Course detail

Foundation Engineering (E)

FAST-CF052Acad. year: 2017/2018

Geotechnical categories, design and check design of shallow foundations, 1st limit state, 2nd limit state, pillows and improvement of foundation soil.
Deep foundations, sorts of piles, building technology, check of piles, pile groups, calculation of axial loading drilled piles, limit bearing capacity, limit loading curve.
Micropiles.
Diaphragm walls, types of diaphragm walls, building technology, anchors, sorts (tiebacks, strands, temporary, permanent).
Jet grouting.
Other methods of deep foundations, open caissons, cofferdams, modern methods, vibroflotation, lime piles.
Foundation pits, types of them,rider sheeting, microrider walls, pile walls, diaphragm walls, drainage of foundation pits.
Special footings at reconstructions and modernizing.

Department

Institute of Geotechnics (GTN)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will master the aim of the course and learn how to design shallow and deep foundations for different geotechnical cathegories.
Student will have basic knowledge about safe and economical design of foundation pit.

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

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction. Limit states principles, geotechnical categories. Shallow footings – pads, strip footings, foundation slabs.
2. Design and check of shallow footings – 1st and 2nd limit states.
3. Improvement of soil properties for shallow foundations. Gravelly pillows.
4. Deep foundations – basic elements. Caissons. Open caissons.
5. Distribution of piles(displacement, replacement). Bored piles. CFA piles. Technology of building.
6. Design of axial loaded bored piles. – limit bearing capacity, limit loading curve.
7. Uncased piles – building technology. Vibropiles.
8. Micropiles – types, construction method, utilization.
9. Diaphragm walls and lamellas – construction method and utilization.
10. Anchors-distribution, design and technology.
11. Jet grouting – technology, jet grouting use.
12. Foundation pits and their timbering. Braces sheeting, pile walls, diaphragm walls.
13. Static design of foundation pit timbering. Foundation underpinning.

Aims

To teach students how to design shallow and deep foundations for different geotechnical categories.
To provide students with basic knowledge about safe and economical design of foundation pit.
To acquaint students with modern foundation methods and subsoil improvement methods.

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 N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch N , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch N , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer