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I. Subject Specification
|Type||Hours/week / (days)|
|name||Dr. András Mahler|
|academic rank||Associate professor|
- Knows how to create a model for a specific problem in geotechnics or engineering geology,
- knows the advantages and disadvantages of analytical geotechnical methods,
- knows the special element types used in geotechnical FE modelling,
- knows how to take into account the anisotropic behaviour of jointed rocks,
- knows the typically used geotechnical non-linear material models.
- Is able to use analytical geotechnical software,
- is able to use proper material model and parameters based on geotechnical test results,
- is able to model soil/rock behaviour using the finite element method.
- Cooperates with other students and the lecturer during learning,
- expands her/his knowledge by continuous learning,
- is open to using new tools of information technology,
- tries for accurate and errorless problem-solving.
- Is able to individually solve geotechnical problems and find solutions to tasks based on the information made available,
- is open to well-founded criticism,
- is able to work as part of a group, together with their classmates, on the solutions for various problems,
- applies a system approach in their thinking.
|Week||Topics of lectures and/or exercise classes|
|1.||Process of modelling in engineering geology and geotechnics.|
|2.||Design of retaining structures and pile foundations using analytical geotechnical software.|
|3.||Slopes stability calculation using numerical methods.|
|4.||Finite element modelling in engineering geology and geotechnics.|
|5.||Non-linear material models and their parameters.|
|6.||Primary consolidation, geosynthetics.|
|7.||Finite element modelling of deep excavations, unloading, deformations, stability.|
|8.||Finite element modelling of raft foundations, interface parameters.|
|9.||Finite element modelling of pile foundations, "embedded pile" element type.|
|10.||Modelling possibilities of fractured rock masses (hybrid finite element, discrete element methods)|
|11.||Analytical methods in tunnel design.|
|12.||Numerical methods in tunnel design (2D solution for a 3D problem)|
|13.||Dimensioning of rock pillars.|
|14.||Modelling of discontinuity sets in rock slope stability analysis (hybrid finite element modelling and discontinuity layout optimization methods).|
The above programme is tentative and subject to changes due to calendar variations and other reasons specific to the actual semester. Consult the effective detailed course schedule of the course on the subject website.
Chen, W.F., LIU, X.L. (1990) Limit analysis in soil mechanics, Elsevier
Jing, L. Stephanson, O. (2007). Fundamentals of discrete elements modelling, Elsevier
The department provides the academic version of the introduced software.
The instructors are available for consultation during their office hours, as advertised on the department website.
Special appointments can be requested via e‐mail: email@example.com
II. Subject requirements
|Evaluation form||Abbreviation||Assessed learning outcomes|
|1. midterm test||MT1||A.1-A.5; B.1-B.3|
|2. homework||HW||A.1-A.5; B.1-B.3; C.1-C.4; D.1-D.4|
The dates of deadlines of assignments/homework can be found in the detailed course schedule on the subject’s website.
The final grade is the average value of the result of the midterm test and the homework weighted according to clause 3.3.
- Homework – after the payment of the fee determined in the regulation – can be submitted with a delay until 16.00 or in electronic format until 23.59 on the last day of the supplementary period.
- The submitted and accepted homework can be corrected without any fee until the deadline described in point 1.
- The midterm test can be retaken in the last practical week free of charge. In the case of correction, the better result will be taken into account from the new and previous results.
- In case of failing the retake described in point 3. there is a possibility for a second retake – after the payment of the fee determined in the regulation – in the supplementary period. 3.7.
|preparation for the courses||14×2=28|
|preparation for the tests||10|