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E-mail: radojica.lapcevic@rgf.bg.ac.rs

Geotechnical Investigations

Course Description

Study program: Geotechnics (IV semester -OAS)

Name of subject: Geotechnical Investigations

Instructors: Dr Radojica Lapčević, Dr Miloš Marjanović

Status: Compulsory


Prerequisites: -

Course Objectives: Learning the basics on technology and principles of borehole drilling in geotechnics. Performing geological, geophysical, hydrogeological and geotechnical investigations during the borehole drilling and logging.

Learning Outcomes: Familiarizing with the importance of the borehole drilling, and enabling application of acquired knowledge in geotechnical investigations.


Theory teaching
1. Short history of drilling, borehole definition, its elements and principles of drilling. 2. Technical maneuvers, drilling machines and equipment. 3. Application of drilling fluid. 4. Borehole clogging and drilling accidents. 5. Borehole coating and grouting. 6. Borehole investigation and logging. 6. Application of drilling in geotechnics. 7. Environmental protection measures. 8. Drilling design and planning. 9. Shallow and deep ground works.

Practical teaching
Direct familiarizing with the drilling equipment and technology, instruments and techniques of investigations in boreholes. Borehole design.

Suggested Reading List

  1. Р. Лапчевић: Геотехнички истражни радови, РГФ, Београд, 1999
  2. С. Торбица, Б. Лековић: Истражно бушење, РГФ, Београд, 2001
  3. К. Хрковић, М. Лазић: Усмерено бушење, РГФ
  4. М. Лазић, Истражно бушење у хидрогеологији, Београд, 1993, РГФ, Београд, 1993
  5. Проширена литература: Интернет презентације и публикације

Fund Hours:

Lectures Exercises Other forms of teaching Study research
2 1 0 0

Conduct of the Course: Classical lectures, multimedia presentations of lectures and exercises, practical education

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Written Exam 60
Oral Exam 10
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Class Participation 10
Practical Classes 20

Additional Assessment Criteria -