I am beginning my preparations for teaching this class in the fall. I already had in progress a revamping of the course when the COVID-19 storm hit (not the only storm I had to deal with!) This revamping is very sweeping, so I’m presenting here the “old” slides which I used last year, and which reflect the structure of the course for many years. I also include links to other materials, some of which will remain with the course and some of which won’t.

- 1: Course Overview
- 2: Shallow Foundations: Overview, Vesic/AASHTO Method (Part I) of Bearing Capacity Estimation
- Verruijt Chs. 41-44 (print) or 40-43 (electronic)
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 8.1-8.3

- 3: Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations: Vesic/AASHTO Method (Part II,) Eccentric Loading of Foundations, Effect of Water Table
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 8.4
- Bearing Capacity Spreadsheet

- 4: Bearing Capacity: Other Topics
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 8.4
- Buoyancy and Stability: An Introduction–background for floating foundations

- 5: Shallow Foundations: Total and Differential Settlement, Schmertmann’s Method
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 8.5, 8.9
- NAVFAC DM 7.01 Chapter 5
- Another presentation of Schmertmann’s Method in Settlement Analysis; presentation is on pp. 3-6 through 3-10, worked example on 3-14

- 6: Combined Footings and Mat Foundations
- NAVFAC DM 7.02 Chapter 4

- 7: Lateral Earth Pressure Theory Review
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 10.1-10.3
- Verruijt Chapters 33-36 Print/32-35 Online
- NAVFAC DM 7.02 Chapter 3
- Coulomb Earth Pressure Coefficients (Spreadsheet)

- 8: Concrete Gravity Retaining Walls
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 10.5, 10.6
- Terzaghi “Low Walls” Method and Formulas

- 9: Mechanically Stabilised Earth (MSE) Walls
- FHWA-NHI-00-043. This is where most of the material in this section comes from. With worked examples.

- 10: Sheet Piling: Overview, Cantilever Walls
- 11: Sheet Piling: Anchored Walls
- NAVFAC DM 7.02 Chapter 3
- Verruijt Chs. 36-38 (electronic) or 37-39 (print)
- Fixed-end method for sheet pile walls, with documentation

- 12: Braced Cuts and Tied Back Walls
- NAVFAC DM 7.02 Chapter 3
- A Simple Example of Braced Cut Wall Analysis

- 13: Overview of Driven Piles
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 9.1-9.3
- Another slide show overview of driven piles and drilled shafts
- Pile Foundation Design: A Student Guide

- 14: Axial Load Capacity of Deep Foundations: Driven Pile Static Analytic Methods
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 9.4, 9.5
- Driven Pile Example

- 15: Static Load Tests; Pile Settlement; Pile Groups
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 9.6, 9.15
- ALP t-z Analysis Program (you may or may not want to use this, it’s embodied in the TAMWAVE routine now)

- 16: Pile Dynamics
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 9.9
- Introduction to Wave Mechanics in Piling
- Vulcan’s Blow Count Specifications, a quick guide from one hammer manufacturer’s viewpoint on pile/hammer refusal and the blow counts that defined refusal
- Simplified analysis of driven piles using the methods of Randolph, Dolwin and Beck (1994) and Kolk and van der Velde (1996) methods using the TAMWAVE routine, which includes generation of load-deflection curves, lateral load response using the CLM Method, and wave equation for drivability. Includes links to a tutorial describing the program.

- 17: Lateral Loading of Piles
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 9.7
- CLM Spreadsheet
- CLM Report
- CLM2.0 Class Example
- Don’t forget that the TAMWAVE program also does this computation for simple soil profile piles (which is all the CLM method is good for anyway)

- 18: Overview of Drilled Shafts and Auger Cast Piles
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 9.10, 9.12, 9.13
- FHWA-IF-99-025 (ASD Drilled Shaft Manual)
- FHWA-GEC-8 (LRFD Drilled Shaft Manual)

- 19: Drilled Shafts and Auger Cast Piles: Axial Capacity
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 9.11
- Drilled Shaft Examples Spreadsheet

- 20: Expansive and Collapsible Soils
- Soils and Foundations Reference Manual 5.7
- NAVFAC DM 7.01 Chapter 1, DM 7.02 Chapter 4
- Class Examples for Expansive Soils

- 21: LRFD Methods
- 22: Structural Design of Shallow Foundations: Shear
- 23: Structural Design of Shallow Foundations: Flexure
- 24: Structural Design of Deep Foundations
- Driven Pile Manual (source of steel pile structural method, Ch. 8)
- Picking Up Concrete Piles for Driving