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This course introduces the fundamental concepts, advanced principles and application of foundation analysis and design to the undergraduate students of civil engineering.

Contents:

  • Subsurface Exploration, Shallow Foundations - Ultimate bearing capacity, Safe bearing pressure, settlement analysis.

  • Design of Combined and Raft foundations, Design of Retaining walls, Sheet pile walls, Braced cuts, Pile foundations, Drilled piers and Caissons.

  • Machine Foundations, Concept of reinforced earth.

 

 

Sl. No.

Topic

No. of Hours

1

Subsurface Exploration:

  • Boring, Sampling, SPT, CPT, Geophysical methods, Bore log and soil report.
.

02

2

Shallow Foundations:

  • Terzaghi's, Meyerhoff, Hansens bearing capacity theories, based on SPT, layered soils, eccentric and inclined loads.

  • Bearing capacity on slopes, Foundation settlements.

08

3

Design of Combined and Raft Foundations :

  • Design of combined footings by Conventional and elastic line methods.

04

4

Design of Retaining walls :

  • Lateral earth pressure, Retaining wall stability.

03

5

Sheet Pile Walls :

  • Cantilever and Anchored sheet pile walls.

02

6

Braced Cuts :

  • Pressure envelopes and design of various components.

01

7

Pile Foundations :

  • Load transfer mechanism, Pile capacity in various soil types, negative skin friction, group action, settlements, laterally loaded vertical piles.

06

8

Drilled Piers and Caissons :

  • Design considerations, bearing capacity equations, Settlements, Lateral loads, Types of caissons, stability analysis.

04

9

Machine Foundations :

  • Free and forced vibration with and without damping, Elastic half space for rigid footings.

  • Vibration analysis of foundations subjected to vertical, sliding and rocking modes, Design criteria for m/c foundations.

06

10

Reinforced Earth :

  • Materials and general considerations, Design and Stability.

04

 

  1. Soil Mechanics (Geotechnical Engineering I).

  2. Foundation Engg (Geotechnical Engineering II).


  1. Joseph Bowles, "Foundation Analysis and Design", McGraw-Hill Book Company.

  2. Braja M. Das, "Principles of Foundation engineering", PWS Publishing Company.

  3. V.N.S. Murthy, "Advanced Foundation Engineering", CBS Publishers and Distributors.


  1. Literature on Advanced foundations IS codes on foundations.



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