Courses Catalogue

Foundation Design And Construction

COURSE CODE: CIV4151
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Principles of foundation analysis: total stress analysis versus effective stress analysis, undrained and drained soil parameters. Shallow foundations: combined footings, raft foundations and floating foundations. Deep foundations: axially and laterally loaded piles, pile groups. Other considerations: rock socketed piles, negative skin friction and effect of soil movements on piles. Static and dynamic pile load test.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

To course will develop an understanding of the behavior of foundations for engineering structures and to gain knowledge of the design methods that can be applied to practical problems

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Understand soil parameters and design considerations for foundations

·        Further knowledge of laboratory and in-situ testing of soils to determine soil parameters

·        Acquire knowledge of geotechnical design of shallow and deep foundations

·        Understand the limitations and uncertainties in geotechnical design

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Determine suitable soil parameters

·        Apply knowledge of laboratory and in-situ testing of soils

·        Perform geotechnical design of shallow and deep foundations

·        List down the limitations and uncertainties in geotechnical design.