Soil Mechanics

Welcome to the Chair of Soil Mechanics and Ground Engineering

The Geotechnical Institute of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg traditionally consists of the three fields Rock Mechanics, Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology. The Chair of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering is dedicated to soil mechanics issues in geotechnics both in teaching and research.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Nagel

Gustav-Zeuner-Straße 1, Zimmer 107

Telefon +49 3731 39-3614
Fax +49 3731 39-3501
thomas [dot] nagelatifgt [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

We cordially invite you to explore our current research activities on the following websites. 

Information on teaching is available through the German website. In our teaching we employ interactive Jupyter notebooks in order to allow our students to play with the concepts and hence familiarize themselves more quickly with the new knowledge. Below, we give two simple examples of such scripts. The remainder can be found in Opal in the respective course materials.

An example can be found here. Click on 'show widgets' to activate the script.


15th Geotechnik Stammtisch
The 15th Geotechnik Stammtisch with general meeting of the association Freiberger Geotechniker e.V. including the election of the board of directors for the financial years 2022 - 2024 took place on Friday, 17 June 2022 in the lecture hall HHB-1035. … weiterlesen

Screenshot Top Downloaded Article
The article of our PhD student Aqeel Chaudhry is among the top 10 downloads in the International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. … weiterlesen

The conveners of the session "Towards a safe nuclear waste repository".
EGU session "Towards a safe nuclear waste repository – assessment of barrier integrity, geoscientific, technological, societal and regulatory challenges and approaches" held for the 5th time. … weiterlesen

Leon Müller, student at the Landesgymnasium Sankt Afra, wrote a Special Learning Achievement (a so-called BeLL) on the topic of ground freezing in cooperation with the Chair of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and the company Züblin Spezialtiefbau and successfully defended it on 18 May. … weiterlesen

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