Course syllabus MZZS - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (FFWT - SS 2009/2010)

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Course code: MZZS
Course title in language of instruction: Mechanika zemin a zakládání staveb
Course title in Czech: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Course title in English: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2/2 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master; master continuing
Semester: SS 2009/2010
Name of lecturer: Ing. Pavla Kotásková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Lenka Ševelová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: State Bachelor Examination and not (Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering or now Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering)
Aims of the course:
Aim of the course: preparing the students for practical constructional, designating and investor activities in realization of functional contructions: road pavement constructions, hydraulic engineering works, civil construction and others
Course contents:
1.Hydrogeologic prospecting, sondes, sampling soil (allowance 2/2)
2.Physical properties of soils (allowance 2/2)
3.Mecanical properties of soils (allowance 2/2)
4.Laboratory testing of physico-mechanical soil properties (allowance 2/2)
5.Practical tasks of soil mechanics -determination of subbase and subgrade resistance (allowance 2/2)
6.Determination of tension states and deformation of subbase and subgrade (allowance 2/2)
7.Shallow foundation -- types and use, design characteristics of soils (allowance 2/2)
8.Geotechechnical category and limiting states of foundation soils (allowance 2/2)
9.Design procedure of shallow foundation according to 1. geotechechnical category using Brinch Hansen form for 2nd GK (allowance 2/2)
10.Soil slopes stability, Petterson's method, advancement of slope stability (allowance 2/2)
11.Slumping and sanitation, factors influencing slumping (allowance 2/2)
12.Determination of active soil pressure cohesive and noncohesive soils (allowance 2/2)
13.Deep pile foundation -- definition, pile classification (allowance 2/2)
14.Classification and convenience of soil to construction of hydraulic engineering works (allowance 2/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to solve problems
-Ability to work independently
-Basic computing skills
-Capacity to learn
-Professional knowledge
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to determine slope stability and knowledge of the rehabilitation methods
-Ability to determine soil capacity for construction of underlying structure
-Competence to design base construction for 1st geotechnical category
-Knowledge of soil classification

Type of course unit: optional
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture26 h
     practice26 h
     laboratory work16 h
     professional educational excursion3 h
     consultation3 h
     preparation for exam30 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     elaboration of reports16 h
     elaboration and execution of projects10 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Conclusion and credits: exam (5 credits)
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
REEichler, J.: Mechanika zemin se zakládáním staveb. Skripta VUT v Brně, 1990, 160 s. Hanák,K.: Zpřístupnění lesa, Vybrané statě II. Skripta MZLU v Brně, 1995, 102 s. Hanák, K.: Mechanika zemin se zakládáním staveb, Cvičení. Skripta MZLU v Brně, 2001, 122 s. Maceková V.: Atelierová tvorba - základové konstrukce. Skripta VUT v Brně, 1991, 117 s. Myslivec, A.: Mechanika zemin. Skripta ČVUT v Praze, 1968, 377 s. Sereda, O.: Mechanika zemin se zakládáním staveb. Skripta VŠZ v Brně, 1974, 156 s. Vaníček, I.: Geomechanika 10 - mechanika zemin. Skripta ČVUT v Praze, 2000, 229 s. Weiglová, K.: Mechanika zemin, Cvičení. Skripta VUT v Brně, 1998, 120 s.


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