221.008 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 3.0h, 4.5EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

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

  • consider ground and structures as one interacting unit, 
  • plan, design, calculate, supervise and monitor geotechnical projects, 
  • bridge the gap between theory and practice,
  • apply received scientific basis as a prerequisite for possible further research activities, 
  • critically evaluate the accuracy of geotechnical calculations and prognoses,
  • explain practical aspects of construction sites based on case histories.

Subject of course

The lecture Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics consists the following topics:

  • importance of ground in civil engineerng, 
  • soil structure interaction, 
  • overview of soils, 
  • classification of soils, 
  • methods of ground investigation, 
  • determination of soil parameters in the field and in the laboratory, 
  • control of earthworks, 
  • theory of soil mechanics, geotechnical calculations, 
  • design of foundations and retaining structures (design and systems), 
  • landslides and slope stabilisation mehtods, 
  • influence of water on structures and design, 
  • deep excavations, retaining structures and underpinning of existing buildings,
  • construction methods in ground engineering (theory, design and calculation, construction, monitoring),
  • geosynthetics,
  • dams and embankments,
  • case histories.

Teaching methods

The basic knowledge of Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics is taught. 

Various soil types as well as soil characteristics and types of soil exploration are presented. Based on this knowledge, various mechanical and structural problems are discussed and calculation methods for foundations, supporting structures, failure mechanisms of slopes, etc. are applied.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

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

Examination mode in summer semester 2021:

Exams will be held as "written online paper exams" and oral online exams until further notice. In this context, please refer to the COVID-19 Distance Examination Regulations of the Research Unit of Ground Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics.
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 and oral 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!

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon08:00 - 09:3001.03.2021 - 28.06.2021 Online course (LIVE)Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Tue08:00 - 09:3002.03.2021 - 29.06.2021 Online course (LIVE)Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon01.03.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Tue02.03.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Mon08.03.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Tue09.03.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Mon15.03.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Tue16.03.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Mon22.03.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Tue23.03.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Mon12.04.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Tue13.04.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Mon19.04.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Tue20.04.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Mon26.04.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Tue27.04.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Mon03.05.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Tue04.05.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Mon10.05.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Tue11.05.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Mon17.05.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO
Tue18.05.202108:00 - 09:30 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics VO

Examination modalities

witten and oral exam

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!

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu09:00 - 11:0010.03.2022 TUWEL coursewritten&oral24.02.2022 08:00 - 08.03.2022 23:59TISSPrüfung Grundbau und Bodenmechanik 10.03.2022
Thu09:00 - 11:0005.05.2022 TUWEL coursewritten&oral21.04.2022 08:00 - 03.05.2022 23:59TISSPrüfung Grundbau und Bodenmechanik 05.05.2022
Thu09:00 - 11:0023.06.2022 TUWEL coursewritten&oral09.06.2022 08:00 - 21.06.2022 23:59TISSPrüfung Grundbau und Bodenmechanik 23.06.2022

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering 4. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase

Literature

Lecture notes for this course are available.

Language

German