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Bearing Capacity Analysis - 3 PDH

This course will introduce you to methods for analysis of soils and rock to determine load bearing capacity. Stresses transmitted by a foundation to underlying soils must not cause bearing-capacity failure or excessive foundation settlement. The design bearing pressure equals the ultimate bearing capacity divided by a suitable factor of safety. The ultimate bearing capacity is the loading intensity that causes failure and lateral displacement of foundation materials and rapid settlement. The ultimate bearing capacity depends on the size and shape of the loaded area, the depth of the loaded area below the ground surface, groundwater conditions, the type and strength of foundation materials, and the manner in which the load is applied.

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Course Outline

1. Bearing capacity of soils

2. Shear strength parameters

3. Methods of analysis

4. Tension forces

5. Bearing capacity of rock

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • Learn about the shear strength parameters involved in bearing capacity analysis;

  • Learn the different bearing capacity analysis techniques to use for cohesive and cohesionless soils;

  • Learn how to address groundwater in analysis of soils for load bearing capacity;

  • Learn how to determine the ultimate bearing capacity of soils and rock for all combinations of simultaneous loads; and

  • Learn methods of analysis for deep foundations in stratified soils.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for civil engineers, structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, geologists and other design and construction professionals wanting an introduction to methods for analysis of soils and rock to determine load bearing capacity.

Benefit for Attendee

This course will give engineers and others an introduction to shear strength parameters, tension forces and methods of analysis to determine load bearing capacity of soils and rock.

Course Introduction

This is an introduction to analytical methods for analysis of soils and rock to determine load bearing capacity.

Course Summary

This course will give you an introduction to methods for analysis of soil and rock load bearing capacity..


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