224-0060/01 – Rock and Soil Mechanics (MHZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Hynek LahutaSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Hynek Lahuta
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year2Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LAH43 doc. Dr. Ing. Hynek Lahuta
MOH050 Ing. Marek Mohyla, Ph.D.
PIN078 Ing. Miroslav Pinka
STO118 Ing. Martin Stolárik, Ph.D.
VOJ50 doc. Ing. Karel Vojtasík, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

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

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Other requirements

Required completing the course Geology. At least 70% attendance at the exercises. Absence, up to a maximum of 30%, must be excused and the apology must be accepted by the teacher (the teacher decides to recognize the reason for the excuse). Tasks assigned on the exercises must be hand in within the dates set by the teacher.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction. Rock and soil materials. Nature of soils. 2. Physical properties. Mass-volume relations, index properties. 3. Classification of grounds. Geotechnical survey. Geotechnical categories. 4. Water flow in ground 5. Stresses in ground. 6. Mechanical properties. 7. Strenght characteristics, testing. Deformational characteristics. 8. Consolidation of ground. 9. Soil and ground mechanics problems. 10. Slopes. Stability of slopes from cohesive soils. 11. Stability of slopes from frictional soils. Stability of rock slopes. 12. Earth pressures against supports.1 3. Modification of soil properties. Compaction, 14. Modeling in geomechanics. Geotechnical monitoring. Inverse analysis.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit  
        Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Elaboration of project from partial parts of lectures. In the examination, the theoretical part and the calculation of examples.

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2020/2021 (B0732A260001) Civil Engineering STI K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0732A260001) Civil Engineering STI P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0732A260001) Civil Engineering STI K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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