THE ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF GAZA
Department of Civil Engineering
ECIV 4352 Foundation Engineering
Total Credits: 3 credit hours, 3 credit-hours-Lectures , 1 credit-hour-discussion
Course Description: The course deals with the following topics: Soil exploration, Shallow foundation, Lateral earth pressure, Soil improvements,pile foundation.
Prerequisite: Strength of Materials, Soil Mechanics
Lectures: Prof. Dr. Mohammed Awad
Textbooks: Foundation Engineerining I, Ismet Ordemir,2018
Reference: Principles of Foundation Engineering, Braja Das,2016
Foundation analysis and Design, by J. E. Bowles,
Foundation Problems, by M. Awad.
Aim at the creation of new and original information in all foundation engineering disciplines.
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 field testing equipment.
· Understanding of building load transferring.
· Differentiation between shallow and deep foundations.
· Dealing and using soil field and laboratory tests in order to find the required soil properties.
· Design of foundations.
· Specific attention is paid to national and regional research needs.
Grading: Grades will be determined as Follows:
Projects, Homework and Quizzes 10%
Skills (Research Presentation, ….) 30%
There will be homework assignments for each items of the course outline consisting of textbook problems.
Exam Dates: 6/1/2019
Introduction, soil exploration 5
Loads on foundation 1
Shallow foundation, Bearing capacity 4
Isolated footings 2
Cantilever and combined footings 4
Mat foundation 6
Lateral earth pressure and sheet piles 6
Pile foundation 9
Soil improvements 3
Policies: Students are encouraged to discuss homeworks with either teaching Asst. or their peers. There is to be no “sharing” of solutions. Any plagiarism or cheating will result in an automatic failing in the course.