Course Details

Mathematical Modeling of Geotechnical Constructions

Academic Year 2024/25

NFB014 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIS Winter Semester 2nd year

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5 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

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13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction, basic aspects and reasons of applying numerical methods in geotechnics, examples of practical applications. 2. Continuum mechanics – summarization, review of numerical methods. Review of soil constitutive models. 3. Introduction to the finite element method. Linear, non-linear elasticity. 4. Introduction to the plastic behavior of geomaterials. 5. Perfectly plastic constitutive models. 6. Elastic – plastic constitutive models with hardening. 7. Undrained versus drained analysis, consolidation analysis. 8. Theory and modeling of foundations. 9. Theory and modeling of earth retaining structures, excavations. 10. Theory and modeling of earth constructions. Stability analysis.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Introduction to the used software. 2. Structural and interface elements. 3. Numerical analysis of shallow foundations. 4. Numerical analysis of deep foundations. 5. Simulation of laboratory tests. 6. Numerical analysis of propped retaining structures. 7. Numerical analysis of anchored retaining structures. 8. Numerical analysis of embankments. 9. Solution of an individual task. 10. Presentation of an individual task.