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Information for lesson "Foundation Engineering NPTEL"
Description: Site investigations- spacing/depth of boreholes, disturbed/undisturbed soil sampling, geophysical exploration, electrical resistivity method, preparation of borhole logs and final report. Shallow foundations- theories of bearing capacity, standard penetration test, design of a footing in cohesionless/cohesive soil based on settlement and bearing capacity criteria, plate load test, combined footings, eccentrically loaded footings. Analysis and design of raft based on settlement and bearing capacity criteria. Retaining walls - various types, size proportioning and stability analysis. Pile foundations- driven piles in cohesive/cohesionless soil, bearing capacity/settlement aspects, analysis and design of pile groups, bored cast-in-situ piles, pile driving equipment. Ground improvement- sand drains and surcharging
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