Pile foundations are the part of a structure used to carry and transfer the load of the structure to the bearing ground located at some depth below ground surface. The main components of the foundation are the pile cap and the piles. Piles are long and slender members which transfer the load to deeper soil or rock of high bearing capacity avoiding shallow soil of low bearing capacity. Depending upon type of soil, pile material and load transmitting characteristic piles are classified accordingly.
This course provides participants with specific technical guidance on aspects of designing, installing, and the construction of piled foundations.
The course addresses subsurface investigation, pile selection, economic analysis, static design analysis (single pile and pile group behavior under compression, tension and lateral loading, pile settlement, negative skin friction), dynamic driving formulas, wave equation analysis, dynamic testing), static methods of pile load testing. Application and interpretation of the wave equation and dynamic and static pile-load-testing methods are highlighted with an emphasis on the practical issues related to pile monitoring and acceptance on typical construction projects. Construction material includes pile capacity verification by formula; wave equation; dynamic test or static test; performance and interpretation of compression, tension, and lateral load test; load testing devices; the Osterberg Cell and Statnamic.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Implement a systematic plan for the design and construction of pile foundations
Select appropriate subsurface exploration procedures and laboratory tests to provide design soil parameters for pile foundation design
Choose the appropriate pile type in a given soil profile based on the advantages.
Artists / Speakers: Dr Gamal Abdelaziz P.Eng.
In-Class: CAD 1345,
Webinar: CAD 995.
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