Testing materials, mechanics of materials and soil mechanics
2009-2010 - 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

Group works
Laboratory work
Mandatory assignments
Project work

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