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Foundations

  • Course Code :
    SCM 541
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Structural Engineering & Construction Management

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Area of Study :

This course aims to:  Understand the basics of soil bearing capacity according to the Egyptian Code of Practice.  Apply the concepts of lateral earth pressure on the design of sheet piles and retaining Walls  Understand the different types of shallow foundations and the design of isolated, combined, strap beams and raft foundations.  Comprehend the types of pile foundations including method of installation and calculation of vertical and lateral bearing capacity.

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Design of shallow foundations, Pile foundations, Raft, Retaining walls, Sheet pile walls, Lateral earth pressure, bearing capacity of soil, Site investigation and choice of type of foundation.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- a1- Generalizes the lateral forces that act between the retaining
2- a2- Selects mathematics, science, and engineering for the design and

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- b1- Computes the lateral earth pressure and analyzes the stability of
2- b2- Demonstrates the bearing capacity of soil for shallow foundations
3- b3- Drive different solution for engineering problems.
4- b4- Assess the obtained results accuracy.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- c1- Implements quality control procedures during construction of
2- c2- Produces foundation engineering drawings
3- c3- Supervises foundation construction works.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- d1- Shares ideas and communicate with others.
2- d2- Manage time and meet deadlines

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Lateral Earth pressure 10 6 4
Design of Raft 5 3 2
Bearing Capacity of soil 10 6 4
Sheet pile and Retaining Structures 10 6 4
Design of Shallow Foundations 15 9 6
Pile types, method of Installation , vertical and lateral bearing capacity of single pile and pile group 15 9 6
Design of pile foundations 10 6 4

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lecture
Class Work

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final exam 40.00
First Mid Term Exam 25.00
Performance 10.00
Second Mid Term Exam 25.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Basic Soil Mechanics & Foundations Alam Singh Cbs
Principles of Foundation Engineering Braja M.Dos PWS-Kent Pub Co

Course notes :

Lecture Notes on Moodle

Recommended books :

" Principles of Foundation Engineering, Author: Braja M Das "

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