Deep Foundations

Course Number: G-10001
Credit: 10 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Vincent D. Reynolds, P.E., M.B.A.
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Overview

In Deep Foundations, you'll learn ...

  • Types and characteristics and general design methodology for deep foundations
  • Structural design of driven piles and drilled shafts
  • Vertical load and lateral load analysis methods
  • Methods for estimating the performance of driven pile groups for given soil conditions

Overview

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Credit: 10 PDH

Length: 219 pages

Deep foundations in the form of drilled shafts and driven piles are used to sustain the axial and lateral force from structures such as roadway embankments, bridge footings, and building foundations. Deep foundations are literally braced (supported) column elements transmitting structure loads down to the subgrade supporting medium. The design of deep foundations is usually determined by limits specified for lateral or vertical displacement of the pile and placement tolerances.

This course presents data, principles, and methods for use in the planning, design, and quality verification of deep foundations. It discusses drilled shafts and driven piles, along with construction materials, methods, and (QAQC) procedures. Several example problems are introduced to help illustrate the design requirements and the various equations and solutions presented in the course. The course also explains how to determine design stresses and vertical soil stress, and how to solve for lateral and vertical loads related to deep foundations.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • General design methodology for deep foundations
  • The various classifications of deep foundations
  • Selection of deep foundations
  • Site and soil investigations
  • The tolerances for deep foundation placement
  • Structural design of driven piles and drilled shafts
  • The amount of loads supported by various deep foundations
  • How to determine the eccentricity of drilled shafts
  • The ideal conditions to use driven piles
  • How to determine the allowable pile capacity
  • How to determine the Rankine earth pressure coefficient
  • The causes of lateral loads on drilled shafts and driven piles
  • Nonlinear Pile and p-y Model for Soil
  • Factors influencing pile group behavior
  • Designing pile groups for vertical and lateral loads
  • How to determine the group settlement factor
  • The spacing requirements for driven piles
  • Design verification of driven piles and drilled shafts

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 50 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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