King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

Spring 2000 (002)

 

CE 455:  FOUNDATION AND EARTH STRUCTURE DESIGN

 

Section 01    U.T.    12:45 - 2:00 PM    3-108

 

 

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:  As posted on the door of my office.

 

Grade Distribution

 

            Attendance and participation                             10%

 

            Homeworks                                                     10%

 

            Computer Projects                                          10%

 

            1st Exam                                                   20%

 

            2nd Exam                                                   20%

 

            Final Exam                                                   30%    

 

            TOTAL                                                          100%

 

 


CE 455 (001)

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

Date                Subject                                                                                                          

Jan.   31         Introduction                               

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Feb.  3         Geotechnical Properties of Soils            

          5          Site Investigation                            

          6         Soil Exploration

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         11         Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations                                      

         13         Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations     

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         18         Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations     

         20         Settlement of Shallow Foundation               

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         25         Elastic/Immediate Settlement                

         27         Soil Pressure Increase, Consolidation Settlement                               

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Mar.  11         Mat Foundations              

         13         Analysis & design of Mat Foundations

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         18         EXAM # 1

         20         Theories of Lateral Earth Pressure                   

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         25         Analysis and Design of Retaining Walls

         27         Stability of Retaining Walls   

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Apr.   1         Analysis and Design of Sheet Piles                

          3         Analysis and Design of Cantilever Sheet Piles

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          8         Analysis & Design of Anchored Sheet Piles       

         10         Design of Anchors                      

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         15          Analysis Braced Excavation                   

         17         Design of Braced Excavation Members

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         22         EXAM # 2                     

         24         Stability of Braced Excavation, and Cofferdams                 

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         29         Pile Foundations                 

May  1         Analysis and Design of Pile Foundations (Single Pile)                 

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          6         Analysis and Design of Pile Foundations (Single Pile)                 

          8         Pile Groups            

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         13         Settlement of Pile Foundations                 

         15         Design of Pier Foundations                             

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         20         Design of Pier Foundations

         21         Review

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