224-0228/03 – Statics and Dynamics of Geotechnical Structures (SDGS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Eva Hrubešová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Eva Hrubešová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ALD20 prof. Ing. Josef Aldorf, DrSc.
HRU30 doc. RNDr. Eva Hrubešová, 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

The aim of discipline is to teach students to apply design and methodological procedures for the use of Eurocode 7 on the basis of knowledge of statics, dynamics and problems of the technical content of geotechnical structures. Synthesis of findings from basic geotechnical and physical discipline is one of the main objectives of the course.

Teaching methods

Project work


Subject "Statics and dynamics of geotechnical structures is building and application subject to the basic knowledge of statics, structural mechanics and elasticity, and strength in the field of geotechnical engineering, especially in the field of underground construction and structure ensuring the stability of rock walls and embankment slopes slots rock anchors and reinforcement of earth structures. Great attention is paid statics shoring trenches and pits security. Knowledge and skills obtained by students completing the course: By completing the course the student acquires the ability to design simple and medium complex structure ensuring the stability of slopes and retaining structures, natural slopes and cuttings. Will be able to use standard software products and assess their suitability for solving complex problems of statics and dynamics of geotechnical engineering.

Compulsory literature:

1.Aldorf,J.: Mechanics of Underground Structures. Elsevier.

Recommended literature:

R. Frank - Designers Guide to EN 1997-1 Eurocode 7: Getechnical design - general rules, London

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

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.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1st The meaning and content of the discipline, the state of tension in the body section, the mathematical equation continuum mechanics. 2nd Vibrations and waves in the rock mass. 3rd Rheology and plasticity of rocks. 4th State of stress around the excavation. 5th Computational methods, including tunnel reinforcement loads. the influence of dynamic factors - classification methods. 6th Static solution supports underground construction and use of computer technology. 7th Geotechnical Engineering geosyntetickými construction materials (slopes, subsoil embankments, bridge abutments). 8th Static solutions pit slopes and embankments, drainage impact. 9th Static solutions to construction sheet pile, pile walls and underground. 10th Static anchoring solution of geotechnical structures. 11th Design for ensuring the stability of slopes of embankments and excavations, survey commercial software systems, the risk of geotechnical engineering. 12th Reserve. 13th Lecture statics of Practice - Case Histories. Exercise: 1st basic problems of statics and strength, cross-sectional characteristics. 2nd Determination of static deformation of certain structures, trusses and arches. 3rd Tree hinges arch - an overall analysis - 1 program. 4th Rock strength, stress state around the tunnel. 5th Voltage Stability of tunnels and shafts, shallow foundation of a building - the load. 6th, 7th calculation of statically indeterminate structures reinforcement and geotechnical works, Computer use and programming systems FEAT FLAC and PLAXIS - 2 program. 8th Static solutions of geosynthetic reinforcement of rock structures. 9th Tasks structural design of retaining walls. 10th Static solutions shoring pits - 3 program. 11th Anchors - designing and testing. 12th, 13 th Exercise program for systems GEO4 - FINE. Multimedia teaching aids used for: The lessons are ready to use transparencies for overhead projector, some instructional films (of slopes, anchoring) and software systems calculation of sheeting, slope stability and soil reinforcement (Macaferi, Tensar).

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester, validity until: 2020/2021 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 35  15
        Examination Examination 65  36
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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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 English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T035) Geotechnics K English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T035) Geotechnics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T035) Geotechnics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T035) Geotechnics K English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T035) Geotechnics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T035) Geotechnics P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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