Analysis and Design of Pile Foundations (CIVL5450)

UNIT OF STUDY

Objectives: To develop an understanding of the modern principles of design of pile foundations and the application of those principles to practice.
Outcomes: Students should gain an advanced understanding of the types of pile foundations used in practice, and the procedures for analysis of pile foundations under various types of loading, and gain experience in carrying out pile design for real geotechnical profiles.
Syllabus summary: Types of piles and their uses, effects of pile installation, axial capacity of piles and pile groups, settlement of pile foundations, ultimate lateral capacity, lateral deformations, analysis of pile groups subjected to general loading conditions, piled raft foundations, piles subjected to ground movements, pile load testing, code provisions for pile design.

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Classes

Lecture 3 hrs/week; Project Work - own time 6 hrs/week; Laboratory 3 hrs/week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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