224-0201 – Soil and Rock Mechanics (MH&Z)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground Engineering
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Hynek Lahuta
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
224-0201/01 1999/2000 6
224-0201/02 2003/2004 6
224-0201/03 2003/2004 4
224-0201/04 2007/2008 5
224-0201/05 2011/2012 6
224-0201/06 2011/2012 5
224-0201/07 2019/2020 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Course provides a background knowledge of the Soil Mechanics essential to develope next subjects such as Foundation, Underground and Geotechnical Constructions, etc.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials
Experimental work in labs

Summary

The subject developes knowledge of fundamental of the rock and soil materials. The both material types create natural structures in which construction activities are commonly carried out or they also closely interfere to manmade structures. Introductory lectures refer to the ground properties, ground classification systems and fundamental constitutional laws of their behaviour when subjected to the internal or external force acting. The theoretical part after succeed chapters notifying the application tasks widely met in the geotechnical engineering, praxis such as slope stability engineering, earth pressures against supports, ground filters, drainage building pits, compaction, consolidation, ground treatment, modelling, and monitoring. The undergraduate will gain knowledge about the rock and soil mechanics as an source information for the geotechnical engineering praxis. He will learn to solve the geotechnical tasks involving in stress strain and failure behaviour of ground structures.

Compulsory literature:

Atkinson, J. H.: [i] An Itroduction to the Mechanics of Soils. [/i] London : McGraw-Hill, 1993 Aysen, A.: [i] Soil Mechanics:Basic Concepts and Engineering Applications. [/i] Leiden : A.A.Balkema Publishers, 2005 Craig, R.F.: [i] Craig's Soíl Mechanics Seventh Edition. [/i] London New York : Spon Press, 2004

Recommended literature:

Atkinson, J. H.: [i] An Itroduction to the Mechanics of Soils. [/i] London : McGraw-Hill, 1993 Aysen, A.: [i] Soil Mechanics:Basic Concepts and Engineering Applications. [/i] Leiden : A.A.Balkema Publishers, 2005 Craig, R.F.: [i] Craig's Soíl Mechanics Seventh Edition. [/i] London New York : Spon Press, 2004

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject codeAbbreviationTitle
224-0061 ZS Foundation enginering
224-0202 ZS Foundation Engineering