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Department of Civil Engineering Islamic University of Gaza ECIV 4352 Foundation Engineering Fall Semester 2011 Total Credits:

3 credit hours : 3 Lectures per week Course Description: The purpose of this course is: (a) to provide the students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles governing the design of foundation systems for structures. (b) to provide them with an opportunity to apply the design procedures to a "real life" foundation design project. Instructor: Dr . Jihad Hamad: Engr.: Ahmed Kullab Engr. Safaa Abu elaish Phone : 286-0700 ext. 2819 , Email : jhamad@mail.iugaza.edu Office Hours : Sat, Mon ,Wed,10.:11& 12: 1:0 .and, Sunday & Tuesday &. 11:001.00 PM Teaching Assistant: Engineers:. Prerequisites: ECIV 3351 Soil Mechanics Text book: Das. M. B., 2011 "Principles of Foundation Engineering", Seventh Edition, Thomson Brooks. References: Terzaghi , K., Peck, R., and Mesri, G., 1996 "Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice", Second Edition, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Liu, C. and Evett, J., 1998 " Soils and Foundation", ", Forth Edition, Prentice Hall. Bowles, J., Foundation Analysis and Design ", Forth Edition ,McGraw Hill Muni Budhu , 2007 Soil Mechanics and Foundations, second Edition john Wiley and Sons. Course Aims: Prepare a geotechnical engineering report, documenting procedures used and findings from site investigation, laboratory characterization of subsurface materials, analysis performed and final recommendations with regard to the optimum design of the foundations system Course Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs): o Identify the essential steps involved in a geotechnical site investigation and specify appropriate laboratory test procedures for the characterization soil materials with respect to strength and compressibility. o Identify the principal types of foundations and describe the factors governing the choice of the most suitable type of foundation for a given situation. o Perform: (a) bearing capacity and, (b) settlement analyses for shallow foundations. o Evaluate (a) end bearing capacity and (b) skin friction for a given type of deep foundations and hence estimate the axial load capacity. o Prepare a geotechnical engineering report documenting procedures used and findings from site investigation, laboratory characterization of subsurface materials, analysis performed and final recommendations with regard to the optimum design of the foundations system. Course Conduct: Midterm Exam ( 35 points), Assignments (10 points), Project (10 points) and Final Exam (45 points).

Course Outline: Fundamental soil mechanics principles related to engineering classification of soils, stresses in soil masses, soil compressibility and soil shear strength Classification of foundations, Historical developments in foundation engineering, Building codes Performance requirements for foundations, Designing against bearing capacity failure, Total and differential settlements, Allowable differential settlements for various types of structures, Uncertainties in design, Factors of safety Site Investigation, Borehole layout and borehole depth, Soil sampling techniques, laboratory testing, In-situ testing, Economics of site investigation and testing Shallow foundations Bearing capacity, Bearing pressure versus bearing capacity, Methods for estimation of soil bearing capacity, Plate load tests, Bearing capacity analysis, Selection of soil shear strength parameters, Shallow Foundations Settlement, Stresses in soil beneath a foundation, Settlement in cohesive soils, Settlement in cohesion less soils, Settlement of footings in stratified soils Deep Foundations, Types of deep foundations, Pile Foundations, Drilled Shafts, Load transfer mechanisms, end bearing resistance, skin friction.

SIGN PROJECT: The student will be assigned a "real life" problem to solve during the course. The problem will be assigned approximately 2 to 3 weeks into the course and the students are required to submit a final written report and make an oral presentation near the end of the semester. The design exercise will be completed as a group project. Project will be Due on Sat. 24 of Dec.