224-0208/03 – Foundation Engineering in Difficult Conditions (ZSP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Hynek LahutaSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Hynek Lahuta
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LAH43 doc. Dr. Ing. Hynek Lahuta
PIN078 Ing. Miroslav Pinka
STO118 Ing. Martin Stolárik, Ph.D.
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

Deep foundations – divisons of elements, diaphraghm walls – building technology and utilization, interactions between piles and foundation soils, design of axial loaded bored piles (among 2nd limit state) – point bearing capacity of drilled-shaft piles, limit loading curve, technology, design inclination of slopes of foundation pits, foundation pits dewatering, design of deep foundations by EC7 (eurocode), special way of foundation – collapsible soils, expansive soils, sanitary landfills.

Teaching methods



The course builds on the basic study of the issue of building foundations and extends acquired knowledge in the areas of deep foundations, especially when applied pile foundations. In addition to piloting the technology has advanced knowledge of the design according to the first (ULS) and second limit state (SLS), the issue of group piles and pile grids. In addition to these issues develops knowledge of improvement of soil properties, foundation in landslide areas, the issue of creation of embankments and spoil banks, include methodologies mechanical properties of these materials.

Compulsory literature:

Das, B.M. Principles of Foundation Engineering. Broks/Cole Thomson, 2004. 743 pp. ISBN 0-534-40752-8. Bond A, Harris A. Decoding Eurocode 7. London: Taylor & Francis, 2008. ISBN 978-0-415-40948-3.

Recommended literature:

Atkinson, J.: The mechanics of soils and foundations. McGraw-Hill Company, 1993

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Required completion of the course Foundation Engineering.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
224-0202 ZS Foundation Engineering Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Contents of lecture. Deep foundations (well foundations, caisson, diafraghm walls). 2. Interaction between pile and foundation ground, settlement of drilled-shaft foundation, ultimate capacity of vertical piles due to second limit states. 3. Drilled-shaft foundation - technology. 4. Point bearing capacity of drilled-shaft piles. 5. Calculatoin of bearing capacity piles with vertical and horizontal direction 6. Inclination of slopes of foundation pits, dewatering of foundation pits. 7. Design of deep foundations by EC7 (eurocode). 8. Special way of foundation- collapsible soils, expansive soils, sanitary landfills 13. Case history.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner