GI - Geotechnical engineering

Course specification
Type of studyMaster academic studies
Study programme
Course titleGeotechnical engineering
AcronymStatusSemesterNumber of classesESPB
GImandatory12П + 2В5.0
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
ConditionОблик условљености
The goal
Students are trained in analyzing the selection of optimal geotechnical structures depending on the conditions of the location, the purposes of the structure. Acquisition of knowledge in load analysis, calculation models and sizing of geotechnical structure.
The outcome
The student is able to perceive, describe impacts and to dimension geotechnical structures (shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls, retaining rocks, construction pits, excavations and embankments).
Introduction to geotechnical engineering. Eurocode 7. Types and bearing capacity of shallow foundations in different types of soils and rocks. Landing of shallow foundations. Calculation methods of stability of natural and artificial slopes. Slope actions and stabilization procedures. Types of supporting structures and determination of earth pressures. Actions and stability checks of supporting structures. Application, types and bearing capacity of deep tops. Action and transmission of forces in groups of piles. Types of backfilled buildings and basics of soil compaction. Execution of earthen structures and stability checks. Introduction to soil dynamics and basics of cyclic soil behavior. Typical examples of seismic geotechnical engineering. Simplified seismic geotechnical calculation.
Methods of teaching
Classroom lectures and practical exercises. Preparation of annual tasks in consultation with an associate. Laboratory and field work.
Облици провјере знања и оцјењивање
The independent annual assignment is defended during the semester in terms of lectures, exercises or consultations. The condition for taking the colloquium is the defended annual task with the part of the material belonging to it. Students who do not pass the colloquia during the semester, take the integral part of the exam, scored by the total number of points of both colloquia. Each of the tests is considered successful if the student achieves a minimum of 51% of the points provided for the knowledge test. The table below shows the percentages that can be won for individual activities and knowledge tests.
Посебна назнака
Услов за излазак на испит је урађен и одбрањен годишњии задатак. Уколико студент оствари више од 3 изостанка, обавезан је да поново упише предмет.