Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VGTF01 overlaps following cours/es: VGT021. Optional for: V4at, V4hb, V4ko. Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Sven Agardh, and Professor Ola Dahlblom,, Structural Mechanics. Recommended prerequisits: VSMA05 Structural Mechanics, VGTF05 Soil Mechanics. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 15. Assessment: Written examination and hand-in assignment. Parts: 2. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give knowledge in foundation engineering and to give ability to, on the basis of results from geotechnical investigations, apply the knowledge on geotechnical engineering tasks occurring in practice.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The following subjects are treated: computation of settlement, ground reinforcement methods, shallow and pile foundations, statistical methods and design of supporting structures. In addition computer exercises using software for soil mechanics problems are included. An extensive exercise is performed, where geotechnical design is performed on the basis of results from a geotechnical investigation.

Compendium in Foundation Engineering (in Swedish).
A selection of extracts from handbooks.


Code: 0111. Name: Written Examination.
Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Questions/tasks regarding theoretical and applied matters.

Code: 0211. Name: Design Assignments.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written and oral presentation of design assignment. Contents: Assignments according to the course description and the course programme.