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Foundation Design in Permafrost - Overview

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Sep 26, 2024 /
Course Code: 0906-WEB24

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Overview

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

  • Determine the bearing capacity of foundations in frozen ground
  • Estimate potential settlement of different foundation systems
  • Determine proper foundation system for projects in frozen soil

Description
Foundations of structures built in frozen ground pose unique challenges that are different from those in warmer climates. These challenges include permafrost thawing and frost heave. Thawing can produce large differential settlements, while frost heave can produce significant non-uniform uplift force to the foundation. This webinar presents various design techniques that can be used to design shallow and pile foundations. Bearing capacity and creep settlement analyses for ice-poor and ice-rich conditions will be discussed.

All key concepts will be explained, and emphasis will be placed on the practical application of the information provided.

Course Contents

  • Permafrost basic definitions
  • Strength and deformation characteristics of frozen ground
  • Common foundation types used in permafrost
  • Bearing capacity analysis for both shallow and deep foundations
  • Creep settlement of foundations in frozen soils

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, as well as Geologists, city and public works officials/planners

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time


Please note: You can check other time zones here.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

Browser:
IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Browser:
Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

iOS
OS: iOS 8 or newer

Android
OS: Android 4.0 or higher

Instructor

Mohammad Rayhani, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Dr. M.T. Rayhani is a Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and the director of Geo-engineering Research Group at Carleton University. He has over a decade of experience in research, teaching and engineering consulting, and has collaborated extensively with industry leaders worldwide. He has received research grants from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Transport Canada, and other funding agencies.

Dr. Rayhani has presented short courses, seminars, and guest lectures on various topics related to frontier research in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering in Canada, the USA, France, Germany, Italy, India, Iran, and other countries. 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 Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.




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$149 + taxes

  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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