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Unit of study_

CIVL6450: Analysis and Design of Pile Foundations

Objectives: To develop an understanding of the modern principles of design of pile foundations and the application of those principles to practice. Outcomes: Students should gain an advanced understanding of the types of pile foundations used in practice, and the procedures for analysis of pile foundations under various types of loading, and gain experience in carrying out pile design for real geotechnical profiles. Syllabus summary: Types of piles and their uses, effects of pile installation, axial capacity of piles and pile groups, settlement of pile foundations, ultimate lateral capacity, lateral deformations, analysis of pile groups subjected to general loading conditions, piled raft foundations, piles subjected to ground movements, pile load testing, code provisions for pile design.

Code CIVL6450
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites: ? None
Corequisites: ? None
Prohibitions: ? CIVL5450

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. write reports for design assignments and present them in a professional manner
  • LO2. understand how to design piles and pile groups to current professional standards, and report the work accordingly
  • LO3. apply theories learnt in class to design problems involving piles
  • LO4. use the Internet to seek information, use commercial pile design software and use Word and Excel in producing reports.

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