King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

CE 552

Foundation Engineering

Second Semester 2002-2003 (022)                                        Dr. Naser A. Al-Shayea

Office : 16-134

Tel.     : 2480

COURSE SYLLABUS

TOPIC

1)         INTRODUCTION

Definition

Foundation type

Building foundation cost relationship

Foundation planning and design system

Geotechnical properties

Subsurface exploration

2)         BEARING CAPACITY OF SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS

Types of bearing capacity failure

Bearing capacity theories (limit equilibrium, limit analysis and

finite element methods)

Factors affective bearing capacity

Bearing capacity due to eccentric load

Bearing capacity of foundations on slopes

Bearing capacity of foundation on layered soil

3)         SETTLEMENT OF SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS

Footing contact pressure distribution

Elastic stress distribution analysis

Immediate and consolidation settlements

Bearing capacity and settlement based on field tests

4)         MAT FOUNDATIONS

Introduction

Types of mat foundation

Bearing capacity of mat foundation

Beams on elastic foundations

Plates on elastic foundations

Settlement of mat foundation

Design of mat foundation

·        Conventional rigid method

·        Flexible method

·        Finite-difference methods based on theory of plates on elastic foundations

5)         SINGLE PILES

Pile types

Bearing capacity

Skin friction

Use of computer codes in analysis and design of piles

·        F.E.M. for beams on elastic foundations

·        Broms’ method

Dynamic capacity of piles

·        Dynamic formulas

·        Wave equation

Design based on field tests

6)         PILE GROUPS

Group efficiency

Capacity of pile group

Stresses induced by pile groups

Settlement of pile groups

7)         DRILLED-PIER AND CAISSON FOUNDATIONS

Types of piers & Caissons

Settlement of piers

Design of piers

Homework                   15%

Term Project                15%

Major Exam 1              20%

Major Exam 2              20%

Final Exam                   30%

Total                            100%

CE 552:  FOUNDATION ENGINEERING

Second Semester 1999-2000 (992)

2002-2004 Graduate Bulletin:     CE 552    Foundation Engineering                      (3-0-3)

Bearing capacity of shallow foundations; factors affecting bearing capacity; immediate and consolidation settlement of shallow foundations; mat foundations; capacity and settlement of piles and pile groups; analysis, design, and installation of pile foundations; drilled piers and caissons.

Textbook                          :     Joseph E. Bowles, Foundation Analysis and Design, McGraw Hill Co., 5th ed, 1997.

Reference                         :     1.   B.M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, PWS Engineering, 4th ed., 1999.

2.     M.J. Tomlinson,  Foundation Design and Construction, Longman Scientific & Technical, 1986.

3.     H.Y. Fung,  Foundation Engineering Handbook, Second Edition, Van Nostrand-Reinhold Co., 1991.

4.     G.A. Lenoards (Editor),  Foundation Engineering, McGraw-Hill, 1962.

5.     Peck, Hansen & Thornburn,  Foundation Engineering, Wiley, 1973.

6.     Terzaghi & Peck,  Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice, Wiley, 1967.

7.     H.G. Poulos & E.H. Davis,  Pile Foundation Analysis and Design, Wiley, 1980.

Instructor                          :     Naser A. Al-Shayea, Assistant Professor of C.E.

Goals                                :     This course is designed to give graduate students in Geotechnical Engineering up-to-date knowledge of the analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, pointing out the foundation problems that may be encountered in practice.

Prerequisites by topics:

1.     Physical properties of soils.

2.     Stress distribution theory.

3.     Consolidation theory.

4.     Shear strength theory.

5.     Lateral earth pressure theories.