Civil Engineering 240-456: Foundation Engineering Course Description: 3 cr. U/G.

Site investigation; foundation bearing capacity and settlement; design of spread and combined footings; lateral earth pressures; retaining wall design; slope stability analysis; pile foundations. Prereq: Jr St; Civ Eng 335(P) Textbook: Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Fourth Edition, ITP, 1999. Prerequisites by Topics: • • Knowledge in soil mechanics especially shear strength of soil Working knowledge in mechanics of materials is essential. This includes Statics and Strength of materials.

Course Objectives: Broad Objectives • • Students will learn how to design shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls, and slopes. Students will learn how to utilize their knowledge in soil mechanics to perform various types of engineering calculations. This includes consolidation analysis for foundations, and stability analysis of slopes and retaining walls.

Learning Outcomes • • • • Students will be able to design and analyze a variety of geotechnical engineering structures including foundations, piles, retaining walls, geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures, and slopes. Students learn how to interact professionally among themselves during their assigned design projects where they will be divided into teams (3 students each). Students are responsible for submitting professionally-written reports for their design projects. Students will present their projects to the class (10–15 minutes presentations).

Topics Covered: • Review o Soil Properties and soil classification o Compaction o Stress analysis o Consolidation o Shear strength Topics o Shallow foundations o Mat foundation o Lateral earth pressure and retaining wall o Sheet piles o Piles in sand o Piles in clay o Slope stability

1d 2d 2e 2f 3d Prepared by: Sam Helwany. students will be assigned projects that will require teamwork. and slopes. geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures. Students solve problems related to the theoretical part of this course. Soil Mechanics (CE 335). Students who have a special interest in geotechnical engineering can pursue a higher degree in CE with emphasis on geotechnical engineering. retaining walls. Statics (CE 201). Projects include written reports and oral presentations. 2001 . Relationship to Program Objectives: 1c Students use simple mathematics to derive relationships among soil properties. They will learn the basics of foundation engineering in this course. They also can pursue a career in geotechnical engineering. Design of shallow and deep foundations. and Strength of Materials (CE 303) are heavily utilized in this course. Occasionally. retaining walls. and design of slopes will be dealt with throughout this course. This includes consolidation analysis for foundations and stability analysis of slopes and retaining walls. October 15.• Projects o Project 1: Design of a spread footing o Project 2: Design of a retaining wall o Project 3: Design of piles Class/Laboratory Schedule: Two 75-minute lectures per week. This course will prepare them for other geotechnical courses such as advanced foundation engineering (CE 690) and advanced soil mechanics (CE 735). Contribution of Course to Meeting the Professional Component: Students will learn how to utilize the soil mechanics knowledge they acquired in the Soil Mechanics course to perform various types of engineering calculations. They use elementary partial differential equations to solve simple boundary-value flow and consolidation problems. This includes the design of shallow and deep foundations.

Methods of Assessment: • • • • • • Course Evaluations by Students Graded Projects Graded Examinations Instructor Judgment FE Examination PE Examination Resources Commonly Available: • • • Instructor Overhead Projector Computer Software: Spreadsheet Desirable Student Competencies: • • • Ability to work in team settings Ability to prepare professional reports for design projects Ability to use computers and some computer graphics .

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