Foundation Design and Analysis

This is the instructor’s resource site for ENCE 4610, Foundation Design and Analysis, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Syllabus (Current students: use syllabus on UTC Learn, for reference outside of UTC)

Textbooks and other course references for Free Download

Subject Lecture Topic Principal Textbook Reference Spreadsheets/Software and Secondary Textbook
1 Course Overview Fellenius Ch.1 is an excellent review of what you’ve forgotten over the summer.
2 Shallow Foundations: Overview, Terzaghi’s Method of Bearing Capacity Estimation Verruijt Chs. 41-44 (print) or 40-43 (electronic) Bearing Capacity Class Example
3 Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations: Brich-Hansen’s Method, Eccentric Loading of Foundations, Effect of Water Table
4 Bearing Capacity: Other Topics
5 Shallow Foundations: Total and Differential Settlement, Schmertmann’s Method NAVFAC DM 7.01 Chapter 5 Schmertmann Settlement Spreadsheet
6 Combined Footings and Mat Foundations NAVFAC DM 7.02 Chatper 4
7 Lateral Earth Pressure Theory Review NAVFAC DM 7.02 Chapter 3 Coulomb Earth Pressure Coefficients
8 Concrete Gravity Retaining Walls
9 Mechanically Stabilised Earth (MSE) Walls Spreadsheet for MSE Wall Class Example


10 Sheet Piling: Overview, Cantilever Walls NAVFAC DM 7.02 Chapter 3 SPW2006, a simple sheet piling software good for academic problems

Solution for class example for cantilever walls

Solution for class example for anchored walls

11 Sheet Piling: Anchored Walls NAVFAC DM 7.02 Chapter 3

Verruijt Chs. 36-38 (electronic) or 37-39 (print)

12 Braced Cuts and Tied Back Walls NAVFAC DM 7.02 Chapter 3
13 Overview of Driven Piles Fellenius Chapter 9
14 Axial Load Capacity of Deep Foundations: Driven Pile Static Analytic Methods Fellenius Chapter 7 Driven Pile Example for SPT and CPT Methods
15 Static Load Tests; Pile Settlement; Pile Groups Fellenius Chapter 8 ALP t-z Analysis Program
16 Pile Dynamics
Fellenius Chapter 9;
Introduction to Wave Mechanics in Piling
Dennis and Olson Method for Driven Piles online calculator with TAMAXIAL Load Test Simulator, TAMBENT pile group analyser and TAMWAVE wave equation program
17 Lateral Loading of Piles CLM Spreadsheet
CLM Report
18 Overview of Drilled Shafts and Auger Cast Piles FHWA-IF-99-025
19 Drilled Shafts and Auger Cast Piles: Axial Capacity FHWA-IF-99-025
20 Expansive and Collapsible Soils NAVFAC DM 7.01 Chapter 1, DM 7.02 Chapter 4
21 LRFD Methods
22 Structural Design of Shallow Foundations: Shear
23 Structural Design of Shallow Foundations: Flexure
24 Structural Design of Deep Foundations

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