224-0233/01 – Road and Geotechnical Laboratory (SGL)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Hynek LahutaSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Hynek Lahuta
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2003/2004Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesMaster
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HRU30 doc. RNDr. Eva Hrubešová, Ph.D.
LAH43 doc. Dr. Ing. Hynek Lahuta
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 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of this course is to spread information and practical skills in the areas of soil properties, methods of determining fundamental characteristics of the subsoil road. After graduation road and geotechnical laboratory students gain skills in basic types of testing, evaluation and application of results. In laboratory and field tests carried out in practice such as: soil: a modified Proctor compaction test, California Bearing Ratio, light dynamic plate, static loading plate, dynamic penetration test, asphalt: determination of needle penetration, determination of the softening point-ring and ball method, pendulum skid tester TRRL.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Terrain work


The course deals with the soil water regime in the road, the effects of freezing. Another area of ​​interest of course is the issue of stability embankment and cuts, the possibility of mathematical modeling of the stability issues and principles and methods of geotechnical monitoring in road construction. Practical measurements complement theoretical knowledge of how other types of nondestructive testing.

Compulsory literature:

EN 1997-2 : Eurocode 7 – Geotechnical Design – part 2: Ground Investigations and Testing. Brusel: European Committee for Standardization (CEN), 2008. CORRERIA, A. G., BRANDL, H. Geotechnics for Roads, Rail Tracks and Earth Structures. Balkema, 2001. ISBN 90-2651-844-7

Recommended literature:

EN 1997-1 : Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design – part 1: General Rules. Brusel: European Committee for Standardization (CEN), 2006.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Elaboration of reports for laboratory and field tests, including evaluation of measured data and their interpretation.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
224-0202 ZS Foundation Engineering Recommended
224-0208 ZSP Foundation Engineering in Difficult Conditions 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

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51 3
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35 (35) 18 3
                Project Project 35  18 3
        Examination Examination 65 (65) 33 3
                Written examination Written examination 35  15 3
                Oral Oral examination 30  18 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2008/2009 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T036) Transport Constructions P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T036) Transport Constructions K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T036) Transport Constructions P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T036) Transport Constructions K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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