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    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  Dec 16, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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AE 5234 - Foundation Design

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course presents the design of foundation systems. Topics include design of shallow foundations for axial, flexural, and shear forces; design of anchorage in concrete; design of retaining walls for lateral and gravity forces; design of slabs on grade and pavement; design of piers and piles; and design of pile caps with the strut and tie method. (prereq: AE 3231  or equivalent)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Design a spread footing subjected to axial load and moment 
  • Design a base plate subjected to axial load and moment 
  • Explain the design of deep foundations for axial and lateral loads

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Reinforced concrete design

Course Topics
  • Live Load reduction
  • Shallow foundation design
  • Base plate design
  • Anchorage to concrete
  • Basement wall design
  • Slab on ground design
  • Deep foundation design
  • Strut-and-tie method

Richard A. DeVries

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