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CV4109 Advanced Foundation Engineering

[Lecture: 26 hrs ; Tutorial: 13 hrs ; Lab: 0 hr ; Pre-requisite: CV3013; Academic Unit: 3.0 ]


​Learning Objective :

Students can expect to

  • build upon knowledge acquired in CIV331
  • develop deeper understanding of foundation analyses
  • develop understanding of choice of design parameters
  • learn about advanced topics of foundation design and analyses


Course Content :

Principles of foundation analysis: total stress analysis versus effective stress analysis, undrained and drained soil parameters. Shallow foundations: combined footings, raft foundations and floating foundations. Deep foundations: axially and laterally loaded piles, pile groups. Other considerations: rock socketed piles, negative skin friction and effect of soil movements on piles. Static and dynamic pile load test.

Course Outline :

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Topic

1

Introduction and overview of foundation analyses

2

Design considerations of Shallow Foundations

3

Combined footings, raft foundations and floating foundations

4

Overview of deep foundations

5

Axial capacity and settlement of single pile and pile group

6

Rock socketed piles, negative skin friction, effects of soil movement on pile

7

Capacity and deflection of laterally loaded pile

8

Static and dynamic pile load test

Learning Outcome :

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
(a) determine suitable soil parameters
(b) perform geotechnical design of shallow and deep foundations
(c) understand limitations and uncertainties in geotechnical design

Textbooks :

No specific text is required since the course covers a diverse range of topics

References :

  • Bowles, J.E. Foundation Analysis and Design. 5th Ed, McGraw Hill, 1996.
  • Das, B.M. Principles of Foundation Engineering. 3rd Ed. PWS-Kent, Boston, 1995.
  • Coduto, D.P. Foundation Design: Principles and Practices. Prentice Hall Inc., New Jersey, 1994.
  • Tomlinson, M.J. Foundation Design and Construction. 7th Ed, Pearson-Prentice Hall, London, 2001.