Foundation Engineering (2180609)  

3 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem

1. Geotechniques & Applied Geology (GTAG)
2. Strength of Materials and Soil Mechanics
Foundation Engineering is very fundamental subject consisting of selection of proper type of foundation as per sub-soil profile and type of structure. Any civil engineering structure needs strong and stable foundation which depends on proper understanding of soil behaviour, determination and interpretation of soil parameters, determination of stresses in soil. The design of any foundation system is based on understanding of soil parameters and its implication based on through interaction with type of structure. The course on Foundation Engineering provides the students basic knowledge on foundation selection, foundation forces, foundation design and its stability under seismic forces. Various types of foundation and their analytical solution helps the student to design suitable foundation with respect to soil and site condition.
Course Outcome
After learning the course the students should be able to:
(a)Select appropriate soil investigation/testing technique/method and get true sub soil parameters used for selection of type of foundation as per codal guidelines.
(b)Select and design appropriate/suitable foundation system (shallow/Deep) for different structures, that satisfy the allowable bearing capacity and settlement requirements based on soil properties,
(c)Design deep foundation satisfying bearing capacity and settlement requirements,
(d)Design and analysis of retaining walls and sheet piles under static loads,
(e)Understand the engineering behaviour of expansive soils and selection of suitable foundation type for such soils.
(f)Selection of alternate materials like geosynthetics and its application in foundation problems.
At least 15 problems based on above topic.
1) Plate load test (PLT)
2) Standard Penetration test (SPT)
3) Static and Dynamic Cone Penetration test (SCPT-DCPT)
4) Triaxial Shear Test (CD condition)
5) Consolidation test (on soft marine clays)
6) Swell Pressure test
7) CBR test

Active Learning
Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.