Jun 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CVE 5321 - Design of Foundations

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: CAE 3511, CAE 3521, CVE 3301) (quarter system prereq: AE 3211, AE 3231, CV 3500)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast the common types of foundations and select an appropriate solution for a given situation
  • Design shallow foundations for axial load and moment
  • Design deep foundations for axial and lateral loads

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Soil mechanics review
  • Foundation selection
  • Shallow foundation design
  • Deep foundation design

Dr. John Zachar

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