Advanced Foundation Engineering
THE ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF GAZA
Department of Civil Engineering
ECIV 5352 Advanced Foundation Eng.
Semester: Full 2012-2013
Lectures: Prof. Dr. Mohamed Awad
Office Hours: On the Schedule————-
Total Credits: 3 credit hours, 3 credit-hours-Lectures .
Course Description: The course deals with the following topics: Soil infiltration, foundation behaviour, Lateral earth pressure, pile foundation.
Prerequisite: Strength of Materials, Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering.
Internet , library, Principles of Foundation Engineering, by Braja Das ,Foundation analysis and Design, by J. E. Bowles, Pile Foundation , Ismet Ordemir
Aim at the creation of new and original information in advanced foundation engineering disciplines. Providing
the principles that governs the engineering behavior of foundation.
the ability to determine the stresses beneath the foundations.
the ability to design foundation.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs):
· Knowledge of soil profile.
· Knowledge of some special field testing equipment.
· Understanding of settlement distribution under footings.
· Differentiation between elastic and rigid behaviour of shallow.
· Design of foundations.
· Specific attention is paid to national and regional research needs.
Grading: Grades will be determined as Follows:
Projects, Research Presentation 30%
Homework , Quizzes,
Exam Dates – Midterm: 25/11/2012, ( 11.00- 12:30)
Final: 03/01/2013, (14:00-16:00)
1-.Pile Foundation, Negative Skin Friction, Bearing Capacity of Pile Groups, Settlement Of Pile Groups, Lateral resistance of vertical piles, Batter Piles, Loads on piles.
2- Footings Subjected Moments About Both Axis, Unsymmetrical Footings.
3- Braced Cuts, Earth Pressure Against Bracing Systems, Stability of Braced Cuts.
4- Dewatering and Drainage Infiltration.
5- Slope Stability, Reinforced Retaining Wall Stability,
6- Structural Rigidity in Calculating Settlements.
7- Elastic Method for Analyzing Combined footings:Method of elastic line,Method of successive approximation.
8- Environmental Geotechnology :Landfill liners, Geosynthetics, Geotextiles, Recent advances in the liver systems, General comments
9- Reinforced Concrete Design of Common Types of Footings And Pile Cap
Anchorage Design: Anchor plate, Anchor pile ,Mass concrete block.
Policies: Students are encouraged to discuss homeworks with their peers. There is to be no “sharing” of solutions. Any plagiarism or cheating will result in an automatic failing in the course.
Method of elastic line