Geotechnical & Foundation Engineering (CE3333)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Recommended Book(s)

Foundation Analysis And Design By Joseph E. Bowles (5th Edition), McGraw-Hill 57

Principles Of Foundation Engineering By Braja M. Das 5th Ed, Thomson-Engineering

Reference Book(s)

Soil Mechanics In Engineering Practice By K. Terzaghi And R. B.

Peck John Wiley And Sons, 3rd Edition

Elements Of Foundation Design By G. N. Smith And E. L. Pole

Harper Collins Distribution Services (February 12, 1981)

Foundation Design: Principles And Practices, Donald P. Coduto

Prentice Hall; 2nd Edition (July 20, 2000)

Course Objectives

1. To enhance the skills related to bearing capacity and settlement evaluation of soils. 2. To apply principles of soil mechanics to engineering problems pertaining to retaining structures, foundations and embankments.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1            Gain thebasic concepts related to bearing capacity and settlement evaluation of soils.

CLO:2            Have a skill to apply the principles of soil mechanics to engineering problems pertaining to retaining structures, foundations and embankments.

CLO:3            Learnsoil improvements techniques and principles of soil dynamics.

Course Contents

Earth Pressures

  • Definition, pressure at rest, active and passive earth pressures

  • Coulomb's and Rankine's theories

  • Bell’s equation for cohesive frictional soils

  • Earth pressure diagrams for different loading configurations

 Bearing Capacity of Soils

  • Definition of gross, net, ultimate, safe and allowable bearing capacity

 Methods of obtaining bearing capacity

  • Presumptive values from codes, from plate load test

  • Bearing capacity theories

  • Bearing capacity from SPT and CPT data

 Consolidation and Settlement

  • Definition, total settlement, differential settlement, angular distortion, immediate settlement

  • Primary and secondary consolidation settlements

  • Normally and pre-consolidated soils

  • Mechanics of consolidation, theory of one dimensional consolidation, assumptions and validity

  • Determination of compression index and coefficient of consolidation, magnitude and time rate of consolidation settlement

  • Causes of settlement and methods of controlling settlement

  • Allowable total and differential settlement

 Slope Stability

  • Types of slopes

  • Factors affecting stability and remedies

  • Types of failure

Methods of analysis

  • Ordinary methods of slices

  • Taylor's stability number method

  • Swedish circle method

 Earth and Rock Fill Dams

  • Definition of an earth dam, types of earth and rock fill dams

  • Components of an earth dam and their functions

  • General design considerations and typical cross-sections

 Introduction to deep foundations

  • Types of piles, load carrying capacity of piles, group action, negative skin friction, pile load test

 Soil Improvement

  • Basic principles

  • Objectives and methods

 Soil Dynamics

  • Sources of dynamic loading, spring-mass-dashpot system

  • Application to machine foundations, liquefaction

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes

               CLO’s

CLO-1

(Basic Concepts)

CLO-2

(Apply Principles)

CLO-3

(Learn Soil Improvement Techniques And Soil Dynamics)

PLO’s

PLO-1

(Engineering Knowledge)

 

PLO-2

(Problem Analysis)

 

 

PLO-3

(Design/Development of Solutions)

 

 

 

PLO-4

(Investigation)

 

 

PLO-5

(Modern Tool Usage)

 

 

 

PLO-6

(The Engineer and Society)

 

 

 

PLO-7

(Environment and Sustainability)

 

 

 

PLO-8

(Ethics)

 

 

 

PLO-9

(Individual and Team work)

 

 

 

PLO-10

(Communication)

 

 

 

PLO-11

(Project Management)

 

 

 

PLO-12

(Lifelong Learning)

 

 

 

Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

CLOs

 

CLO-1

(Basic Concepts)

CLO-2

(Apply Principles)

CLO-3

(Learn Soil Improvement Techniques And Soil Dynamics)

Assessment Modules

Assignments (20-25%)

Quizzes (15-20%)

Midterm Exam (20%)

 

Final Exam (40-45%)