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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Geotechnics

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135GET Z,ZK 5 2P+2C Czech
Lecturer:
Jan Valenta (guarantor), Matouš Hilar, Jan Kos, Jan Masopust, Jan Pruška, Jan Salák
Tutor:
Jan Valenta (guarantor), Alexandr Butovič, Kristýna Čápová, Linda Černá Vydrová, Matouš Hilar, Jan Ježek, Daniel Jirásko, Jan Kos, Jan Masopust, Jan Pruška, Jan Salák, Jan Vrbata
Supervisor:
Department of Geotechnics
Synopsis:

Advanced design approaches for selected types of foundation pits and footings, design based on soil - structure interaction.

Requirements:

Geology, Soil Mechanics, Foundation of Structures - basic course

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction, design considerations of selected structures, principles of computer codes application

2. Examples of geotechnical constructions and potential risk identification

3. Eurocode 7: Principles for geotechnical design and worked examples

4. Piles I. - action of combined loads (rigid / flexible pile)

5. Piles II. - pile group

6. Footing slab I. - design with respect to soil - structure interaction

7. Footing slab II. - piled raft, example and discussion

8. Foundation pit design, sloped / sheeted foundation pit, de-watering, anchor systems

9. Retaining structures, composite and diaphragm walls loading stages, deformations

10. Geotechnical monitoring in foundation engineering - examples of application

11. Geotechnical monitoring - preconditions, instrumentation

12. Trial test, discussion and evaluation

13. Site investigation, soil/rock data and geotechnical site model

14. Faults in foundation engineering, remedial actions, case histories

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Spread footing - sensitivity to site conditions and selection of partial safety factors

2. Limit states of pile subjected to horizontal load - rigid / flexible pile, free / constrained pile head

3. Limit states of pile subjected to vertical load - different site conditions

4. Computer lab for geotechnical design - selected types of structures - introduction

5. Soil-structure interaction - retaining wall with tieback anchors

6. Retaining walls - stability considerations with respect to different site conditions

7. Retaining wall design in inclined area - arrangement of working space, slope stability, design related to selected site conditions and construction stages

8. Soil-structure interaction - footing mat in selected site conditions

9. Geotechnical monitoring - goals and ideas of design of monitoring for selected cases of constructions

Study Objective:

Understanding and application of advanced design methods based on soil-structure interaction for shallow footings, piles, retaining structures, foundation pits, use of selected geotechnical software, principles of monitoring in foundation engineering

Study materials:

Coduto, D., P.: Foundation Design: Principles and Practices. Barnes & Noble, ISBN: 0135897068, 2000

Smoltzyk, U. (ed): Geotechnical Engineering Handbook. Vol. 1-3. Ernst & Sohn, A Willey Comp. ISBN: 3-433-01449-3,-01450-7,-01451-5, 2003.

Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design: Worked examples:

http://eurocodes.jrc.ec.europa.eu/doc/2013_06_WS_GEO/report/2013_06_WS_GEO.pdf

Note:
Further information:
www.zakladani.cz
Time-table for winter semester 2020/2021:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
roomTH:A-229

14:00–15:50
(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
A229
Fri
roomTH:B-582

08:00–09:50
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.103)

Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
B582
roomTH:B-582

10:00–11:50
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.102)

Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
B582
Thu
roomTH:B-582

08:00–09:50
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
B582
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2020/2021:
Time-table is not available yet
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2020-09-26
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet24829205.html