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Design of Equipment Foundations

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Calculate dynamic loads from various types of machinery
  • Follow the decision process to select the type of foundation: shallow or pile
  • Build on your understanding of the dynamic response of tabletop structures for equipment support
  • Analyze the dynamic response of various types of shallow and pile foundations
  • Apply the knowledge of analysis and design procedure for equipment foundation design, evaluate vibration damage, and take suitable remedial measures

The course considers loads induced by different machinery, modes of the structural response of the foundation and/or supporting frame, and the response and damping provided by the soils. It covers fundamentals of machine dynamics for the derivation of the applied loads, the behaviour of different types of rigid block and pile-supported foundations, analysis and design of tabletop structures for equipment support, machine foundations on frozen soils, vibration damage assessment and prevention.

This course will start with the concepts and practical “rules of thumb” used in the preliminary layout and sizing of the foundations. It will focus on explaining and demystifying the basic concepts, relating them to the first engineering principles. You will be able to design equipment foundations using hand techniques, common finite element packages, and specialized software (DYNA 6).

Who Should Attend
Consulting Engineers (Civil and Structural) who must analyze and design equipment foundations and wish to acquire advanced knowledge and practical design skills.

Course Rating
4.4 out of 5

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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 3/5/2025


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

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