Building Foundation Engineering

Numbering Code U-ENG24 34035 LJ74 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Mon.2
Instructor name MATSUSHIMA SHINICHI (Disaster Prevention Research Institute Professor)
Yuki Sakai (Disaster Prevention Research Institute Professor)
KOHEI FUJITA (Graduate School of Engineering Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course In order to support an architectural structure safely on the ground, it is necessary to evaluate the behavior of the foundation structure supporting that architectural structure and investigate its safety. The behavior of the foundation structure is influenced not only by the foundation structure itself, but also largely by the dynamic behavior of the ground. Therefore, this course will first describe the fundamental dynamic characteristics of soil and ground. Then, the behavioral characteristics, the mechanisms and methods of evaluation when a load is applied from the superstructure or the ground to a foundation structure that has been installed on the ground's surface or underground, will be explained.
Course Goals Learn basic knowledge of soil and ground, understand basic theory of the load applied to ground and foundation structure and its behavior due to the load, and acquire the basic ideas necessary for designing and considering the safety of building foundation structures.
Among the learning and education objectives listed by the department: B. Expertise and Basic Knowledge, B3. Ability to understand the structural aspects of architecture.
Schedule and Contents Outline of Architectural Foundation Structures, 1 time, This lecture will outline the overall position relating to soil engineering and foundation structures so that students are able to understand the position of content that they will learn in the course.
Mechanical Behavior of Soil (Basics), 2 times, The characteristics of the behavior of soil when force is applied, can be divided on the basis of whether the force is compressive or shear. These lectures will explain the fundamental characteristics of mechanical behavior of soil as an elastic body.
Mechanical Behavior of Soil (Clay Soil and Sand), 2 times,These lectures will explain about consolidation settlement of clay soil and liquefaction of sandy ground.
Shear Strength of Soil, 2 times, These lectures will explain the shear strength, and active and passive earth pressure of soil.
Earthquake Damage to Building Foundation Structures, 2 times, These lectures will explain the characteristics of building foundation structures when a load is applied, and outline the issues for building foundation structures by presenting examples of earthquake damage.
Behavior of Shallow Foundations, 1 time, This lecture will explain the vertical bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations.
Behavior of Pile Foundations, 2 times, These lectures will explain the vertical bearing capacity and horizontal resistance of piles.
Design Planning of Building Foundation Structures, 2 times, These lectures will cover evaluatiing the mechanical behavior of the ground from ground survey and explain the process of designing the foundation structure based on the evaluation results.
Student Assessment, 1 time, Assessment of the how much students have achieved the learning objectives.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Based on the final examination
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Recommended to prestudy the terminology and review calculation problems.
References, etc. Geotechnical Engineering, Fumio Kuwahara, (Morikita Publishing), ISBN:978-4627505117
Building Foundation Strucures, Koji Tominaga, (Ohmsha), ISBN:978-4274214486
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