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Foundation Engineering

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Course Unit Code224-0907/04
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated10 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Third Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter, Summer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
LAH43doc. Dr. Ing. Hynek Lahuta
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.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Graduates of this course postgraduate studies must be able to design and
assessing different types of geotechnical structures under different conditions.
Course Contents
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.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
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.
Masopust J., Glisníková V.: Zakládání staveb. CERM VUT, Brno, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7204-538-9.
Štěpánek Z.: Zakládání staveb. ČVUT, Praha, 1993.
Hulla J., Šimek J., Turček P.: Mechanika zemín a zakladanie stavieb. Alfa, Bratislava, 1991.ISBN 80-03-00428-4.
Hulla J., Turček P.: Zakladanie stavieb, Bratislava 1999.
Masopust J.: Speciální zakládání staveb, 1. díl. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o., 2004, 141 s.
Masopust J.: Speciální zakládání staveb, 2. díl. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o., 2006, 150 s.
Rozsypal A.: Kontroloní sledování a rizika v geotechnice. Bratislava: JAGA, 2001, 198 s. ISBN ISBN: 80-88905-44-3.
Turček P. a kol.: Zakládání staveb. Bratislava: JAGA, 2005, 302 s. ISBN ISBN 80-8076-023-3.
Masopust J.: Navrhování základových a pažících konstrukcí. Příručka k ČSN EN 1997. Praha: Informační centrum ČKAIT, 2012, 220 s. ISBN 978-80-87438-31-2.
Masopust J. a kol.: Rizika prací speciálního zakládání staveb. Praha: Informační centrum ČKAIT, 2011, 116 s. ISBN 978-80-87438-10-7.
Neset K.: Vlivy poddolování. SNTL, Praha 1984.
Masopust J.: Vrtané piloty. Čeněk a Ježek, Praha 1995.
Recommended Reading:
Atkinson, J.: The mechanics of soils and foundations. McGraw-Hill Company, 1993
Aldorf a kol.: Geotechnické stavby. VŠB Ostrava, 1984;

Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Individual consultations
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined