Shallow and Deep Foundations of Structures. In situ Soil tests and measurements. Soil pressures under foundations. Foundation Settlements. Limiting values of Structural deformation and Foundation movement. Bearing capacity of Shallow foundations. Bearing Capacity based on Building Codes, Eurocode 7. Safety Factors in Foundation Design. Spread footings, Geotechnical and structural design. Beam on Elastic Foundation and Mat foundations. Design of Retaining Walls. Design of pile foundations. Selection of foundation type and confrontation of Construction issues of Structures.
The part of the Course related to Laboratory experiments and tests is replaced by theoretical applications and exercises on Foundation Analysis and Design. A significant part of the exercises is using numerical methods, visualizing soil and foundation behavior, under several loading procedures.