224-0231/02 – Underground Engineering (PS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Karel Vojtasík, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Karel Vojtasík, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2003/2004Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ALD20 prof. Ing. Josef Aldorf, DrSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 12+0
Part-time Graded credit 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of this course is to acquaint students with the basic structure and content underground engineering, completed his ties to the disciplines of building, and scientific.Lessons will be conducted so that students understand the basic principles of construction of underground works, he could apply those principles into practice and has obtained sufficient experience for employees construction management in a complex natural environment by analysis the knowledge of that environment.

Teaching methods

Project work


The subject is the subject of follow-up to get together geotechnical knowledge of rock cutting, punching and reinforcement technology underground work and other disciplines. Apart from issues of basic design parameters underground construction (size, shape) deals mainly with issues modern methods of tunnels and caverns, supporting and evaluating their geological environment. Considerable attention is paid to the excavation of tunnels in difficult natural conditions (TBM, shield tunneling, jacking, mikrotuneling etc.). Subject closely related to the subject of "Mechanics of Underground Structures".

Compulsory literature:

Szechy J.: The Art of Tunelling. Akademia Kiado Budapest Müller G.: Der Felsbau. Springer Verlag

Recommended literature:

Kolymbas, D.,[i] Tunnelling and Tunnel Mechanics: A Rational Approach to Tunnelling [/i]. Berlin: Springer, c2005, xv, 437 s. ISBN 35-402-5196-0.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

There are no other special requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1st The importance of the underground construction of civilization and addressing environmental challenges history and development of underground structures. 2nd Distribution of underground structures, tunnels, the design parameters, the IG investigation and classification systems. 3rd Mined underground construction, disposal, mikrotunelling; more methods. 4th Conventional excavation methods. 5th Excavation of caverns, excavated underground construction. 6th NATM - theory and practice. 7th Reinforcement of underground construction, design and implementation. 8th Ventilation of underground structures, lighting. 9th Dewatering of underground buildings, waterproofing. 10th Reconstruction of underground structures, building diagnostics. 11th Monitoring of underground construction. 12th Organization and safety in underground construction. 13th Effects of tunneling to the surface. 14th Presentation of practitioners, the risks of underground structures and funding. Exercise: 1 to 3 Week: Tunnel rock mass classification systems. 4th to 7th Design principles and parameters for underground construction (road and rail tunnels). Design excavation and reinforcement, including exploratory gallery. schedule for excavation, Static cross-examination and reinforcement of the tunnel using the program systems 8th to 13th Design principles and parameters for underground construction (collector). Design excavation and reinforcement, including exploratory gallery. schedule for excavation, Static cross-examination and reinforcement of the tunnel using the program systems

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2008/2009 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100 (100) 0
        Other task type Other task type 100  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2008/2009 (N2111) Mining (2101T008) Mining Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N2111) Mining (2101T008) Mining Engineering K Czech Most 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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