Swansea University

Engineering Of Foundation

EG 326

Iowa State Course Substitution

Foundation Engineering

C E 460

Course Info

International Credits: 10.0
Converted Credits: 3.0
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Course Description:
This module focuses on basic principles and methodologies for analysis and design of engineering foundations. Mechanical concepts underlying the bearing capacity and serviceability are established from the continuum mechanics principles, and applied to the design of engineering foundations. Both shallow and deep foundations are considered, subject to different soil characteristics, loading conditions and construction techniques. Basic techniques of design for realistic foundations will be established by employing the Eurocode. This module particularly builds on the work of Level 2 module EG-223 (Soil Mechanics) and EG-321 (Geomechanics). Therefore it may not be suitable for visiting and exchange students, unless student has prior knowledge of geomechanics equivalent to modules EG-223 and EG-321. Failure to sit an examination or submit work by the specified date will result in a mark of 0% being recorded.


Evaluation Date:
March 12, 2020
Vernon Schaefer