873311 Applied geotechnical engineering

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


The importance of ground in civil engineerng, interaction structure - ground, overview of soils, classification of soils, methods of ground investigation, determination of soil parameters in the field and in the laboratory, control of earthworks;

Theory of soil mechanics, geotechnical calculations; design of foundations, retaining structures (design and systems), landslides and slope stabilisation mehtods, influence of water on structures and design, deep excavation pits and their retaining structures, underpinning of buildings; construction methods in ground engineering (theory, design and calculation, construction, monitoring); geosynthetics; environmental geotechnics. Case histories.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

To educate civil engineers who consider ground and structures as one interacting unit; who are able to plan, design, calculate, supervise and monitor geotechnical projects.

Bridging the gap between theory and practice. Providing a scientific basis as a prerequisite for possible further research acitivities.

Critical evaluation of the accuracy of geotechnical calculations and prognoses. Infomation about practical aspects and construction sites, case histories.
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