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The course prepares the student to be able to make effective learning of design of foundation, soil exploration and in-situ tests.


Modules

Topics

1

Site investigations

2

Bearing capacity, general, local and punching shear failures, corrections for size, shape, depth, water table, compressibility, etc.,

3

ultimate and allowable stresses, methods based on in situ tests

4

Settlements of foundations, stress in soils

5

Design of foundation, Types of foundations - shallow/deep, isolated, combined, mat, etc.,contact pressure distributions

6

Reinforced earth, design and check for stability

7

Earth Pressure theories

8

Deep foundations: pile and well foundations,

B.E/B.Tech,

( i) Geotechnical Engineering by B. M. Das
(ii) Soil Mechanics by Craig
(iii) Foundation Design and analysis by Bowles

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