Computing and Computer Modelling in Geotechnical Eng.

Kód předmětu: 135CMGE
Garant předmětu: Ing. Alena Zemanová, Ph.D.
Zakončení předmětu: Z
Počet kreditů: 2 kred.
Rozsah výuky: 1+1
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Anotace(semestr B232)
Students get familiar with the Finite Element Method, the currently dominant tool for numerical modeling in geotechnics. Emphasis is placed on introducing the basic principles of the Finite Element Method and their subsequent application to selected problems of Geotechnical Engineering. The course summarises the types of finite elements used in geotechnical applications, material models suitable for the description of ground deformation, and selected specifics associated with numerical modeling in geotechnics. This knowledge is further applied in the modelling of foundation, embedded walls, and stability problems.
1. Introduction to numerical modeling in geotechnics. Principle of the Finite Element Method.
2. Basic equations and concepts of the Finite Element Method explained on elementary 1D examples - comparison with the exact solution.
3. Basic plane strain problems solved by the finite element method manually and simultaneously by a code.
4. Overview of common types of finite elements used in geotechnical problems. Strategies for solving nonlinear problems.
5. Material models - overview and their calibration from laboratory tests.
6. Shallow foundations - influence of the element size and material models.
7. Embedded walls - calculation phases and excavation forces.
8. Embedded walls - contact elements and modeling of ground anchors.
9. Slope stability - equivalent plastic deformation and shear strength reduction.
10. Water effects - demonstration of the influence of water level on slope stability and basic introduction to flow modeling.
11. Demonstration of the influence of the model size on examples.
12. Consolidation modeling - settlement of an embankment dam.
13. Reserve. Practical modelling on selected examples.
[1]  J. Fish and T. Belytschko: A First Course in Finite Elements, John Wiley & Sons, 2007, ISBN:978-047-003-580-1,
[2]  Training materials and manuals for GEO 5, 2020,
[3]  online PLAXIS - Material Models Manual and Scientific Manual, 2020
Studijní plány 
Předmět je zařazen do následujících studijních plánů:

- studijní plán Civil Engineering (ND2023), skupina Civil Engineering, Optional subjects, 2nd semester (ND20230200_2), dop. semestr 2 (valid from 2023/24 )