Course detail

Foundation Engineering (S)

FAST-BFA003Acad. year: 2020/2021

Introduction - backgrounds. Methodology of limit states, geotechnical categories. Shallow footings - spread footings, strip footings, slabs. Design and check of shallow footings - 1st limit state, 2nd limit state.
Deep foundations - division of elements. Piles - distribution (displacement, replacement). Drilled piles, CFA - technology of building. Design of axial loaded bored piles - limit bearing capacity, limit loading curve. Uncased piles - building technology. Vibropiles. Micropiles - types, building technology, utilization. Diaphragm walls and lamellas - building technology and utilization. Anchors - distribution, design and construction methods, anchor prestressing.
Jet grouting - technology, recovery. Classical injection - sealing, hardening, compensation, injection materials.
Foundation pits and their timbering. Rider sheeting, pile walls, diaphragm walls. Cofferdams. Static design of foundation pit timbering. Foundation pit dewatering.
Underpinning.

Department

Institute of Geotechnics (GTN)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will master the course objection and design shallow and deep foundations for different geotechnical cathegories and 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 BPC-SI Bachelor's

    specialization S , 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BKC-SI Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
  • Programme BPA-SI Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer