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.

2023S, UE, 3.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

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 presence in the summer semester 2023. In case the holding of lectures in presence is no longer permitted due to the requirements of the Federal Government or the TU Wien, a change to an online-mode is carried out.
Tests will be held in the form of TUWEL tests. Please consider the notes of the introductory lecture for further information. The exercise notes will be provided via TISS.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu08:00 - 10:0009.03.2023 - 22.06.2023Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu09.03.202308:00 - 10:00Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu16.03.202308:00 - 10:00Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu23.03.202308:00 - 10:00Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu30.03.202308:00 - 10:00Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu20.04.202308:00 - 10:00Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu27.04.202308:00 - 10:00Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu04.05.202308:00 - 10:00Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu11.05.202308:00 - 10:00Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu25.05.202308:00 - 10:00Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu01.06.202308:00 - 10:00Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu15.06.202308:00 - 10:00Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE
Thu22.06.202308:00 - 10:00Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics UE

Examination modalities

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

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