King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
Second Semester 1999-2000 (992) Dr. Naser A. Al-Shayea
Office : 16-134
Tel. : 2480
Building foundation cost relationship
Foundation planning and design system
2) SUBSURFACE EXPLORATION
Site investigation (boring, sampling, testing)
In situ testing (SPT, Dutch cone, plate bearing, pressuremeter)
3) 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
4) SETTLEMENT OF SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS
Footing contact pressure distribution
Elastic stress distribution analysis
Immediate and consolidation settlements
Bearing capacity and settlement based on field tests
5) MAT FOUNDATIONS
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
6) SINGLE PILES
Load transfer mechanism
Resistance-displacement load transfer relation
Use of computer codes in analysis and design of piles
∑ F.E.M. for beams on elastic foundations
∑ Bromsí method
Dynamic capacity of piles
∑ Dynamic formulas
∑ Wave equation
Design based on field tests
7) PILE GROUPS
Capacity of pile group
Stresses induced by pile groups
Settlement of pile groups
8) DRILLED-PIER AND CAISSON FOUNDATIONS
Types of piers & Caissons
Load bearing capacity of piers
Load bearing capacity of Caissons
Settlement of piers
Design of piers
Term Project 15%
Major Exam 1 20%
Major Exam 2 20%
Final Exam 30%
CE 552: FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
Second Semester 1999-2000 (992)
1996-97 Graduate Bulletin: CE 552 Foundation Engineering (3-0-3)
Subsurface exploration; bearing capacity theories of shallow foundations; factors affecting bearing capacity; immediate and consolidation settlement of shallow foundations; bearing capacity and settlement based on field tests; analysis, design, and installation of pile foundations; mat foundations; drilled piers and caissons.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
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, 1990.
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.