224-0204/01 – Environmental Geotechnics (EG)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Karel Vojtasík, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Karel Vojtasík, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
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

The goal is to build upand develop a view of geotechnical structures in the wider context. Any geotechnical construction and geotechnical design affects the state of the environment, it raises a number of changes. These changes represent real threat to any existing building, located in their vicinity. The student becomes familiar with the most common types of hazards, their causes and principles and practical measures to minimize environmental risk are subject to the process of construction of geotechnical structures, as well as their long-term existence and during their use. The course goes on and develops the knowledge gained in previous subjects "of rock and soil mechanics", "Foundation Engineering". Acquired knowledge supports the following professional education courses as "underground construction "in undergraduate studies and geotechnical construction in the master drade study.

Teaching methods



Each geotechnical construction recasts a ground environment. A ground response interferes in both geotechnical construction and wide ground area around with facilities constructed before. The course focuses on significant phenomena accompanying each geotechnical construction in ground. It outlines their merits, gives analysis of all consequences and brings out ways to mitigate these ones as they are not to be got out since their physical background within.

Compulsory literature:

SARSBY, R.(2000). Environmental Geotechnics. Thomas Telford Publishing, London

Recommended literature:

SARSBY, R.(2000). Environmental Geotechnics. Thomas Telford Publishing, London

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
224-0201 MH&Z Soil and Rock Mechanics Recommended
224-0202 ZS Foundation Engineering Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures 1. Geotechnical engineering as a discipline in relation to the environment. 2. Characteristics of positive and negative impacts - Case Histories. 3. Classification impact of the implementation of geotechnical works on the environment. 4. Changes in stress around the geotechnical structures and their significance. 5. The effects of undermining on the surface. 6. to 7. Effects and impact of changes in hydrological conditions during the implementation of geotechnical engineering. 8. Effect of shallow-mined underground to the surface and the environment. 9. Slope failures and their importance and impact on the environment. 10. Geotechnical engineering tasks on waste disposal, waste disposal underground. 11. Prevention of negative impacts by the geotechnical works. 12. to 13. Provision of lectures by specialists from practice - Case Histories and the implementation of excursions in situ. Exercise: 1 to 2 Study of legislative documents on issues related to geotechnical engineering environment (Law on waste, geological Act, Mining Act, Building Act). 3. Determination of stress in the vicinity of underground workings. 4. Determination of parameter changes in hydrogeologic conditions. 5. Classification of slope failures. 6. to 9. Design of the parameters affecting the undermining of the surface and shallow tunneling. 10. to 13 .Provision for excursions in situ. Programs: 1. Design of the ground surface setlement due to the change of groundwater level. 2. Design of the ground surface setlement above the shallow subterrenous excavation work. 3. Design of the ground surface setlement above the mined ground.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Examination Examination 65  16
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35  16
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2005/2006 (B3651) Stavební inženýrství (3647R017) Geotechnics K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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