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Geotechnical Engineering I

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Geotechnical Engineering I
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BIBA340
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

[updated 05.02.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

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
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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 11.11.2020]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Jung
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Jung

[updated 10.11.2020]
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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