Course detail

Special Foundation Methods (KON)

FAST-CF051Acad. year: 2018/2019

This course is an analysis of selected technologies of special foundations with emphasis on their characteristics and their use in building and civil engineering.
Design and evaluation design will always be in accordance with the design of technology.

Pile foundations - focus mainly on the group effect.
Sheeting design - design and assessment of the various parts of sheeting systems, including anchors and struts. Application of the method of dependent pressures.
Micropiles - the use of micropiles, design calculation.
Jet grouting - design, structural details.
Nailed slopes - design calculation.
Special problems - aggressive environment - protection of elements of deep foundations; undermined areas, seismic areas, permafrost.
Practice various areas of special foundations will form the semester project.

Department

Institute of Geotechnics (GTN)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Extending the theoretical and technological knowledge in the field of special foundations, particularly in the following areas:
- Deep foundations,
- Deep excavation,
- Jet grouting,
- Micropiles,
- Nailing,
- Improvement of the soil.

Students will get a more complete overview of the structural design of special foundations. Students will have the first step of the project justify why the chosen solution. The next step is to establish a model structure and will design and assess its individual structural parts. Finally, it processes the drawings, including details and budget.

Students will learn and work in micro-team. The aim is to acquire the communication between the processing of a given problem. Solved issue will be jointly presented members of micro-team.

Prerequisites

Mechanical behaviour of soils, basic principles of structural mechanics, theory of strength and elasticity, structure design, basic knowledge of the design of foundation structures and of the design of foundation pit sheeting.

Co-requisites

Design of concrete and steel structures.

Recommended optional programme components

Optionally, students can attend lectures, field trips and workshops that are offered to them during the semester.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The presented topic is practiced on a project involving the individually discussed. Exercise takes place in a classroom PC - application software for the solution of the problem. Work is in a group of two or three people. Project is closed presentations of project. The presentation part of the team members is determined by the teacher.

Generally - 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

For successful completion of the course must meet the following conditions:
1st. The credit.
1.1 Conditions for obtaining credit - attendance, project submission, oral presentation of the project.
2nd. Passing exams.
2.1 Written examination. In case of a tie result of the written examination followed by an oral part.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction into special foundation methods. Literature, standards, technical journals.
2. Aspects of geotechnical investigations.
3. Pile foundations - single pile (axialy and horizontaly loaded).
4. Pile foundations - group of piles.
5. Micropiles - technology, appplication, design.
6. Deep excavation - structural details and their specifics (micropiles, sheet pile and soldier pile wall).
7. Deep excavation - structural details and their specifics (pile and diaphragm wall).
8. Modern methods of static design of sheeting.
9. Jet grouting - as foundations and retaining element.
10. Improvement of soils.
11. Nailing of slopes.
12.Special problems - aggressive environment - pile foundations.
13.Undermining areas. Seismic regions. Permafrost.

Aims

To teach the students how to propose foundation structures of difficult structures at hard geotechnical conditions. To acquaint the students with the modern special foundation technologies.

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-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction into special foundation methods. Literature, standards, technical journals.
2. Aspects of geotechnical investigations.
3. Pile foundations - single pile (axialy and horizontaly loaded).
4. Pile foundations - group of piles.
5. Micropiles - technology, appplication, design.
6. Deep excavation - structural details and their specifics (micropiles, sheet pile and soldier pile wall).
7. Deep excavation - structural details and their specifics (pile and diaphragm wall).
8. Modern methods of static design of sheeting.
9. Jet grouting - as foundations and retaining element.
10. Improvement of soils.
11. Nailing of slopes.
12.Special problems - aggressive environment - pile foundations.
13.Undermining areas. Seismic regions. Permafrost.

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Definition of semester project.
2. Design of shallow foundation including drawings.
3. Design of deep foundation including drawings.
4. Desing (method of dependent pressures) of soldier pile wall including drawings.
5. Design (method of dependent pressures) of sheet pile wall including drawings.
6. Design (method of dependent pressures) of pile wall including drawings.
7. Design (method of dependent pressures) of diaphragm wall including drawings.
8. Design of retaining walls, including drawings - completion.
9. Design foundations of crane (mickropiles) including drawings.
10. Design of nail wall including drawings.
11. Design of ensure of the trench by jet grouting.
12. Presentation of the project. Credit.
13. Presentation of the project, Conlusion (credit)