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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Foundation Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


This course is an undergraduate core course. The course will focus on the design of shallow foundation and axially loaded pile foundation. The field and laboratory soil testing methods will be discussed to determine the required design parameters. Lateral earth pressures theories and design of various retaining structures will be covered. Design of sheet piles and bracing system will also be discussed. It will also focus on soil arching and its application to design the underground conduits. The selection of proper foundation or characteristics of foundations for different soils will be discussed. The course is suitable for undergraduate students who are preparing for competitive examination like GATE, IES and for university or college examinations. Field Engineers can also be benefited from this course.INTENDED AUDIENCE:Civil EngineeringPREREQUISITES: Soil MechanicsINDUSTRY SUPPORT: Most of the Civil Engineering companies



Week 1 : Introduction, Soil ExplorationWeek 2 : Penetration Tests, Geophysical ExplorationWeek 3 : Bearing capacity of shallow foundationWeek 4 : Settlement of shallow foundationsWeek 5 : Design of shallow foundationWeek 6 : Deep foundation, load transfer mechanism in piles, pile capacity, Pile load testWeek 7 : Pile group capacity, settlement of pile, Design of Pile FoundationWeek 8 : Lateral Earth Pressures-IWeek 9 : Lateral Earth Pressures-IIWeek 10 : Earth retaining structuresWeek 11 : Sheet Piles and Braced ExcavationWeek 12 : Soil Arching, Underground Conduits

Taught by

Prof.Kousik Deb

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