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Geotechnical Engineering I

Module name (EN): Geotechnical Engineering I
Degree programme: Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: BIBA340
SAP-Submodule-No.: P110-0039
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

[updated 05.02.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BIBA340 (P110-0039) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2009, semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA340 (P110-0039) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA340 (P110-0039) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 3, mandatory course
UI-I-GTE (P251-0022) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021, semester 7, mandatory course, civil and structural engineering
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 120 hours (equivalent to 4 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BIBA672 Geotechnical Engineering II

[updated 11.12.2013]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Jung
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietrich Wullschläger

[updated 30.09.2014]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- have basic knowledge in (engineering) geology, in the description and classification of soils and in ground investigation
- be able to classify the variable that influence soil-mechanical parameters with regard to their interaction on the system structure/building ground
- be able to "read" geotechnical reports resp. apply their results to the design of structures
- be able to identify and implement issues specific to respective building sites

[updated 28.09.2020]
Module content:
Geology, minerals, rock/rock types, naming and describing soils, classification, water in subsoil, ground investigation, geotechnical report
Soil mechanics:
Physical properties of soil and how to determine them, effective stresses, compressibility, water permeability, shear strength
Foundation engineering:
Stability analysis for shallow foundations

[updated 05.02.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Lecture notes (will be passed out at the beginning of the semester), Internet research
Dörken/Dehne: Grundbau in Beispielen Teil 1
Möller: Geotechnik _ Bodenmechanik

[updated 05.02.2020]
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