Foundations

Universidad del Norte

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Foundations

  • Host University

    Universidad del Norte

  • Location

    Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    48
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    This is theoretical and practical course, where the student’s previous knowledge in areas such as geology, soils mechanics and structural engineering is integrated. This will help the student develop the professional skills necessary for designing and constructing the two most useful types of foundations in Civil Engineering works.

    COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

    After completing the course, the student must be able to:

    • Identify and recognize ground exploration methods. Determine the number of boreholes and its depth. Develop and analyze stratigraphic profiles and borehole records.
    • Know the applicable current regulation concerning foundations.
    • Identify the main types of foundations, its characteristics, uses, and construction processes, taking into account environmental effects.
    • Determine the load capacity and the settlement of superficial and deep foundations.
    • Determine the geotechnical stability of retaining structures.

    Implement the mostly used methods to perform slope stability analysis.

    TOPICS COVERED

    No.

    TOPIC

    HOURS CLASS

    HOURS LAB.

    WEEKS NUMBER

    1

    Planning and scheduling of ground explorations

    3

    -

    1

    2

    General concepts about foundations and its relationship with geotechniques.

    6

    -

    2-3

    3

    Analysis and design of superficial foundations, load capacity and settlements

    10

    -

    4-7

    4

    Analysis and design of Deep foundations, their bearing capacity and settlements

    10

    -

    7-11

    5

    Retaining Structures.

    6

    -

    11-13

    6

    Slope stability analysis.

    6

    -

    14-16

     

    BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES: text book, other supplemental materials

    Title

    Author

    Year

    Foundation analysis and design

    Joseph  E. Bowles

    1996

    Foundation analysis and desing

    Braja M. Das.

    2010

    Pile foundations in engineering practice

    Shamsher Prakash - Hari D. Sharma.

     

    1990

    Diseño y construcción de cimientos

    Tomlinson

    1982

    Soil and foundations

    Cheng Liu, Jack B. Evett

    2013

    The engineering of foundations

    Rodrigo Salgado

    2008

    Geotecnia y cimientos

    Jiménez Salas

    1980

    Interaccion suelo estructura

    Manuel Delgado Vargas

    1998

    Excavaciones en condiciones complejas

    Moya, Salazar F., Salazar R., Gómez A.

     

    1997

    Essentials of soil mechanics and foundation

    David F. McCarthy.

    1999

    Pile foundation analysis and design

    Poulus. E. H. Davis.

     

    1980