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Analysis & Design of Shallow Foundations Time: 8:00am to 10:00am
This seminar/presentation will cover the salient features of the analysis and design of shallow foundations. All structures need to have suitable foundation in or to stand. The main functions of foundation in construction are to provide overall stability for the structure and serve the function of providing a level surface for the construction of substructure. Since all the loads of the structures are finally transmitted to the foundation; there design must be judiciously made. The various types of shallow foundation are isolated footing, combined footing, raft/mat foundation, cantilever footing, grillage foundation and spread footing. A shallow foundation is responsible to transfer a load of the superstructure to the soil at the base of the substructure. If the bearing capacity of the soil is good and the structural load will not cause any settlement of the underlying soil layer, then you should be selected the shallow foundation. A shallow foundation is mostly used for residential building construction purposes. The function of the shallow foundation is to provide adequate support to the building structure which they carry. Foundation should imply load bearing capacity, to safely resist the effects of the various combination of the permanent and transient load transmitted to the founding strata, without any settlement and deformation. Sample calculations will be presented of design of shallow foundation of various types of soil conditions. This presentation will also include practical aspects (thumb rule) of design of shallow foundation. Few illustrations of foundation failures will be done on account of poor design of shallow foundation. Apart from that, discussion will be made on Types of Shallow foundation and their suitability to various types of soil.
The main topics/highlights of this presentation are:
- Brief introduction of shallow foundations.
- Practical aspects (Thumb rule) of design of shallow foundation.
- Illustrations of foundation failures on account of poor design of shallow foundation.
- Types of Shallow foundation and their suitability to various types of soil
- Sample calculation of design of Shallow foundation.
- Comparison between shallow and Deep foundation
DATE: Saturday April 10, 2021 LIVE WEBINAR ONLY
2 CEU’s / PDH
Mr. Avinash Prasad is a Licensed Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor with more than 25 years of civil engineering and project management experience. As a registered professional engineer and land surveyor (NJ, NY, CT, MA, RI), he specializes in bridge asset management and structural evaluation of bridges, particularly suspension bridges. He is currently researching bridge asset management for his doctoral dissertation at New York University. He has received dual MS degrees in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management from NJIT and a BS degree in Civil Engineering from India. He has more than 1000 hours of continuing professional education as instructor/participating professional. He is a NJ state certified emergency medical technician (EMT), emergency medical responder (EMR), and firefighter (FF). He is also a certified CPR, AED administer. He is a fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and an active member of several professional organizations such as: AREMA, PMI, AISC, NYSAPLS, IPWE, IRT and IIBE. The ASCE, Railway Age and Railway Track & Structure conference proceedings has accepted many of his technical papers for presentation and/or publication.