King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

Second Semester (012)

 

CE 455:  FOUNDATION AND EARTH STRUCTURE DESIGN

 

Section 01    U.T.    12:45 - 2:00 PM    3-217

 

 

Course Description:            Site investigation, including determination of soil properties for design; bearing capacity theory of shallow foundation; settlement of building foundations; design and analysis of retaining walls, sheet piles and braced excavations; design of pile and pier foundations.

 

Prerequisite:                         CE 353

 

Textbook: Das, M.B.,  Principles of Foundation Engineering, 4th ed., PWS-KENT Publishing Company, 1999.

 

Reference: 1- Bowles, J.E.  Foundation Analysis and Design, 5th ed., McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1986.

2- Fang, H.Y., Foundation Engineering Handbook, 2nd  ed., Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991.

 

 

Instructor:                             Dr. Naser Abdul-Rahman Al-Shayea

                                              Office # 16-134

                                              Phone  2480

                                              Office Hours:  S.M.  2:00-3:00 PM & 3:00-4:00 PM

                                                  U.T.  2:00-3:00 PM & other times by appointment    

 

Grade Distribution

 

            Attendance and participation                             10%

 

            Homeworks                                                    10%

 

            1st Exam                                                  20%

 

            2nd Exam                                                  25%

 

            Final Exam                                                  35%    

 

            TOTAL                                                          100%

 

 


CE 455 (001)

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

Date                Subject                                                                                                          

Jan.   26         Introduction                               

         28         Geotechnical Properties of Soils            

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Feb.  3          Site Investigation                            

          5         Soil Exploration

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         10         Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations                                      

         12         Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations     

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Mar.  3         Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations     

          5         Settlement of Shallow Foundation               

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         10         Elastic/Immediate Settlement                

         12         Soil Pressure Increase, Consolidation Settlement                               

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         17         EXAM # 1         

         19         Mat Foundations

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         24         Analysis & design of Mat Foundations

         26         Theories of Lateral Earth Pressure                   

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         31         Analysis and Design of Retaining Walls

Apr.  2         Stability of Retaining Walls   

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          7          Analysis and Design of Sheet Piles                

          9         Analysis and Design of Cantilever Sheet Piles

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         14         Analysis & Design of Anchored Sheet Piles       

         16         Design of Anchors                      

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         21          Analysis Braced Excavation                   

         23         Design of Braced Excavation Members

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         28         EXAM # 2                     

         30         Stability of Braced Excavation, and Cofferdams                 

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May  5         Pile Foundations                 

          7         Analysis and Design of Pile Foundations (Single Pile)                 

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         12         Analysis and Design of Pile Foundations (Single Pile)                 

         14         Pile Groups            

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         19         Settlement of Pile Foundations                 

         21         Design of Pier Foundations                             

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