Course Code: 5620366
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 4.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. M. YENER ÖZKAN
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5620363
The course set above should be completed before taking CE366 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING I.

Course Objective

The course is aimed at introducing the basic principles of foundation design of civil engineering structures to civil engineering students. Some theoretical background information is also given in addition to the fundamental concepts explained in CE 363 Soil Mechanics.

Course Content

Site investigations, retaining structures, excavations, dewatering, shallow foundation design, bearing capacity, settlement, stress distribution in soils, initial settlement, consolidation settlement, permissible settlement, deep foundation design, bearing capacity, settlement, types of piles, ground improvement.

Learning Outcomes

To apply knowledge of mechanics; to gain an ability of engineering design and solving engineering problems; understanding of professional responsibility in the field of engineering; to gain an ability of using the techniques and skills necessary for engineering practice