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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Advanced Foundation Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


The course will focus on the design of shallow foundation on sloping ground, layered soil and under inclined & eccentric loading conditions. Piles under uplift and lateral loading conditions will also be discussed. In the undergraduate core course on Foundation Engineering, these topics are either not covered or discussed in simplified form. In the proposed course, these advanced topics will be discussed in detail. This course is useful for both UG and PG student. The course is also suitable for students who are preparing for competitive examination. Field Engineers can be benefited from this course as the design of foundations under critical conditions (those are not generally covered in UG core foundation engineering course) will be discussed here.
UG and PG students. Research Scholars and Practicing Engineers can also take this course.PREREQUISITES : BE Students can take after completing third year or after completing “Soil Mechanics” and “Foundation Engineering” courses. ME and PhD students can take during first semester of their course work.INDUSTRIES SUPPORT :Most of the Civil Engineering companies



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Week 1:

Introduction, planning of soil exploration for different projects, methods of borings along with various penetration tests, geophysical soil exploration.

Week 2:

Shallow foundations, methods of estimating bearing capacity of footings and rafts, foundations under eccentric loading.

Week 3:

Foundations under inclined loading, foundations on slope, foundations with tilted base.

Week 4:

Bearing capacity of foundations on layered soil.

Week 5:

Methods of estimating settlement of footings and rafts, concept of Beams on Elastic Foundation.

Week 6:

Concept of Beams on Elastic Foundation (continued).

Week 7:

Proportioning of foundations using field test data, IS codes.

Week 8:

Pile foundations, pile load tests, methods of estimating load transfer of piles, analytical estimation of load-settlement behavior of piles.

Week 9:

Pile group capacity and settlement, negative skin friction of piles.

Week 10:

Laterally loaded piles.

Week 11:

Uplift capacity of piles, foundations/anchors under uplift loads, well foundation, bearing capacity of well foundations, lateral stability of well foundations.

Week 12:

IS and IRC codal provisions, elastic theory and ultimate resistance methods for well foundations, foundations on problematic soils: foundations for collapsible and expansive soil.

Taught by

Prof. Kousik Deb

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