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Foundation Engineering (CIVL451)

Geotechnical properties of soils. Exploration, sampling, and in-situ soil measurements. Bearing capacity of foundations. Foundation settlements, improving site soils for foundation use. Factors to consider in foundation design. Spread footing design: Structural design of spread footings. Rectangular, eccentrically loaded spread footings, wall footings, design of spread footings with overturning moment. Special foundations: Rectangular combined footings, trapezoid-shaped footings, strap footings, mat foundations. Design of reinforced concrete retaining walls. Piles, piers, sheet pile walls: Introduction to design.

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