FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES Civil Engineering

CIVL5452: FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
Semester 2, 2014 | 6 Credit Points | Mode: Normal-Day Sessions Valid: Semester 2 Coordinator(s): David Airey

WARNING: This unit version is currently being edited and is subject to change! 1. INTRODUCTION
The objectives of this unit are to gain an understanding of the design process in foundation engineering, to understand the importance of site investigation and field testing, and to learn how to deal with uncertainty. To achieve these objectives students are asked to design foundations using real data. Students will develop the ability to interpret the results of a site investigation; to use laboratory and field data to design simple foundations; develop an appreciation of the interaction between the soil, foundation system and the supported structure. The syllabus is comprised of field testing, site characterisation, interpretation of field data, design pof pile raft and surface footings, support of excavations, soil improvement, and geotechnical report writing

2. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. See assessment summary table below for details of which outcomes are assessed where. Outcomes are listed according to the course goals that they support. Design (Level 4) 1. Application of theories of soil mechanics to Foundation design. In particular, the ability to deal with parameter variability and uncertainty that arises with real problems Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5) 2. Ability to design foundations (shallow, piled, piled raft) and retaining wall systems 3. Ability to interpret borehole log data to determine soil parameters and develop a geotechnical model Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) 4. Understanding of basic principles of soil mechanics, and of the limitations of these theories Communication (Level 4) 5. Ability to write a geotechnical report For further details of course goals related to these learning outcomes, see online unit outline at http://cusp.eng.usyd.edu.au/students/view-unit-page/alpha/CIVL5452 .

3. ASSESSMENT TASKS ASSESSMENT SUMMARY
Assessment name Quiz Project Final Exam Assignment Team-based? No Yes No No Weight 20% 20% 50% 10% Due Week 7 Week 13 Exam Period Multiple Weeks Outcomes Assessed 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 3 1, 2, 3, 4

ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION
Quiz: Mid-semester quiz Project: Design Project Final Exam: Final examination Assignment: Tutorial exercises

4. ATTRIBUTES DEVELOPED
Attributes listed here represent the course goals designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment sections above for details of how these attributes are assessed.

CIVL5452: Foundation Engineering (Semester 2, 2014)

Halsted Press.au/students/view-unit-page/alpha/CIVL5452 .00 3. Randolph and Elson. Foundation Design and Construction (6th). Das B. Hanson and Thornburn.own time: Project will require work outside class time to complete. Foundation Engineering (2nd). RESOURCES RECOMMENDED REFERENCES Tomlinson. 1994.. 2014) . and theoretical and analytical approaches to foundation problems. John Wiley.00 2. Peck. 0-495-08246-5. soil strength) and foundation engineering (soil models. 1995.own time Tutorial Independent Study Hours per Week 4. Pile Foundation Analysis and Design (1st). to develop analytical skills in foundation design and to provide indication of exam questions Independent Study: Study of course material to enable assignments to be completed and concepts understood Activity Project Work .eng.usyd. 5. (Level 3) For further details of course goals and professional attribute standards. 0-471-67586-5. Project Work .00 1. 2007. Pitman.M. David Room Phone Email david. slope stability. 1980.jsp 6. and Davis E.timetable.edu.. which is covered in the courses of soil mechanics (settlement. and students use current computer programs to perform analysis and design A thorough knowledge of the theories and concepts of soil mechanics. and how these are applied in practice is required in this unit Students are required to write a professional engineering report for an imaginary client. Weltman. Current methods of design used in industry are taught.5 to 2 hours per credit point which means 912 hours for a normal 6 credit point unit of study. Principles of Foundation Engineering (6th). see the online version of this outline at http://cusp. ENROLMENT REQUIREMENTS ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE CIVL2410 AND CIVL3411.H. For units that are based on research or practical experience. David Room Phone Email david.00 Sessions per Week 2 2 1 1 1 Weeks per Semester 2 11 2 13 13 Standard unit of study workload at this university should be from 1. Tutorial: Tutorial exercises will be conducted throughout the semester. 1973. M. foundation capacity) CIVL5452: Foundation Engineering (Semester 2.airey@sydney. For lecture and tutorial timetable.Attribute Design (Level 4) Method Students have to work from basic soil log data and finally design a foundation. As the data is messy the need to develop judgement and problem solving skills is required. stability analyses.edu.airey@sydney. Students are assumed to have a good knowledge of fundamental soil mechanics.G. 0-471-02084-2. There is no single solution to the design problem.edu. 0-582-22697-X.au Contact note 7. Poulos H. STUDY COMMITMENT Lecture: Lectures will be given to provide background information.usyd. 0419161805.in class Lecture Project Work . Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5) Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) Communication (Level 4) Project Management and Team Skills Students work in teams to solve the design problems.au/calendar. Thomson. 8. retaining walls. see University timetable site at: web.J. TEACHING STAFF AND CONTACT DETAILS COORDINATOR(S) Name A/Prof Airey..00 5. John Wiley. Piling Engineering (2nd). hours may vary. new concepts. Fleming.au Contact note LECTURERS Name A/Prof Airey.edu. water flow.

usyd.au/calendar. 10.groups Soil improvement and excavation Design Project Design Project Assessment Due: Project STUVAC (Week This week is free for independent study 14) Exam Period Final exam Assessment Due: Final Exam CIVL5452: Foundation Engineering (Semester 2.settlement Retaining walls Raft foundations .timetable.existing solutions Raft foundations .bearing capacity Shallow foundations .jsp Week Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Topics/Activities Site investigation Field testing Shallow foundations .au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies. WEEKLY SCHEDULE Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.bearing Pile foundations -settlement Pile foundations . 2014) . 9. POLICIES See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.computer solutions Assessment Due: Quiz Pile foundations .PREREQUISITES None.edu.edu.