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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
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 Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2009, semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA340 Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA340 Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 3, mandatory course
UI-I-GTE 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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