220.033 Foundation Engineering (incl. Grouting)
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 1.5h, 2.5EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • name basic selection factors for special ground engineering techniques,  
  • differentiate the topics 'system-related risks' and 'ground risks',    
  • name basic aspects of the most important special ground engineering techniques:
  • diaphragm walls, bored piles, driving piles, anchor technology, injection technology, jet blasting, soil improvement,
  • explain in detail the 'prestressing principle of anchors,
  • categorize anchor elements according to the relevant standards,
  • explain regulations of the contractual provisions 'impermeable diaphragm walls' in detail,
  • distinguish methods for pile load tests,
  • calculate creeping of piles and anchors.


Subject of course

Overview on special ground engineering techniques considering recent developments: basics, design and execution, amongst others diaphragm walls, bored and displacement piles, retaining walls (prestressed anchors, soil nailing, tension piles), jet grouting

Teaching methods

Using examples from the practice of special ground engineering, students will be introduced to special ground engineering techniques in a vivid lecture.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course will be held online in the winter semester 2021. The meeting ID for the online lectures will be communicated via TISS-News or the corresponding TUWEL course.

Examination mode in winter semester 2021:

Exams will be held as "written online paper exams" until further notice. Please note that as of 19.11.2020 the Covid-19 distance examination regulations of the Research Unit for Ground Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics come into force and are valid until revoked!
In case the holding of examinations in presence is permitted due to the requirements of the Federal Government or the TU Wien, a change to written examinations in presence is carried out. Examination duration and assessment scheme remain unaffected.

Please note that starting from the summer semester 2017 programmable calculators are allowed during the written exam!




Examination modalities

The written examination (incl. calculation and sketch) checks whether the students have achieved the defined learning outcomes.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon15:00 - 17:0012.12.2022HS 14A Günther Feuerstein written28.11.2022 12:00 - 09.12.2022 12:00TISSPrüfung Spezialtiefbau am 12.12.2022

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2021 12:00 28.10.2021 13:00 28.10.2021 13:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science


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