King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

CE 552

Foundation Engineering

 

 

Second Semester 1999-2000 (992)                                        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

 

2)            SUBSURFACE EXPLORATION

 

                        Reconnaissance

                        Site investigation (boring, sampling, testing)

                        In situ testing (SPT, Dutch cone, plate bearing, pressuremeter)

                        Geotechnical report

 

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

 

                        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

 

6)            SINGLE PILES

 

                        Pile types

                        Bearing capacity

                        Load transfer mechanism

                        Skin friction

                        Resistance-displacement load transfer relation

Use of computer codes in analysis and design of piles

                        Laterally-loaded 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

                        Group efficiency

                        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

 

Grading

                        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)

 

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.