224-0943/01 – Geomonitoring and reversal analysis (GIA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Eva Hrubešová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Eva Hrubešová, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementCompulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesDoctoral
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HRU30 doc. RNDr. Eva Hrubešová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The Content of the course is geotechnical monitoring methods using sophisticated control monitoring systems for not only in standard conditions, but also in extraordinary conditions. Attention will be paid to e.g. monitoring systems using optical fibre technology, GPS and other advanced technologies that enable the monitoring of the measurement in geotechnical and underground engineering at a higher qualitative level. The student will be acquainted with the principles of individual monitoring devices, their suitability for use, technical, installation and any other restrictions, and the optimization of the principles of geotechnical monitoring. The subject also includes the issue of the design of the monitoring project for specific real situation, in terms of monitoring objectives, methodological suitability, technological and methodological demands of the implementation measurement, correct evaluation and interpretation of the measurement results. One of the important sub-objectives of the subject is to familiarize methods of inverse analysis and their use for objectification of input data of mathematical models, forecasting of future behaviour geotechnical constructions and determination of objective warning conditions.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Compulsory literature:

Dunnicliff, J. Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring Field Performance. John Wiley 1988. ISBN 0-471-00546-0. Fajkus, M., Nedoma, J., Mec, P., Hrubesova, E., Martinek, R., Vasinek, V. Analysis of the highway tunnels monitoring using an optical fiber implemented into primary lining. Journal of ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, VOL 68 (2017), No 5.pp. 364–370.

Recommended literature:

Leung CF, Tan SA, Phoon KK,. Field Measurements in Geomechanics. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Field Measurements inGeomechanics CFMGM99 (Singapore, December 1-3, 1999). Balkema,pp. 109-162. Hauswirth, D., Puzrin, A.M., Carrera, A., Standing, J.R., and Wan, M.S.P. Use of fibre-optic sensors for simple assessment of ground surface displacement during tunnelling. Géotechnique 64: 837-842 (2014). Pei, H.F., Yin, J.H., Zhu, H.H., Hong, C.Y., Jin, W., Xu, D.S.. Monitoring of lateral displacements of a slope using a series of special fibre Bragg grating-based in-place inclinometers. Measurement Science and Technology, 23(2),2012.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Elaboration of monitoring project of specific geotechnical constructions, consultations.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Modern methods of geotechnical monitoring – overview, basic principles 2. Geotechnical risks and monitoring of geotechnical and underground structures 3. Warning conditions, their specifications and identification 4. Continuous monitoring of liner constructions using standard and advanced monitoring methods 5. Monitoring of surface movements using modern control monitoring systems (GPS, etc.) 6. Monitoring of hydrostatic and hydrodynamic effects of groundwater 7. Stress and strain monitoring in stabilizing structures (tunnel lining, retaining structures, etc.) 8. Monitoring of dynamic effects (transport, blasting, dynamic effects of construction machines, mine-induced seismicity) 9. Specifics, principles and methods of complex monitoring of natural slopes 10. Methods and principles of monitoring of anthropogenic slopes (filling, sprinkled, etc.) 11. Fundamentals of monitoring of large dumps 12. Methods of inverse (back) analysis 13. Back analysis based on direct optimization procedures

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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