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Foundation Design in Permafrost

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Jun 24, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-0604-ONL24

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Overview

Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 1 day on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

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

  • Understand the impact of freeze-thaw on foundation performance in a cold climate
  • Predict the influence of permafrost degradation on the response of shallow and deep foundation systems
  • Identify the proper foundation type for frozen soils
  • Design shallow and deep foundations on frozen soils

Description
Permafrost, or perennially frozen ground, is the ground that remains in frozen condition for two or more consecutive years, and permafrost regions extend over 24% of the terrestrial surface of the Northern Hemisphere. Both shallow and deep foundations have long been used in cold regions to support structures and infrastructure situated on frozen grounds.

This course presents various design techniques that can be used for the design of shallow and pile foundations in permafrost regions. The long-term stability of these foundations is mainly governed by the settlement behaviour of frozen soils, which is impacted by temperature change and global warming. Therefore, both bearing capacity and creep settlement analyses of shallow and pile foundations will be discussed for both ice-poor and ice-rich conditions.

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

Course Outline

  • Permafrost depth and distribution
  • Engineering characteristics of frozen ground
  • Fundamental concepts required for foundation design in permafrost
  • Site investigation for foundation projects in frozen soils, subsurface exploration, soil data, climate data
  • Common foundation types used in permafrost, shallow foundations used in frozen soils
  • Bearing capacity analysis for shallow foundations
  • Creep settlement of foundations in frozen soils
  • Deep foundations used in permafrost
  • Bearing capacity analysis for pile foundations
  • Creep settlement of pile foundations in frozen soils
  • Impact of climate change on foundation behaviour in warming permafrost

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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Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time


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Syllabus

Lecture 1: Permafrost depth and distribution, Engineering characteristics of frozen ground, Fundamental concepts required for foundation design in permafrost

Lecture 2: Site investigation for foundation projects in frozen soils, subsurface exploration, soil data, climate data

Lecture 3: Common foundation types used in permafrost, shallow foundations used in frozen soils, Bearing capacity analysis for shallow foundations, Creep settlement of foundations in frozen soils

Lecture 4: Deep foundations used in permafrost, Bearing capacity analysis for pile foundations, Creep settlement of pile foundations in frozen soils, the impact of climate change on foundation behaviour in warming permafrost

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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Fee & Credits

$695 + taxes

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