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BITS Foundation Engineering Sem-VI
No Units Titles Sub Titles Chapters
1 Unit 1 Site Investigation and subsoil exploration Methods of soil exploration, Planning a subsoil exploration - Number of boreholes and depths of exploration for various types of works, Field Tests - Standard penetration test, Dynamic and Static cone penetration tests, Vane shear test, Soil samplers & collection of soil samples VIEW CHAPTERS
2 Unit 2 Stress Distribution in Soil Media and Settlement Stress Distribution - Boussinesq's and Westergaard's equations, Pressure distribution diagram, Newmark's influence chart, Contact pressure below foundations - Steinbrenner's coefficients Settlement of foundations - Elastic, Consolidation and Creep settlements, Total and Differential settlements, Rate of settlement, I S Code limitations for different structures Settlement calculation from consolidation characteristics and using N-values VIEW CHAPTERS
3 Unit 3 Bearing capacity Terminology - Ultimate and Safe Bearing Capacities, Allowable Bearing Pressure Gross and Net Bearing Capacities, Net Soil pressure for a specified settlement, Bearing capacity from equations of Terzaghi, Skempton, Brinch Hansen and Meyerhoff, I S Code of Practice, Bearing capacity from N-values, Effect of ground water table Plate Load test - Procedure, Limitations and determination of permissible bearing capacity for footings in sand and clay soils Eccentrically loaded footings - useful width concept VIEW CHAPTERS
4 Unit 4 Shallow Foundations Type of foundations - Isolated and combined footings, Rafts foundations Proportioning of footings for even settlement VIEW CHAPTERS
5 Unit 5 Pile Foundation Types of piles, Pile construction, Load carrying capacity of piles - Dynamic and static Formulae, Elastic analysis of single axially loaded pile, Group action and efficiency, Underreamed pile foundation, Introduction to Laterally loaded piles and Batter piles Negative skin friction - cause and prevention of n s f effect on piles, factor of safety of pile subjected to negative skin friction Pile load tests - ultimate, routine, vertical and horizontal, permissible settlement VIEW CHAPTERS
6 Unit 6 Machine Foundations Soil dynamics, Mass-spring system, Mass-system with damping, Natural frequency of foundation soil systems, Machine Foundations - Types of Machines and Machine Foundations Vibration isolation - Types and Methods of Isolation VIEW CHAPTERS
7 Unit 7 Caissons Shapes and Types of wells or caissons, their advantages and disadvantages, components of a well foundation, Depth of well foundation and bearing capacity, Forces acting on a well foundation, Well sinking - operation and problems, Drilled caissons, Pier foundations VIEW CHAPTERS
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