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1 San Francisco State University Civil Engineering Course Outline for Engr 431 Foundation Engineering Bulletin Description: ENGR 431 Foundation Engineering (3 units) Prerequisite: Engr 430. Settlement of structures on deep and shallow foundations. Evaluation of undrained and drained soil strength. Analysis and design of gravity, cantilever and anchored walls. Ultimate capacity of deep and shallow foundations. Textbook: Coduto, Donald, Foundation Engineering, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, Coordinator: Timothy B. D Orazio, Professor of Civil Engineering Prerequisites by Topic: 1. Mechanics of materials. 2. Soil mechanics. Course Objectives 1 : 1. To learn how to analyze the settlement of structures on shallow and deep foundations. [A.1, A.2, A.5, B.1] 2. To learn how to evaluate drained and undrained soil strength from test results. [A.1, A.2, A.5, B.1] 3. To learn how to design gravity, cantilever, and anchored walls. [A.1, A.2, A.5, B.1] 4. To learn how to determine ultimate capacity and design shallow and deep foundations. [A.1, A.2, A.5, B.1] 5. To learn how to prepare a professional consulting type report [A.5, C.3] 1 numbers in brackets refer to outcomes of the School of Engineering. Topics: 1. Determining active earth pressure for frictionless walls. 2. Determining passive earth pressure for frictionless walls. 3. Determining active earth pressure for walls with face friction. 4. Determining passive earth pressure for walls with face friction. 5. Designing gravity retaining walls. 6. Designing cantilever retaining walls.

2 7. Designing braced excavations. 8. Designing anchored sheet pile walls. 9. Analyzing the bearing capacity of shallow foundations (mat and spread footings). 10. Evaluating stresses on shallow foundations. 11. Designing shallow foundations. 12. Determining the capacity of deep foundations (piers and piles). 13. Evaluating the settlement of deep foundations. 14. Designing deep foundations. 15. Selecting an appropriate foundation scheme for particular soil (environmental) conditions. 16. Evaluating undrained slope stability. 17. Evaluating drained slope stability. 18. Understanding the importance of geotechnical engineering in society and the engineering community. * numbers in brackets refer to goals and objectives of the School of Engineering. Evaluation: (percentage based on individual instructor) 1. Exams 2. Quizes 3. Homeworks 4. Design projects 5. Class participation 6. Final exam Performance Criteria*: Course objective 1 Students will demonstrate an ability to: 1. Determine active earth pressure for both frictional and frictionless walls. [1,2,3,4,5,6] 2. Determine passive earth pressure for both frictional and frictionless walls. [1,2,3,4,5,6] 3. Design retaining walls under a variety of conditions. [4] Course objective 2 Students will demonstrate an ability to: 1. Analyze the bearing capacity of shallow foundations (mat and spread footings). [1,2,3,4,5,6] 2. Evaluate stresses on shallow foundations. [1,2,3,4,5,6] 3. Design shallow foundations. [4] 4. Determine the capacity of deep foundations (piers and piles). [1,2,3,4,5,6] 5. Evaluate the settlement of deep foundations. [1,2,3,4,5,6] 6. Design deep foundations. [4] 7. Select and design an appropriate foundation scheme for particular soil (environmental) conditions. [4, 6] Course objective 3

3 1. Evaluate undrained slope stability. [1,2,3,4,5,6] 2. Evaluate drained slope stability. [1,2,3,4,5,6] 3. Design an embankment or slope. [4]. Course objective 4 1. The role of geotechnical engineers on a construction project and how they interact with owners, architects, structural engineers, contractors and others. [5] 2. Contemporary issues in geotechnical engineering. [5] 3. The professional and ethical responsibilities of a geotechnical engineer. [5] 4. The need for working with other disciplines in solving geotechnical engineering problems. [5] 5. The need for continued learning in geotechnical engineering after graduation. [5] * Numbers in brackets refer to evaluation methods used to assess student performance.

4 Fall 1998 Instructor: Timothy D Orazio, Ph.D. Office: SCI 168B Phone: (415) Scheduled Coverage: Week Topics 1 Determining active and passive earth pressure for frictionless walls. 2 Determining active and passive earth pressure for walls with face friction. 3 Designing gravity retaining walls. 4 Designing cantilever retaining walls. 5 Designing braced excavations. 6 Designing anchored sheet pile walls. 7 Understanding the importance of geotechnical engineering in society and the engineering community. Understanding the importance of engineering registration. Understanding the importance of preparing for the EIT. 8 Analyzing the bearing capacity of shallow foundations (mat and spread footings). 9 Evaluating stresses on shallow foundations. Designing shallow foundations. 10 Understanding the importance of integrity and reliability in engineering. 11 Understanding the need for multidisciplinary approaches to solving engineering problems. Determining the capacity of deep foundations (piers and piles). Evaluating the settlement of deep foundations. 12 Designing deep foundations. Selecting an appropriate foundation scheme for particular soil (environmental) conditions. 13 Evaluating undrained slope stability. 14 Evaluating drained slope stability. 15 Designing embankments. Notes on Evaluation: 1. All exams and quizes are closed-book, closed-notes. There will be no make up exam and no incomplete grade without a verified medical excuse. 2. Homework will be assigned weekly and solutions to each assignment will be made available. Notes on Prerequisites: Engineering students must submit a copy of a course approval form showing the appropriate advisor approval.

5 Relationship to Other Courses: This course is an engineering elective in civil engineering. For the focus areas of structural, transportation and environmental engineering, it is an optional course. It is a required course for the geotechnical engineering focus area.

6 San Francisco State University Engr 431 Evaluation survey Strongly agree Strongly disagree I learned how to determine active earth pressure for [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] frictionless walls. 2. I learned how to determine passive earth pressure [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] for frictionless walls. 3. I learned how to determine active earth pressure [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] for walls with face friction. 4. I learned how to determine passive earth [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] pressure for walls with face friction. 5. I learned how to design gravity retaining walls. [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] 6. I learned how to design cantilever retaining walls. [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] 7. I learned how to design braced excavations. [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] 8. I learned how to design anchored sheet pile walls. [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] 9. I learned how to analyze the bearing capacity of [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] shallow foundations (mat and spread footings). 10. I learned how to evaluate stresses on shallow foundations. [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] 11. I learned how to design shallow foundations. [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] 12. I learned how to determine the capacity [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] of deep foundations (piers and piles). 13. I learned how to evaluate the settlement [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] of deep foundations. 14. I learned how to design deep foundations. [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]

7 15. I learned how to select an appropriate foundation [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] scheme for particular soil (environmental) conditions. 16. I learned how to evaluate undrained slope stability. [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] 17. I learned how to evaluate drained slope stability. [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] 18. I understand the importance of geotechnical [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] engineering in society and the engineering community.

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