873305 Numerical methods in geotechnics and applied geology

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Lin, Jia
Institute of Geotechnical Engineering (IGT)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


The course consists of two parts: a theoretical Part 1 (lectures) and a practical Part 2 (tutorial).

Part 1 :

Mathematical boundary value problems in geotechnical engineering; numerical methods: bounding theorems, the FEM and FDM.

Part 2 :

Calculations with software including FE-calculations (settlement, stability, bearing capacity, seepage); use of software like GEOSLOPE, FLAC3D etc; numerical example to gain hand-on experience.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Numerical methods play an important role in geotechnical engineering. In this course you are provided with: Introduction to the mathematical methods of geotechnical engineering. Work with geotechnical software: conventional methods, FEM, FDM etc; numerical example to gain hand-on experience; numerical analysis for typical problems in geotechnical engineering with widely used commercial software.
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