Course detail

Foundation Engineering

FAST-BF51Acad. year: 2013/2014

Shallow footings for water structures.
Water pressure tests.
Classical injection – sealing, hardening, compensation, plugging shutters, jet grouting – technology, design, utilization in water building.
Diaphragm walls – constructive, sheeting and sealing, usage of sealing walls in water building and environmental geotechnics.
Encapsulation, protection of waste dumps.
Cofferdams – type, design and static check of coffers, hydraulic stability of coffers.
Foundation of water structures.

Department

Institute of Geotechnics (GTN)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students learn how to design foundations of water structures. Students will be able to design cofferdams. They will be able to design reliable and economical sheeting and dewatering of foundation pits. They will learn how to design a suitable method for underpinning of objects at reconstruction and modernization. They will be able to choose the optimal technology for soil injection.

Prerequisites

Types of foundation soils, properties of soils, limit states theory, basic principles of structural mechanics, theory of strength and elasticity, structure design.

Co-requisites

Risks at foundation of water structures, risks at implementing of cofferdams shoring, new technologies of special foundation methods, environmental geotechnics, computational methods in geotechnical engineering.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

MASOPUST, Jan: Speciální zakládání - 1. díl. Brno: AN CERM, 2004. ISBN 80-214-2770-1. (CS)
HENRY, F. D. C.: The Design and Construction of Engineering Foundations. London: Chapman and Hall, 1986. ISBN 0-412-12530-7. (EN)
MASOPUST, Jan: Vrtané piloty. Praha: Čeněk a Ježek,, 1994. (CS)
BOWLES, J. E.: Foundation Analysis and Design. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 1996. ISBN 0-07-114052-2. (EN)
TURČEK, Peter a kol.: Zakládání staveb. Bratislava: Jaga group, 2005. ISBN 80-8076-023-3. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The presented topic is practiced on credit examples including the parts individually discussed. Part of the exercise takes place in a classroom PC - application software for the solution of the problem.
Teaching includes optional lectures, field trips and workshops held currently in various projects.
Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions of classified credit is to develope a final credit examples and satisfying attendance exercise and written credit test.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Shallow footings for water structures
2. Water pressure tests. Classical injection in water structures.
3. Jet grouting.
4. Diaphragm walls. Encapsulation. Protection of waste dumps.
5. Cofferdams – types and using.
6. Static design and hydraulic stability of coffers.
7. Foundation of water structures in difficult foundation conditions.

Aims

To acquaint the students with the design of water structure foundations, injection methods of subsoil, reliable design of cofferdams.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-ST Bachelor's

    branch VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective

  • Programme B-P-C-SI Bachelor's

    branch VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective

  • Programme B-P-E-SI Bachelor's

    branch VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective

  • Programme B-K-C-SI Bachelor's

    branch VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Shallow footings for water structures
2. Water pressure tests. Classical injection in water structures.
3. Jet grouting.
4. Diaphragm walls. Encapsulation. Protection of waste dumps.
5. Cofferdams – types and using.
6. Static design and hydraulic stability of coffers.
7. Foundation of water structures in difficult foundation conditions.

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction. Earth pressures.
2. Shallow foundations. 1st a 2nd limit states.
3. Programme Geo 5.
4. Vertical bearing capacity of pile foundations, 1st limit state.
5. Vertical bearing capacity of pile foundations, 2nd limit state.
6. Design of gravity wall.
7. Programme Geo 5.
8. The design of freestanding sheeting wall.
9. The design of anchored sheeting wall.
10. Programme Geo 5.
11. Dewatering of foundation pit.
12. Individual consultations.
13. Credit.

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