N_GZP Geotechnics, basing and subterranean engineering

Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
summer 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. Ing. Radimír Novotný, DrSc. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Ivo Opršal, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Radimír Novotný, DrSc.
Department of Civil Engineering - Faculty of Technology - Rector - Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
Supplier department: Department of Civil Engineering - Faculty of Technology - Rector - Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
Timetable of Seminar Groups
N_GZP/K4: Sat 16. 2. 9:40–11:10 A4, 9:40–11:10 A4, 11:25–12:55 A4, 11:25–12:55 A4, 13:05–14:35 A4, 13:05–14:35 A4, Sat 2. 3. 16:30–18:00 A4, 16:30–18:00 A4, 18:10–19:40 A4, 18:10–19:40 A4, Sun 3. 3. 13:05–14:35 A4, 13:05–14:35 A4, 14:50–16:20 A4, 14:50–16:20 A4, R. Novotný, I. Opršal
N_GZP/P01: Mon 9:40–11:10 D516, R. Novotný
N_GZP/S01: each odd Monday 11:25–12:55 B3, R. Novotný
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives supported by learning outcomes
Geotechnics, foundation and underground engineering is to provide students with basic knowledge about the physical properties of soils as a three-phase discrete environment, especially their bearing capacity and compressibility. It is to inform about the possibilities and ways in which to safely establish buildings.
Learning outcomes
Students gained basic knowledge of physical properties of soil as three-phase discrete environment, especially their bearing capacity and compressibility. They are informed about the possibilities and ways to securely build the building objects.
  • 1. Genesis of soils, the mineralogical composition and physical structure. Particle size classification of soils, line, texture, triangular diagram 2. Water in soils and their properties also affect the behavior of soils. Some physical properties of the soil (soil consistency, density, bulk density, bulk density, porosity and void ratio). SUMMARY cohesive soils. Capillarity in soils. 3. Mechanical stress in soils. Tensions efficient, complete and neutral. Consolidation of soils. Compressibility of soil. 4. Criteria for breach of soils, especially Mohr-Coulomb criterion for a breach of the shear. 5. Link between shear stress in discrete environments, and pore pressure, dilation and kontraktance. Pore ​​pressure as one of the starting points to the emergence of the current pressure. Flowing sands. 6th Stress in soils under biaxial stress state. 7. Any other business models and ideas about the ultimate foundation soil; the principle of ultimate load. 8. Side pressures loose materials (especially earth), according to Rankin. Terzaghi-ho respectively. Mueller-Breslau-UV attempt. Active pressure and passive resistance of soil. 9th Static pressure earth. "Resilient" pressures earth. Ensuring excavations. 10. Principles investigation of slope stability. (Felleniova, Petterssonova and Bishop method in outline). 11. Allocation kinds of bases on local, line and area. Piles, micro piles, wells. Milan wall. 12. Approximate solution footing and grates. 13th Approximate solution baseboards and the principle of dealing pilot "propped against" and "floating".
    required literature
  • MASOPUST, Jan. Navrhování základových a pažicích konstrukcí: příručka k ČSN EN 1997. 1. vyd. Praha: Pro Českou komoru autorizovaných inženýrů a techniků činných ve výstavbě vydalo Informační centrum ČKAIT, 2012, 208 s. ISBN 978-80-87438-31-2.
  • RACLAVSKÝ, Jaroslav. Slovník pojmů ve výstavbě: doporučený standard - metodická řada DOS M 01.01.BVT : bezvýkopové technologie. Praha: Informační centrum České komory autorizovaných inženýrů a techniků činných ve výstavbě, 2004, 127 s. ISBN 80-867-6924-0
    recommended literature
  • BAŽANT, Zdeněk P. Metody zakládání staveb. 2., přeprac. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1972. 649 pp. info
  • MYSLIVEC, Alois, Ján JESENÁK and Jaroslav EICHLER. Mechanika zemin. 1. vyd. Praha: SNTL, 1970. 387 pp. info
  • ZÁRUBA, Quido and Vojtěch MENCL. Sesuvy a zabezpečování svahů. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1969. 221 pp. info
Forms of Teaching
Teaching Methods
Frontal Teaching
Group Teaching - Cooperation
Critical Thinking
Individual Work– Individual or Individualized Activity
Student Workload
ActivitiesNumber of Hours of Study Workload
Daily StudyCombined Study
Preparation for the Mid-term Test1322
Preparation for Lectures13 
Preparation for Seminars, Exercises, Tutorial1330
Preparation for the Final Test5252
Attendance on Lectures26 
Attendance on Seminars/Exercises/Tutorial/Excursion1326
Assessment Methods and Assesment Rate
Exam – written 70 %
Seminary Work 30 %
Exam conditions
Successful graduates of the course have to get totally at least 70 points: A 100 – 90, B 89,99 – 84, C 83,99 – 77, D 76,99 – 73, E 72,99 – 70, FX 69,99 – 30, F 29,99 - 0.
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Teacher's information

Attendance in lessons is defined in a separate internal standard of ITB (Evidence of attendance of students at ITB). It is compulsory, except of the lectures, for full-time students to attend 70 % lesson of the subjet in a semester.

The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2016, summer 2017, winter 2017, summer 2018, winter 2019, summer 2020, summer 2021.
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