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E-mail: dragoslav.rakic@rgf.bg.ac.rs

Works in the Soil

Course Description

Study program: Geotechnics (VI semester -OAS), Geotechnics (VIII semester -OAS)

Name of subject: Works in the Soil

Instructors: Dr Dragoslav Rakić

Status: Optional


Prerequisites: Soil mechanics

Course Objectives: Introduction to geotechnical works in soil. Mastering methods for solving typical problems which occur in geotechnical works in soil.

Learning Outcomes: Acquiring basic knowledge from Geotechnical works in soil.


Theory teaching
Introduction; Geotechnical classification systems (USCS, GN 200, AASHTO); Building in and compaction of material and determination tests of compaction and soil stiffness; Compaction criteria of natural terrain and materials built in the embankment; Basic earth works – procedures for the construction of cuts and embankments; Protection of embankment and cut slopes: slope inclinations, position of retaining walls, coating protective walls; Levelling and transport of earth masses –profile of surfaces, mass profile, balanced line principle; Application of construction machinery in earthworks; Longitudinal and transverse drainage structures for drainage of surface and underground water; Mechanical and chemical stabilization of soil; Technologies of stabilization processes; Geotechnical works in environmental protection.

Practical teaching
Individual calculation exercises which include four tasks that follow lecture program. Audio-visual demonstrations of geotechnical works in soil.

Suggested Reading List

  1. Ћулибрк, Р., 1994: Геотехнички радови, Рударско-геолошки факултет Београд
  2. Ћулибрк, Р., 2007.: Геотехнички радови у нискоградњи, Рударско-геолошки факултет Београд и Грађевински факултет у Суботици.
  3. Impe, Van, W.F., 1989: Soil improvement and their evolution, Balkema, Rotterdam.
  4. Јоксић, З., 1984: Доњи строј саобраћајница, Грађевински факултет Београд
  5. B. Das, 2010: Geotechnical Engineering handbook, J. Ross Publishing, p. 800.

Fund Hours:

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

Conduct of the Course: Classical lectures, audio-visual lectures and demonstrations, exercises, knowledge check through three tests.

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Written Exam 30
Oral Exam 35
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Class Participation 10
Practical Classes 10

Additional Assessment Criteria -