221.009 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, UE, 3.0h, 3.0EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

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

  • distinguish between different soil types,
  • determine soil properties,
  • perform simple practical calculations,
  • solve different foundation and earth-static related problems,
  • perform settlement and earth pressure calculations,
  • select suitable soil improvement and excavation pit retaining structures.

Subject of course

The exercise Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics consists of the following units:

  • introduction,
  • soil characteristics and soil classification,
  • hydraulic properties of soils,
  • deformation properties of soils,
  • soil strength characteristics,
  • earth pressure,
  • stresses and deformations of the underground,
  • soil improvement,
  • shallow and deep foundations,
  • embankments and cuts,
  • deep excavations and related retaining structures,
  • ground water lowering.

Teaching methods

The exercise Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics is a computational exercise accompanying the lecture. Selected cases of ground engineering and soil mechanics problems are calculated and discussed every week during the exercise. The knowledge of the lecture content is required and is absolutely necessary for a successful completion of the exercise.

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

The course will be held in distance learning format (TISS, TUWEL) in the summer semester 2021.

Mode in summer semester 2021:

Tests will be held in the form of TUWEL tests. Please consider the notes of the introductory lecture on March 11th, 2021 for further information. The exercise notes will be provided via TISS. The home work programmes are to be submitted using the TUWEL course.

In the event that tests in presence are permitted by the federal government and the TU Vienna, a change to presence mode can be made for the substitute test at the beginning of October.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu08:00 - 10:0011.03.2021 - 24.06.2021 Online course (LIVE)Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu11.03.202108:00 - 10:00 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu18.03.202108:00 - 10:00 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu25.03.202108:00 - 10:00 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu15.04.202108:00 - 10:00 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu22.04.202108:00 - 10:00 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu29.04.202108:00 - 10:00 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu06.05.202108:00 - 10:00 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu20.05.202108:00 - 10:00 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu27.05.202108:00 - 10:00 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu10.06.202108:00 - 10:00 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu17.06.202108:00 - 10:00 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu24.06.202108:00 - 10:00 Online courseGround Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE

Examination modalities

  • two colloquia and a substitute colloquium (52%)
  • 4 homeworks (48%)

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu16:00 - 17:0009.06.2022 TUWEL Kurs der LVAassessed02.05.2022 10:00 - 07.06.2022 10:00TISS2. [Online-] Kolloquium am 09.06.2022
Thu16:00 - 17:0030.06.2022 TUWEL Kurs der LVAassessed16.06.2022 10:00 - 28.06.2022 10:00TISSErsatz-[Online-]Kolloquium am 30.06.2022

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 are available.

Language

German