Introduction to Foundation Engineering

Introduction to Foundation Engineering - Foundation...

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Foundation Engineering an introduction – by Carl C. Kim
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Definition SECTION TITLE “Foundation” per Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 10 th edition: 4: an underlying base or support. 5a: a body or ground upon which something is built up or overlaid
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Examples Footings Mat foundations Driven piles Drilled cast-in-place piles Soldier piles
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Footings
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Footings
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Footings
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Mat Foundations
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Mat Foundations
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Mat Foundations
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Mat Foundations
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Mat Foundations
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Pile Foundations
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Pile Foundations
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Driven Piles
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Drilled Piles
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Drilled Piles
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Soldier Piles
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Soldier Piles
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Sheet Piles
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Engineers’ role Enhance life safety and economic welfare of the community through: Mitigating future damage by building better structures Design structures to deliver prescribed performance Educate friends, clients, co-workers, neighbors
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Purpose of Class Learn from the past Failure and damage to structures Apply knowledge to design Life-safety criteria Performance-based design Understand role of building codes Prescribed performance
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