Geotechnical Engineering Series - Deep Foundations

Course Number: G-10003
Credit: 10 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Yun Zhou, P.E., Ph.D.
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Overview

In Geotechnical Engineering Series - Deep Foundations, you'll learn ...

  • The 24 steps in the design-construction process for both driven piles and cast-in-place piles
  • Rational analytic procedures to determine the geotechnical capacity of single piles and pile groups in cohesive and layered soils
  • Design of piles for downdraft and lateral loads
  • Installation and construction monitoring aspects of driven pile foundations
  • Procedures for estimation of drilled shaft capacity

Overview

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Credit: 10 PDH

Length: 172 pages

Foundations design and construction deal with both engineering and economics. The selection of the most cost-effective foundation requires cost and performance evaluations of both shallow and deep foundations. For situations where shallow foundations are inappropriate for support of structural elements, deep foundations are necessary to transfer structural loads through unsuitable subsurfaces down to suitable bearing strata.

This course, as a part of the Geotechnical Engineering Series, covers basic theories, engineering evaluations, design approaches, and practical CQC (construction quality control) procedures for the design and construction of deep foundations.

This course is applicable to geotechnical, civil, mining, structural, and environmental engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the planning, design, and construction of deep foundations.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • General approach to foundation design
  • Types of deep foundations including driven and CIP (cast-in-place) piles
  • Selection of Driven Pile or CIP Pile Based on Subsurface Conditions
  • Pile type selection based on subsurface and hydraulic conditions
  • Pile design concept and procedures
  • Driven Pile design-construction process
  • Alternative driven pile type evaluation
  • Computation of pile capacity
  • Assessments of pile side and tip resistances
  • Factors of safety for pile design
  • Cost evaluation of alternate pile types
  • Design of single pies
  • Ultimate geotechnical capacity of single piles in cohesive and in layered soils
  • Ultimate capacity of piles on rock and in intermediate geomaterials (IGMs)
  • Time effects on pile capacity
  • Design of pile groups
  • Design of piles for lateral loads
  • Computer design programs
  • Construction of pile foundations
  • Load tests and deformation-compatible side/tip resistances

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 58 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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