Soil and Rock Mechanics

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Course Unit Code224-0201/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated6 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Co-requisitiesCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit Title
224-0061Foundation enginering
224-0202Foundation Engineering
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
OHN02Ing. Barbara Luňáčková, Ph.D.
Summary
The subject developes knowledge of fundamental of the rock and soil materials.
The both material types create natural structures in which
construction activities are commonly carried out or they also closely interfere
to manmade structures. Introductory lectures refer to the ground properties,
ground classification systems and fundamental constitutional laws of their
behaviour when subjected to the internal or external force acting. The
theoretical part after succeed chapters notifying the application tasks widely
met in the geotechnical engineering, praxis such as slope stability
engineering, earth pressures against supports, ground filters, drainage
building pits, compaction, consolidation, ground treatment, modelling, and
monitoring. The undergraduate will gain knowledge about the rock and soil
mechanics as an source information for the geotechnical engineering praxis. He
will learn to solve the geotechnical tasks involving in stress strain and
failure behaviour of ground structures.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Course provides a background knowledge of the Soil Mechanics essential to develope
next subjects such as Foundation, Underground and Geotechnical Constructions, etc.
Course Contents
1. Introduction. Rock and soil materials. Nature of soils.
2. Physical properties. Mass-volume relations, index properties.
3. Classification of grounds. Geotechnical survey. Geotechnical categories.
4. Water flow in ground
5. Stresses in ground.
6. Mechanical properties.
7. Strenght characteristics, testing. Deformational characteristics.
8. Consolidation of ground.
9. Soil and ground mechanics problems.
10. Slopes. Stability of slopes from cohesive soils.
11. Stability of slopes from frictional soils. Stability of rock slopes.
12. Earth pressures against supports.1
3. Modification of soil properties. Compaction,
14. Modeling in geomechanics. Geotechnical monitoring. Inverse analysis.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Atkinson, J. H.: [i] An Itroduction to the Mechanics of Soils. [/i] London : McGraw-Hill, 1993
Aysen, A.: [i] Soil Mechanics:Basic Concepts and Engineering Applications. [/i] Leiden : A.A.Balkema Publishers, 2005
Craig, R.F.: [i] Craig's Soíl Mechanics Seventh Edition. [/i] London New York : Spon Press, 2004
ŠIMEK, J. Mechanika zemin. Praha: SNTL - Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1990. ISBN 80-03-00428-4.
STANEK, Jaroslav a Robert KOŘÍNEK. Hornická mechanika zemin: stabilita svahů. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská, 1991. ISBN 80-7078-103-3.
KOŘÍNEK, Robert a Josef ALDORF. Geotechnický monitoring. Ostrava: VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 1994. ISBN 80-7078-247-1.
Recommended Reading:
Atkinson, J. H.: [i] An Itroduction to the Mechanics of Soils. [/i] London : McGraw-Hill, 1993
Aysen, A.: [i] Soil Mechanics:Basic Concepts and Engineering Applications. [/i] Leiden : A.A.Balkema Publishers, 2005
Craig, R.F.: [i] Craig's Soíl Mechanics Seventh Edition. [/i] London New York : Spon Press, 2004
Vaníček, I. Mechanika zemin. Vyd. 3., přeprac. Praha: České vysoké učení technické, 1996. ISBN 80-01-01437-1.
Craig, R.F.: [i] Craig's Soíl Mechanics Seventh Edition. [/i] London New York : Spon Press, 2004
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Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluation and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        Exercises evaluationCredit35 18
        ExaminationExamination65 33