[Lecture: 26 hrs ; Tutorial: 13 hrs ; Lab: 0 hr ; Pre-requisite: CV2013, CV2014; Academic Unit: 3.0 ]
Learning Objective :
This course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of geotechnical principles in the design and analysis of shallow foundations, deep foundations and retaining structures.
Course Content :
Site investigation and evaluation of soil parameters
Bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations
Axial pile capacity, load tests and pile groups
Learning Outcome :
By the end of this course, you (as a student) would be able to:
- Explain the purpose of site investigation and evaluate the design soil parameters
- Describe the failure modes of retaining walls and foundation supports
- Describe the design philosophy and sequence the process involved in a foundation project
- Design simple foundation systems
Reading and References :
- Knappett, J.A. and Craig, R.F., Craig’s Soil Mechanics, 8th edition, Spon Press, 2012.
- Coduto, D.P., Kitch, W.A., and Yeung, M.R. Foundation Design, Principles and Practices, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2016.
- Bond, A. and Harris, A., Decoding Eurocode 7, 1st edition; New York, Taylor & Francis, 2008
- Bowles, J.E., Foundation Analysis and Design, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1996.
- Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, 7th edition, Thomson, 2010 (TA775.D229 2010)
- Tomlinson, M.J., Foundation Design and Construction, 7th edition, Prentice Hall, 2001