224-0224 – Modeling in Geotechnics (MoGe)

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
224-0224/01 2003/2004 2020/2021 3
224-0224/02 2003/2004 2020/2021 4
224-0224/03 2003/2004 2020/2021 4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- the idea of ​​the modeling methods, comparison of different methods of terms of applied mathematical methods, demand on input data and in terms of suitability of their application to certain types of geotechnical tasks - analysis of model input data, boundary and initial conditions - use a various specialized software - analysis of modeling results

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The subject consists of modeling complex problems in the underground and geotechnical engineering. Students are introduced to the requirements to the input data, 2D and 3D finite element method and other numerical methods, which are used for the modeling of geotechnical problems. To these methods belong boundary element method, finite difference elements method and distinct element method, which is suitable for the modelling of discontinuous rock mass The students engaged in tasks of modeling of slope stability with consideration of various types of stabilizing elements (bolts, nails,geotextiles, etc.), modeling the effects of groundwater in the slope, stability of rock walls. Another area is the role of the underground construction - stability of tunnels and underground collectors, taking into account support construction of various types (including spatial models), calculations sheeting and foundation structures. The course also deals with the fundamentals of back analysis and stochastic methods.

Compulsory literature:

Bull, J.W. Numerical Analysis and Modeling in Geomechanics. Spon Press. 2003. ISBN 0-415-24328-9. Potts, D., Zdravkovic, L. Finite element analysis in geotechnical engineering. Thomas Telford. 1999. ISBN 0-7277-2753-2.

Recommended literature:

Gioda, Z. Modeling in Geomechanics. Wiley 2000. Soil and Rock Behaviour and Modelling. Proceedings of Sessions of Geoshanghai. Luna. R et al.(ed.)Shanghai: China, 2006.ISBN 0-7844-0862-9.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
224-0201 MH&Z Soil and Rock Mechanics Recommended
224-0202 ZS Foundation Engineering Recommended
224-0207 PS Underground Engineering Recommended
224-0226 GS Geotechnical Constructions Recommended


Subject codeAbbreviationTitle
224-0220 MPK Mechanics of Underground Structures
224-0221 MeKP Finite Element Method