Introduction, planning of soil exploration for different projects, methods of borings along with various penetration tests, geophysical soil exploration.
Shallow foundations, methods of estimating bearing capacity of footings and rafts, foundations under eccentric loading.
Foundations under inclined loading, foundations on slope, foundations with tilted base.
Bearing capacity of foundations on layered soil.
Methods of estimating settlement of footings and rafts, concept of Beams on Elastic Foundation.
Concept of Beams on Elastic Foundation (continued).
Proportioning of foundations using field test data, IS codes.
Pile foundations, pile load tests, methods of estimating load transfer of piles, analytical estimation of load-settlement behavior of piles.
Pile group capacity and settlement, negative skin friction of piles.
Laterally loaded piles.
Uplift capacity of piles, foundations/anchors under uplift loads, well foundation, bearing capacity of well foundations, lateral stability of well foundations.
IS and IRC codal provisions, elastic theory and ultimate resistance methods for well foundations, foundations on problematic soils: foundations for collapsible and expansive soil.