Advanced Shallow Foundation Design with LRFD Applications

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Course Number: ENGRG 7260
Course Name: Advanced Shallow Foundation Design with LRFD Applications (Online)
Course Description:    This course is designed to fully prepare a student with only an introductory course in soil mechanics to: analyze the bearing capacity of shallow foundations; to design shallow foundations to meeting bearing capacity and settlement requirements; to design reinforced concrete shallow foundations; and to apply Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) principles to the design and analysis of shallow foundations. P: Civil Engineering 3730 Geotechnical Engineering (or an equivalent course in soil mechanics).
Prerequisites:    None
Level: Graduate
Credits: 3
Format: Online

Registration Instructions

NOTE: The information below is representative of the course and is subject to change.  The specific details of the course will be available in the Desire2Learn course instance for the course in which a student registers.

Additional Information

Learning Outcomes

The broad course outcomes are as follows:

  • Design of site investigations for use in shallow foundation engineering.
  • Analyze the bearing capacity of shallow foundations.
  • Design shallow foundations to meet bearing capacity and settlement requirements.
  • Design reinforced concrete shallow foundations.
  • Design and analyze shallow foundations using foundation design software.
  • Design shallow foundations using LRFD methods.

Unit Descriptions
Unit 1: Introduction, Orientation, and Overview
Unit 2: Soil Mechanics Review
Unit 3: Geotechnical Site Investigations
Unit 4: Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations
Unit 5: Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations: Special Cases
Unit 6: Allowable Bearing Capacity and Settlement of Shallow Foundations
Unit 7: Combined Footings and Mat Foundations
Unit 8: Load and Resistance Factor Design of Shallow Foundations
Unit 9: Reinforced Concrete Design of Shallow Foundations

Grading Information

Homework, Discussions, and Design Projects (Individual) 50 Percent
Homework, Discussions, and Design Projects (Teams)  40 Percent
Exams (1 at 10 percent each)     10 Percent

A: 90-100 percent
B: 80-89 percent
C: 70-79 percent
F:  70 percent

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