224-0208 – Foundation Engineering in Difficult Conditions (ZSP)

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
224-0208/01 2002/2003 5
224-0208/02 2002/2003 5
224-0208/03 2002/2003 2020/2021 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Deep foundations – divisons of elements, diaphraghm walls – building technology and utilization, interactions between piles and foundation soils, design of axial loaded bored piles (among 2nd limit state) – point bearing capacity of drilled-shaft piles, limit loading curve, technology, design inclination of slopes of foundation pits, foundation pits dewatering, design of deep foundations by EC7 (eurocode), special way of foundation – collapsible soils, expansive soils, sanitary landfills.

Teaching methods



The course builds on the basic study of the issue of building foundations and extends acquired knowledge in the areas of deep foundations, especially when applied pile foundations. In addition to piloting the technology has advanced knowledge of the design according to the first (ULS) and second limit state (SLS), the issue of group piles and pile grids. In addition to these issues develops knowledge of improvement of soil properties, foundation in landslide areas, the issue of creation of embankments and spoil banks, include methodologies mechanical properties of these materials.

Compulsory literature:

Das, B.M. Principles of Foundation Engineering. Broks/Cole Thomson, 2004. 743 pp. ISBN 0-534-40752-8. Bond A, Harris A. Decoding Eurocode 7. London: Taylor & Francis, 2008. ISBN 978-0-415-40948-3.

Recommended literature:

Atkinson, J.: The mechanics of soils and foundations. McGraw-Hill Company, 1993


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
224-0202 ZS Foundation Engineering Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.