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Course syllabus B1-MZE - Soil Mechanics (FCE - WS 2018/2019)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Civil Engineering
Course unit code: B1-MZE
Course unit title: Soil Mechanics
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)
seminar2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 4
Recommended semester/trimester: Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management - bachelor (compulsory), 3. semester
Landscaping and Landscape Planning - bachelor (compulsory), 3. semester
Structural and Transportation Engineering - bachelor (compulsory), 3. semester
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods:
processing award of the construction instruction
processing award of the laboratory exercise
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Basics of the interaction of building works with the base soil. Purpose and working methods of soil mechanics. Summary of soil properties. Water movement in soil. Tension in the subsoil. Settlement of structures. Consolidation of soil. Shear strength of soil. The state of equilibrium in soils. Stability of slopes. Pressure on soil structures. Stability of foundations of buildings. Soil as a building material.
Course contents:
- Physical properties and descriptive: mineralogical composition, apparent density, texture.
- Porosity, moisture, bulk gravity limit consistency. Characteristics of physical condition.
- Water in the soil. Laplace equation. Darcyho Act. Hydrodynamic mesh. Boundary conditions.
- Dupuit simplification; the inflow into the grooves and wells. Strain in the subsoil. Geostatics pressure. The principle of effective stress.
- Strain in the subsoil planar and spatial tasks. Effect of rigid subsoil, the depth of formation and unhomogenity.
- Contact stress. Interfering tasks. Settlement in a flexible subsoil.
- Indirect methods calculation of settlement. Calculation according to STN 73 1001 (Slovak standard). Consolidation of the soil.
- Shear strength of soil: bulk and cohesive soil. Stability tasks. The stability of slopes.
- Breaking the balance in soil: theory of infringement. Cut-off balance subsoil: Rankin theory.
- Pressures on soil structure. Coulomb method. Active and passive natural pressure. Methods of calculation.
- Pressures on soil structure: a compound curved sliding surfaces. Pressures on the sheeting. Anchoring.
- Carrying capacity of bases. Basic design procedures for shallow and deep foundations.
Recommended or required reading:
ŠIMEK, J. -- JESENÁK, J. -- EICHLER, J. -- VANÍČEK, I. Mechanika zemin. Praha : SNTL, 1991. 406 p. ISBN 80-227-0642-6.
JESENÁK, J. Mechanika zemín. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1994. 406 p. ISBN 80-227-0642-6.
SLÁVIK, I. -- HRUŠTINEC, Ľ. Mechanika zemín - Laboratórne cvičenia I. Geotechnický prieskum a základné fyzikálne vlastnosti. Bratislava: STU Bratislava, 2012. 198 p. ISBN 978-80-227-3765-4.
HRUŠTINEC, Ľ. -- SLÁVIK, I. Mechanika zemín - Laboratórne cvičenia II. Pevnostné a deformačné vlastnosti. Bratislava: STU Bratislava, 2012. 183 p. ISBN 978-80-227-3766-1.

Language of instruction: slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 304

20,4 %13,2 %16,8 %22,7 %22,4 %4,5 %
Name of lecturer(s): Ing. Zuzana Galliková, PhD. (examiner, instructor) - slovak, english
doc. Ing. Ľuboš Hruštinec, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer) - slovak, english
doc. Ing. Ivan Slávik, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course) - slovak, english
Last modification: 20. 9. 2017
Supervisor: doc. Ing. Ivan Slávik, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Peter Korčák on 09/20/2017.

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