Course Details

Experiment in Geotechnics (The Course of ESF)

VFC001 course is not part of any study plan

Students acquire to use contemporary methods for foundation soil study. Integral parts will be also observation method (mathematical and experimental modeling and field monitoring). Student will be lead to teamwork during the design of the geotechnical structure. The learning process will respect environmental aspects too. Supposed solutions of designs will be discussed with experinced experts during field works and excursions. Students obtain feedback for their designs.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Vladislav Horák, CSc.

Institute

Institute of Geotechnics

Learning outcomes

As a result of teaching is increasing of the level of theoretical preparation of students for solution of practical tasks, preparation for in situ operation and development of teamwork. Students obtain by the passing of the subject current overview about contemporary techniques of testing and monitoring of foundation soil. Suppose solution will be dicussed with experinced experts. Integral part of the subject is terrain work and field excursion.

Prerequisites

The students have to know basics of geology, physics, solid mechanics, elasticity and plasticity and geomechanics (soil/rock mechanics).

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Teaching is essentially a standard way (lectures - exercises). Part of the exercise is carried out in the laboratory and outdoor testing field. The course is also a report on the geotechnical survey.

Forms and criteria of assessment

Credit is awarded for participation in education, teaching surrendered report on geotechnical surveys and other fixed tutorials.

Objective

The aim of the subject is increasing of the level of theoretical preparation of students for solution of practical tasks, preparation for in situ operation and development of teamwork. Students obtain by the passing of the subject current overview about contemporary techniques of testing and monitoring of foundation soil. Suppose solution will be dicussed with experinced experts. Integral part of the subject is terrain work and field excursion.

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.

Lecture

1 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Geotechnical investigation according to DIN EN 1997-2
2. Geophysical survey methods
3. Conventional survey methods
4. Monitoring of the geological environment
5. Landslides and rock collapse I.
6. Landslides and rock collapse II.
7. Physical model
8. Numerical model
9. Numerical model
10.Case studies
11.Field excursion

Practice

2 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

1. Preparation for foundation soil investigation
2. Investigation of foundation soil - methods
3. Laboratory testing of soils - sample preparation, methods, evaluation
4. Monitoring of rock environment - theory
5. Monitoring of rock environment - practical application
6. Hydraulic parameters of soils and rocks
7. Physical modeling - introduction, theory
8. Physical modeling - methods, risks, practical application
9. Mathematical modeling - introduction, theory
10.Mathematical modeling selected geotechnical problems
11.Case study - field excursion