221.005 Soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering 2
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, LU, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: LU Laboratory Exercise

Learning outcomes

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

  • prepare soil samples for soil mechanical testing,
  • independently perform soil mechanical tests,
  • analyse tests,
  • describe limitations of each test.

Subject of course

Laboratory and field tests in earth works and ground engineering for soil investigation, design and calculation, site control etc.: water content, Atterberg limits, density, particle density, grain size distribution, unconfined compression test, permeability test, shear test, triaxial test, oedometer test (confined), proctor test, density index, ignition loss, tests on slurries

Teaching methods

Independent preparation of soil samples and execution of soil mechanical tests under supervision.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Fri09:00 - 13:0018.10.2019Seminar room 3 Block 1
Fri09:00 - 13:0025.10.2019Seminar room 3 Block 2
Fri09:00 - 13:0008.11.2019Seminar room 3 Block 3
Fri09:00 - 13:0022.11.2019Seminar room 3 Block 4
Fri09:00 - 16:0029.11.2019Seminar room 3 Block 5
Fri09:00 - 13:0006.12.2019Seminar room 3 Block 6
Fri09:00 - 13:0013.12.2019Seminar room 3 Block 7
Fri09:00 - 13:0024.01.2020Seminar room 3 Block 8

Examination modalities

Submission of the analyses of the executed tests. 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.10.2019 09:00 16.10.2019 12:00 16.10.2019 12:00

Registration modalities:

Hinweis für Gaststudierende: Anstelle der Zulassungsbedingung (Abschluss der LVA Grundbau und Bodenmechanik, VO) kann eine gleichwertige Vorlesung einer anderen Universität herangezogen werden. Bei der Anmeldung sind diesbezügliche Vorlesungsunterlagen (zumindest Inhaltsverzeichnis in deutscher oder englischer Sprache und positives LVA-Zeugnis) an roman.markiewicz@tuwien.ac.at zeitgerecht zu übermitteln.


The student must have at least all of the course(s) completed listed below:



No lecture notes are available.


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