224-0202 – Foundation Engineering (ZS)

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
224-0202/01 1999/2000 5
224-0202/02 2007/2008 5
224-0202/03 2009/2010 2020/2021 4
224-0202/04 2011/2012 2020/2021 5
224-0202/05 2014/2015 5
224-0202/06 2014/2015 4
224-0202/07 2015/2016 2020/2021 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students should design and evaluate various types of foundation (shallow, depth). He also has to be able to design and evaluate various types of foundation pits, including their security with different reinforcement constructions.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject belongs to those one underlying the geotechnical engineering. On the basis of a knowledge of static, elasticity, engineering geology and hydrogeology it pursues the fundamental topics involved in the shallow and deep foundations structures, the design methods aimed at evaluating the ground load bearing capacity and the foundation settlement, the foundation in difficult ground conditions and in sensitive urban areas. An attention is also given to the foundation failures, foundation failure remediation, monitoring methods, modelling, observation method and risk assessment. The undergraduate gains knowledge about the foundation structures and evaluation of the foundation grounds. He learns to calculate the frequent foundation structures utilising the up-to-date design methods satisfying the contemporary local (Czech ČSN) and European (EC7) legislative and technical standards. Foundation; rock environment; soil; foundation construction; bearing capacity; settlement; reconstruction of foundation constructions; foundation constructions failures; reconstruction of foundations.

Compulsory literature:

Das, B.M.: Principles of Foundation Engineering. Broks/Cole Thomson, 2004

Recommended literature:

Atkinson, J.: The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations. London, McGraw-Hill Company, 1993. Peck, R.B., Hanson, W.E., THORNBURN, T.H. 1974. Foundation engineering. 2d ed. New York: John Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-67585-3.Online version available at: https://app.knovel.com/hotlink/toc/id:kpFEE00001/foundation-engineering/foundation-engineering


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
224-0201 MH&Z Soil and Rock Mechanics Recommended


Subject codeAbbreviationTitle
224-0208 ZSP Foundation Engineering in Difficult Conditions