NIT Hamirpur Syllabus Foundation Engineering




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1. Stability Analysis: Stability of finite and infinite slopes, types of failures, different factors of safety,

determination  of  factor  of  safety  by method  of  slices,  swedish  circle,  friction  circle, Bishop’s  

method,    Morgenstern Price    method,    Taylor’s   stability    number,      location    of    critical circle,

stability analysis of earth dam slopes for different conditions.  Design of filters and rock toe  

2. Earth Pressure:   Different   types   of    earth   pressures,   states   of   plastic    equilibrium   Rankine’s

theory   and   Coulomb’s   theory,   influence   of   water   table,   surcharge,   wall   friction   and

deformation    on    the    earth    pressure,    application    of    Rankine’s    and    Coulomb’s    theory    to

cohesionless    and    cohesive   soils,    Cullman’s    graphical    method,   stability    considerations    for

retaining walls, effect or earthquakes.  Design of retaining walls.

3. Sheet pile wall: Different types of sheet pile walls:?free and fixed earth support, Design principles of

anchored bulk heads, arching in tunnels, open cut strutting and sheeting.

4. Foundations: Different types of loads on foundations, types of shallow and deep foundations,

footing, rafts, piles, wells, selection   of   foundation   type, dewatering   of   foundations, type   of

explorations, methods of boring, soil samples and samples.

5. Shallow foundations:   Bearing   capacity,   terzaghi’s theory of, effect of foundation  size, shape,

ground water   table,   determination   of   bearing   capacity   from   building   codes,   plate   load   

test, penetration test, static and dynamic cone tests, Housel’s approach, bearing capacity of sands

and   clays,   settlements  analysis of   foundation.    permissible  settlements,  design  principles  of  

depth  of  foundation for different type of footing, principles of floating rafts, foundations on non?

uniform soils.  

6. Deep foundation: Types of piles based on function, materials and methods of construction, friction

and end bearing piles, static formulae?Engineering News and Hiley’s formula, Group action  in  piles,  

block  failures,  settlement  of  pile  groups  in  sands  and  clays  pile  load  test, negative skin friction

and under reamed piles.

7. Well foundation: Elements, forces acting on well, lateral stability analysis, problems in sinking of

wells and remedial measures.

Text Books:  

1. N.N. Som and S.C. Das, Theory and practice of foundation on design, Prentice?Hall, New Delhi

2. P. Purushothama Raj, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Pearson Education, Delhi   

3. Venkatramaiah,C., Geotechnical engineering, New Age International Publishers New Delhi  

4. Brahma, S.P., Foundation engineering, Tata Mcgraw?Hill,   Delhi

Reference Books:  

1. Das, Braja M., Principles of foundation engineering, Thomson, Australia

2. Brown, Robert. Wade, Practical foundation engineering handbook, McGraw?Hill, New York.

3. Ramiah, B.K. Hand book of soil mechanics and foundation engineering, Oxford and IBH

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