224-0204/03 – Environmental Geotechnics (EG)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Karel Vojtasík, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Karel Vojtasík, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MOH050 Ing. Marek Mohyla, 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

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

There are no requirements for students


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

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Summer semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  17
        Examination Examination 65  33 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T035) Geotechnics P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T035) Geotechnics P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T035) Geotechnics P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T035) Geotechnics P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T035) Geotechnics P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

2015/2016 Summer