Chair of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering


Integrated courses (lectures and exercises) in the winter semester.
Compulsory elective module.

Short description

In-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in special areas of geotechnics is taught. The students are able to design complicated foundation structures under consideration of difficult boundary conditions with planners from different disciplines. They learn to consider the interaction of foundation structures with other constructions and the environment.


  • Verification of the load-bearing capacity and serviceability of foundation structures under difficult boundary conditions and subsoil conditions
  • Spatial earth pressure theories
  • Elastic surface foundations
  • Soil-structure interaction