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Undergraduate Course: Foundation Engineering 4 (CIVE10004)

Course Outline
School School of Engineering College College of Science and Engineering
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits 10
Home subject area Civil Other subject area None
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description In this course, students develop an understanding of the application of the principles of soil mechanics to geotechnical practice. The application of the principles are made in both the design and construction areas. Topics used to illustrate these aspects include site investigation techniques and new foundation design and construction.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Geotechnical Engineering 3 (CIVE09016)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites None
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
King's BuildingsLecture1-11 11:10 - 13:00
King's BuildingsTutorial1-11 16:10 - 17:00
First Class Week 1, Friday, 11:10 - 13:00, Zone: King's Buildings. Drawing Office, Sanderson Building
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes Stationery Requirements Comments
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Foundation Engineering 41:3012 sides / 2 x graph
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- design shallow foundations;
- design deep foundations;
- plan and undertake a site investigation for both conventional sites and contaminated land sites.
Assessment Information
The assessment will be made on the basis of:
Degree examination 100%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Lectures: Titles & Contents - Total = 18 L

Interpreting Existing Site Investigation (S.I.) Data - 2L
Various stages of a S.I.
Sources of information
Interpret BH logs in relation to possible existing site conditions
Role of risk management in existing SI data

BH Drilling + In-situ Testing - 3L
S.I. drilling techniques
SPT tests
BH errors $ e.g dry boring, SPT errors.
Sample disturbance in drilling
Reliability & risk management

Interpretation of Laboratory Tests - 4L
Reasons for choice of tests
Different shear strength tests $ QUD & CUD
Errors in QUD & CUD triaxial tests & avoidance
Consequences of sample disturbance in drilling
Analysis of S.I. data including comparative error analysis
Concept of soil stiffness

Piling Systems - 2L
Different piling systems and types & their significance, including settlement characteristics
Piling defects $ causes and avoidance
Reliability & risk management
Sustainable solutions

Design of Deep Foundations $ Piles - 4L
Load carrying capacity of parallel piles and under-reamed piles
Reliability & risk management
Sustainable solutions

Pile Defects + Integrity Testing - 2L
Types of pile defects related to pile system
Types of integrity test
Ability to analyse pile integrity test data
Reliability & risk management
Sustainable solutions - re-use of existing foundations

Revision - 1L
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list M. J. Tomlinson &, R. Boorman, Foundation Design and Construction, Longman Group United Kingdom; 7th edition (March, 2001)
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywords Not entered
Contacts
Course organiser Prof Mike Forde
Tel: (0131 6)50 5720
Email: m.forde@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Mrs Kim Orsi
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
Email: Kim.Orsi@ed.ac.uk
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