Foundation Design and Analysis

This is the instructor’s resource site for ENCE 4610, Foundation Design and Analysis, at the University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaUse subject to the terms and conditions of this site.

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

Textbooks and other course references for Free Download

Soil Mechanics Arnold Verruijt
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Soil Mechanics Foundations and Earth Structure NAVFAC DM 7.01 and 7.02
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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, Brinch-Hansen’s Method (Part I) of Bearing Capacity Estimation Verruijt Chs. 41-44 (print) or 40-43 (electronic) Bearing Capacity Spreadsheet
3 Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations: Brich-Hansen’s Method (Part II,) Eccentric Loading of Foundations, Effect of Water Table Bearing Capacity Example SL3
4 Bearing Capacity: Other Topics
5 Shallow Foundations: Total and Differential Settlement, Schmertmann’s Method NAVFAC DM 7.01 Chapter 5 NAVFAC Schmertmann Example
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 Complete documentation on SPW 2006 sheet piling software, including download link and worked examples of cantilever and 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 Another slide show overview of driven piles and drilled shafts
14 Axial Load Capacity of Deep Foundations: Driven Pile Static Analytic Methods Fellenius Chapter 7 Driven Pile Example
15 Static Load Tests; Pile Settlement; Pile Groups Fellenius Chapter 8 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
Fellenius Chapter 9;
Introduction to Wave Mechanics in Piling
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
17 Lateral Loading of Piles CLM Spreadsheet
CLM ReportCLM2.0 Class Example
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 Driven Pile LRFD Example
22 Structural Design of Shallow Foundations: Shear
23 Structural Design of Shallow Foundations: Flexure
24 Structural Design of Deep Foundations

Other Stuff


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