# Foundation Engineering

 Course Code : PCCI4401 Author : uLektz University : Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) Regulation : 2010 Categories : Civil Format : ePUB3 (DRM Protected) Type : eBook

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Description :Foundation Engineering of PCCI4401 covers the latest syllabus prescribed by Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) for regulation 2010. Author: uLektz, Published by uLektz Learning Solutions Private Limited.

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##### Topics
###### UNIT I LATERAL EARTH PRESSURE AND RETAINING STRUCTURES

1.1 Lateral Earth Pressure and Retaining Structures: Concept of earth pressure

1.2 Earth pressure at rest, active and passive earth pressure for both cohesionless and cohesive soils

1.3 Earth pressure theories: Rankine’s theory, Coulomb’s Wedge theory

1.4 Graphical methods: Rebhan’s and Culmann’s graphical solutions, Stability conditions for retaining walls

1.5 Bearing Capacity:Definitions, Rankine’s analysis

1.6 Types of failures: General and local shear failure

1.7 Terzaghi’s Analysis, Brinch-Hansen analysis, Meyerhof’s analysis, Vesics’s bearing capacity equation

1.8 Effect of water table on bearing capacity

1.9 IS code method for computing bearing capacity

1.10 Field Methods: Plate load test and its limitations, Standard penetration test

###### UNIT II SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS AND DEEP FOUNDATIONS

2.1 Shallow Foundations: Types of foundations: Spread footing, combined and strap footing, mat or raft footing

2.2 Settlement of footings

2.3 Deep Foundations, Difference between shallow and deep foundations, Types of deep foundations

2.4 Pile Foundations: Types of piles

2.5 Pile driving, load carrying capacity of piles-static and dynamic formulae

2.6 Pile load test and its limitations, correlation with penetration tests

2.7 Group action in piles-settlement and efficiency of pile groups in clay, negative skin friction, Under reamed pile foundation

2.8 Basics of well foundation - types, component parts and ideas about the forces acting on a well foundation

###### UNIT III SUBSOIL EXPLORATION AND ROCK MECHANICS

3.1 Subsoil Exploration: Necessity and planning for subsoil exploration

3.2 Methods - direct (test pits and trenches), indirect (sounding, penetration tests and geophysical methods)

3.3 Soil sampling – types of samples

3.4 Standard penetration test, static and dynamic cone penetration test, in-situ vane shear test

3.5 Rock coring, soil exploration report

3.6 Rock Mechanics:Introduction, problems, defects in rock mass, joints, faults, folds

3.7 Methods of geophysical prospecting, seismic and electrical method