Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
SEEM 536 Foundation Engineering
Department: MSc Structural Engineering
Module Description: This module aims to extend students' knowledge of the physical properties, flow-through properties, and failure mechanisms of granular materials in a geotechnical engineering context. The focus is on applying advanced understanding of mechanics to geotechnical problem solving with an emphasis on fluid-soil interaction. The approach links soil mechanics theory (e.g. seepage, consolidation and settlement) to practical applications (e.g. deformation of foundations) via physical models and case studies. The geo-engineering software Plaxis will be used to provide the students with a hands-on experience in the design of complex foundation systems.
- Das, B. M. (2022). Principles of geotechnical engineering. 10th edn. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
- Coduto, D. P., Kitch, W. A. and Yeung, M.-chu R. (2016). Foundation design : principles and practices. 3rd edn. Boston: Pearson.
- Day, R. (2012). Geotechnical engineers portable handbook. 2nd edn. Blacklick: McGraw-Hill Publishing.
- Murthy, V. N. (2014). Geotechnical engineering : principles and practices of soil mechanics and foundation engineering. New York, USA: CRC Press.