Bearing Capacity and Settlement of Shallow Foundations
Oct 27, 2022 /
Course Code: 1005-WEB22
After participating in this course, you will be able to
- Determine the bearing capacity of different soils
- Understand the factors controlling bearing capacity and settlement
- Understand different factor of safeties in shallow foundation design
- Estimate the settlement of shallow foundation
The allowable bearing capacity in foundation design considers both failure and settlement of the foundation and provides the maximum pressure the soil can support before failure or excessive settlement. Professionals with responsibility for design and construction of both spread and mat foundation systems need a working understanding of basic concepts to gain confidence in dealing with shallow foundations design and construction.
This lecture presents basic concepts required for the design of shallow foundation systems and explains how to design and construct a safe and sustainable foundation system.
- Shallow foundations versus deep foundation (which one to choose)
- Ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundations
- Factor of safety for design (ASD versus LRFD method)
- Settlement analysis for shallow foundations
- Reporting of bearing capacity and settlement results
- Recommendations for mat foundations
Who Should Attend
Those who deal with construction related geotechnical engineering issues or need to build background on geotechnical analyses and design including:
- Civil, environmental and transportation engineers/technicians
- Geologists, city and public works officials/planners
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Mohammad T. Rayhani, PhD., P. Eng., is an associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Director of Geoengineering Research Group at Carleton University. He has over 20 years of industrial and research experience in the field of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, and has been involved in many engineering projects around the world in foundation design, landfill barrier systems, retaining walls, embankment dams and slope stability. His research mainly focuses on advanced foundation systems, soil and foundation improvement solutions for seismic resistant design, foundation design in permafrost, and geotechnical aspects of landfill design. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and he is the author of over 50 publications in different areas of geo-engineering. Dr. Rayhani is a member of CGS, OGG, ASCE, ISMFE, and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
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Fee & Credits
$149 + taxes
- 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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