Testing materials, mechanics of materials and soil mechanics
- BYG2141 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The student:

  • Explain the main challenges and the purpose of the topics, their
    importance and dependence
  • Account for abilities of the most important construction materials
  • Determine the necessity of site explorations, possible analyses and
    significance for plans and solutions
  • Transform basic information to comprehensive form for the purposes
  • Perform simple calculations, evaluation of consequences for quality and
    functional effect of efforts
  • To some degree discuss alternatives and make good the solution chosen


  • Material sciences: Wood, concrete, steel
  • Soil behaviour
  • Stress and shear strength
  • Settlement and compressibility
  • Stability of slopes
  • Lateral earth pressure and retaining structures
  • Basic methods of foundations
  • Fundamental requirements for design
  • Base course materials, pavements, bearing capacity
  • Drainage, frost action

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

Lectures, tutoring, excursions, exercises, laboratory work, teamwork

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Portfolio
  • Project, teamwork

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

Coursework Requirements

Exercises, excursion, laboratory exercises, reports/ proposals