873300 Geotechnical engineering I

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Rauchecker, Markus , Thomas, Adrian Olaf , Soranzo, Enrico
Offered in
Sommersemester 2022
Languages of instruction


1. Foundation design
1.1. Load summation
1.2. Preliminary design ULS
1.2.1. Bearing capacity
1.2.2. Internal forces
1.3. Preliminary design SLS
1.4. Quantity survey
1.5. Variant choice
1.6. Detailed design

2. Earth dam design
2.1. Dam structure
2.1.1. Dam body
2.1.2. Waterside cover layer
2.1.3. Airside erosion protection
2.1.4. Drainage
2.2. Dam concept
2.3. Dam design
2.3.1. Design values under BS1 and BS2
2.3.2. Calculation of the water table
2.4. Proof of the overall stability:
2.4.1. Two airside slip circles
2.4.2. Two waterside slip circles

Previous knowledge expected

Geotechnical engineering I
Applied geotechnical engineering

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Self-dependent, practical calculation and planning of:
1. Shallow foundations (isolated, strip and plate foundation)
2. Small earth dams and slopes
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