224-0937/02 – Geomaterial engineering (GI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Ščučka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Ščučka, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementCompulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesDoctoral
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SCU007 doc. Ing. Jiří Ščučka, Ph.D.
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Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The content of the subject is the issue of specific geomaterials arising from the targeted modification of the properties of rocks and soils in geotechnical practice. Particular attention is paid to composite materials resulting from the injection of silicate and polymeric media into soils, damaged rocks or building structures. The classification system of basic composite structures, their unique material properties, experimental procedures and analytical laboratory methods for their testing and in situ prediction are presented. Another important group of modified geomaterials are materials based on lime stabilized soils, cements and byproducts

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Compulsory literature:

Ground Improvement. Edit. by M.P. MOSELEY, K. KIRSCH. New York: Spon Press, 2004. 431 p. KUTZNER, CH. Grouting of rock and soil. Rotterdam: AA Balkema, 1996. 271 p. KAROL, R. H. Chemical grouting and soil stabilization. New York: M Dekker Inc, 2003. 558 p WARNER, J. Practical handbook of grouting - soil, rock and structures. NY: Wiley, 2004. 700 p.

Recommended literature:

BELL, F. G. Engineering Treatment of Soils. London: E&FN Spon, 1993. 302 p. BODI, J., BODI, Z., SCUCKA, J., MARTINEC, P. Polyurethane grouting technologies. In Polyurethane. Rijeka: InTech Open Access Publ., 2012, Zafar, F., Sharmin, E. (Eds.) pp. 307-336.

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic overview of injection technologies in construction and geotechnics 2. Properties and behavior of different types of grouting media in the injected environment of rocks, soils and building materials 3. Structure-texture classification of geomaterials modified by grouting 4. Laboratory and in situ methods for testing grouts and injected geomaterials 5. Properties of injected geomaterials generated in situ and under laboratory conditions 6. Examples of practical geotechnical applications for injecting rocks, soils and building structures 7. Interaction of soils with inorganic binders and possibilities of stabilization effectiveness 8. Properties of soils stabilized by lime, cements and byproducts 9. Examples of practical geotechnical applications in soil stabilization

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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2020/2021 (P0732D260003) Geotechnics and Underground Engineering P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (P0732D260003) Geotechnics and Underground Engineering K English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P0732D260003) Geotechnics and Underground Engineering P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P0732D260003) Geotechnics and Underground Engineering K English Ostrava Compulsory study plan

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