224-0209 – Geotechnical Monitoring (GM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground Engineering
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Eva Hrubešová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
224-0209/01 2002/2003 2009/2010 5
224-0209/02 2002/2003 2020/2021 5
224-0209/03 2002/2003 5
224-0209/04 2015/2016 6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- introduce the concept of a geotechnical monitoring - formulate the basic principles of general objectives and methods of geotechnical monitoring - to characterize the different methods and geotechnical measurements, comparison of the methods - formulate and discuse the geotechnical monitoring design for the various type of geotechnical and underground structures - analysis of options, evaluate the results of geotechnical monitoring

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Project work
Terrain work


The course includes basic principles of geotechnical monitoring, basic principles of monitoring systems and an overview of methods and instrumentation equipment that can be used for monitoring stress in the rock or the environment. the reinforcement, reinforcement loads, deformations, subsidence, water pressure, water flow, seismic activity, radon (load cells, inclinometers, konvergometry, extensometer, piezometer, settlement of sensors, indicators of water flow, etc.). In this course, students are also acquainted with the design of monitoring for various types of underground structures, slopes and embankments, and treatment options resulting monitoring data, including any back analysis.

Compulsory literature:

Dunnicliff, J. Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring Field Performance, John Wiley 1988, ISBN 0-471-00546-0.

Recommended literature:

R.S. Sinha: Underground Structures (Design and Instrumentation), Elsevier 1989 J.A. Franklin, M.B. Dusseault: Rock Engineering, Mc Graw-Hill Publishing Company 1989


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.