ENGRG 7270 Advanced Deep Foundation Design with LRFD Applications
|Course Number:||ENGRG 7270|
|Course Name:||Advanced Deep Foundation Design with LRFD Applications|
|Course Description:||This course is designed to fully prepare a student with a course in deep foundations to: analyze the bearing capacity of deep foundations; to design deep foundations to meet bearing capacity and settlement requirements; to design reinforced concrete deep foundations (drilled shafts); and to apply Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) principles to the design and analysis of deep foundations.|
|Prerequisites:||ENGRG 7260 or equivalent|
- Analyze and design deep foundations, including driven piles and drilled shafts.
- Design and analyze deep foundations using foundation design software.
- Design and analyze deep foundations using LRFD design methodologies.
- Describe the basic types, properties, and characteristics of piles.
- Use the correct terminology when discussing, designing, and working with piles.
- Estimate the point bearing capacity, friction capacity, ultimate capacity, allowable capacity, and gross allowable load for a pile in sands or in clay using various design methods.
- Estimate the length of pile required for a given site.
- Estimate the settlement of a pile under an applied load.
- Estimate the pullout capacity and skin friction capacity for a pile.
- Use Pile Load Tests and Pile Driving Formulas to determine insitu pile capacities.
- Discuss the concepts of dynamic analysis by the wave equation.
- Use GRLWEAP to test the driveability of a selected pile.
- Discuss the use of pile set to increase the capacity of a pile.
- Differentiate between an axially loaded pile and a laterally loaded pile.
- Explain, in your own words, the soil property modulus of subgrade reaction and the impact of this soil property on the design and behavior of a laterally loaded pile.
- Explain, in your own words, the structural mechanics aspects of the design of a laterally loaded pile.
- Estimate the ultimate resistance of a laterally loaded pile.
- Estimate the efficiency of a Pile Group.
- Estimate the ultimate capacity of a Pile Group in sand and in clay.
- Estimate the elastic and consolidation settlement of a Pile Group in sand and in clay.
- Identify the terminology used when discussing and designing drilled shafts.
- Evaluate the methods used to construct drilled shafts.
- Estimate the load capacity of drilled shafts to be constructed in various soil and rock conditions.
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