224-0907/03 – Foundation Engineering (ZS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Hynek LahutaSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Ing. Hynek Lahuta
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ALD20 prof. Ing. Josef Aldorf, DrSc.
LAH43 doc. Dr. Ing. Hynek Lahuta
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 10+0
Part-time Examination 10+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Graduates of this course postgraduate studies must be able to design and assessing different types of geotechnical structures under different conditions.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The contents of this course builds on objects Foundations Engineering and Foundation Engineering in Difficult Conditions, which further deepens and applied to specific situations occurring in practical problems.

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

For the final exam student solves problems of foundations associated with the topic of his dissertation.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Survey for construction purposes, the classification of the foundation engineering. Categorization foundation conditions, factors determining the design of foundations, spread footings, deep foundations. Calculation of bearing capacity and deformation, conditions of foundation, foundation in special conditions. Methods for editing the properties of the subsoil, embankments and control the compaction of foundation pit, monitoring of foundations and subsoil. Interaction "foundation-subsoil". Strength and deformation properties of rocks in relation to the foundation and its subsoil. Stress in the subsoil , solution methods determining factors. The effect of horizontal forces and the forces acting within the continuum of surcharge surface, the initial stress, the stress under deep foundations. Deformation of rocks and soil under the foundation. The theory of consolidation of soils. Limit states foundations. Foundation pits and their stability. Earth pressures on structures. Method -dependent pressures. Methods for calculating anchoring construction pits. Monitoring the behavior of the subsoil.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2016/2017 (P3655) Civil Engineering (3607V035) Geotechnics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (P3655) Civil Engineering (3607V035) Geotechnics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
ECTS FCE - PhD 2016/2017 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 200 - Faculty of Civil Engineering - Dean's Office stu. block