Course Details

Soil and Structure Interaction

DFB022 course is part of 4 study plans

Ph.D. full-t. program DPC-K compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKC-K compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

Ph.D. full-t. program DPA-K compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKA-K compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

Material models: - perfectly plastic, - elastoplastic (Hardening soil model, Cam clay model) - hypoplastic for fine grained soils (Clay - Masin model, Sand - von Wolffersdorff), - Multilaminate Model. Influence of water: - drained/ undrained conditions, - stationary / non-stationary flow. Consolidation.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Lumír Miča, Ph.D.


Institute of Geotechnics

Learning outcomes

The aim is a more comprehensive description of the interaction of the structure and the rock environment. Advanced theoretical material models for the soils, rocks, and structural elements will be deeper describedare, which are used in geotechnical modeling. Influence of water (stationary / non-stationary flow), pore pressures).

Gaining advanced knowledge from modeling of geotechnical constructions.


Soil properties, formation of soils, limit states theory, knowledge of structural mechanics and strength.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

The lectures are supplemented by numerical simulation of laboratory tests for different material models and their comparison with real results.

Forms and criteria of assessment

The course is finished by an oral exam.


The students gain complex view on the soil behaviour for whole loading interval up to the limit state of rupture for the determination of the input material parameters of soils and rocks for numerical modelling of the structure-soil interaction.

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.


3 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Introduction to numerical methods in geotechnics.
2. Overview of soil material models.
3. Plastic behavior of geomaterials. Perfectly plastic material models.
4. Hardening soil model.
5. Cam Clay model.
6. Multilaminate model – 1st part.
7. Multilaminate model – 2nd part
8. Hypoplastic model for fine-grained soils.
9. Hypoplastic model for coarse-grained soils.
10. Drained versus undrained analysis.
11. Consolidation analysis.
12. Modeling the flow of water in the soil – stationary.
13. Modeling the flow of water in the soil – non-stationary.