220.005 Geotechnics and Natural Hazards
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 1.5h, 2.0EC
Quinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify geogenic natural hazards, assess their impact on the environment, infrastructure and human live, as well as initiate appropriate activities to minimize the risks.

Subject of course

Introduction - hazard identification, interdisciplinary communication; Terms - causes; Literature / standards / regulations; Methods of underground exploration; Laser Surveying, aerial photographs, data (rockfall events from the past, HW data, precipitation potential, field methods: site inspections, findings hazard potential - rockfall, avalanches, floods, mudflows - mass balance / probability of mobilization, engineering geological / geotechnical discussion based on case studies, protective structures: definition, species Protective structures, when they are used, avalanche protection (protective structures, Leitdämme, Farfalle, etc.), case studies, rockfall protection (nets, dams, casings, timber structures, anchor beams, ground crossbeams), case studies; monitoring systems of protective structures (monitoring systems, sensor monitoring, georadar, telejointmeter , Fissurometer, tachymetric monitoring)

Teaching methods

Frontal teaching and self-study, practical exercises

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Zuordnung im Masterstudium Bauingenieurwesen (Studienkennzahl: 066 505):
Modul 1 der Vertiefungsrichtung Geotechnik;
Modul 3 der anderen Vertiefungsrichtungen



Course dates

Mon12:00 - 14:0028.11.2022HS 18 Czuber - MB 1.Block / Bilak
Mon16:00 - 19:0028.11.2022Hörsaal 6 - RPL 1.Block / Knaak
Tue16:00 - 19:0029.11.2022Hörsaal 6 - RPL 2.Block / Knaak
Wed13:00 - 15:0007.12.2022HS 14A Günther Feuerstein 2.Block / Bilak
Fri13:00 - 15:0009.12.2022HS 14A Günther Feuerstein 3.Block / Bilak

Examination modalities

written and oral; presentation

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Mandatory elective


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