542-0980/05 – Geomechanical Modelling (GM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jindřich Šancer, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jindřich Šancer, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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SAN02 doc. Ing. Jindřich Šancer, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with mathematical and physical modeling. They are discusses the principles of computational methods of mathematical modeling, including practical modeling in medern software.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course deals with mathematical and physical modeling. They are discussed especially the basics of computational methods of mathematical (numerical) modeling. Physical modeling is a photoelasticimetric method and a method of modeling with equivalent materials. Students are practically acquainted with mathematical modeling using the finite element method in modern software.

Compulsory literature:

BULL, John W. Numerical analysis and modelling in geomechanics. London: Spon Press, 2003. ISBN 0-415-24328-9. GIODA, Z.: Modeling in Geomechanics. Wiley 2000. 2.Potts, D. Zdravkovic, L. Finite element analysis in geotechnical engineering. Telford, 1999. ISBN 0 72772753 2.

Recommended literature:

ZIENKIEWICZ,O.C.;CHAN,A.H.C.;PASTOR,M;SCHREFLER,B.A.;SHIOMI,T.: Computational Geomechanics. Chichester: Wiley, 1999. ISBN 0-471- 98285-7. BAECHER, G.B.; CHRISTIAN,J.: Reliability and Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering. Chichester: Wiley, 2003. ISBN 0-471- 49833-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Submission of the specified program, oral test.



Other requirements

Submission of the specified program. Ability to work independently in software using the FEM method.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Modeling in geomechanics, basic concepts, goal and division of methods. Physical modeling - photoelastic models. Physical modeling - models from equivalent materials. Numerical modeling - division, basic methods FEM, BEM, FDM, BEM. General approach in numerical modeling. Numerical modeling by FEM method. Fundamentals of numerical modeling in software GEO 5 - FEM. Slope stability modeling by FEM method sw GEO5. Tunnel load modeling by FEM method sw GEO5. Terrain settlement modeling using the FEM sw GEO5 method.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
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Examination Examination   3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2023/2024 (P0724D290005) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0724D290005) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290005) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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