Foundation Engineering

 

THE ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF GAZA

 

Department of Civil Engineering

 

ECIV 4352 Foundation Engineering

 

 

Semester: Full

 

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

 

                        Office: B259

 

                        Phone: 2644400

                        

                        Email.: mawad@iugaza.edu.ps

 

 

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.

 

Course Aims:

 

Aim at the creation of new and original information in all 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 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%

 

Midterm                                    20%

 

Final                                         40%

 

There will be homework assignments for each items of the course outline consisting of textbook  problems.

 

 

 

Exam Dates:  6/1/2019

 

                       

 

Course Outlines

 

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.

Prof Ordamir Book

 

Retaining Wall

 

Sheet Piles 1

 

Sheet Piles 2

 

Sheet Piles 3

 

Sheet Piles 4

 

Soil improvement 1

 

Soil improvement 2

 

Soil improvement 3

 

1-Pile Load Capacity

 

2-Negative Skin Friction

 

3-PILE INSTALLATION

 

4-piles groups

 

5-Pile-MISCELLANEOUS

 

6-Load distribution-piles

 

7-Loading test-piles

 

pile-Example1

 

pile-Examples2

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