CE3503 Foundation Engineering Study Materials
Anna University – CE3503 Foundation Engineering Regulation 2021 Syllabus , Notes , Important Questions, Question Paper with Answers Previous Year Question Paper.
UNIT I SITE INVESTIGATION AND SELECTION OF FOUNDATION CE3503 Foundation Engineering Question Paper
Scope and objectives – Methods of exploration – Auguring and boring – Wash boring and rotary
drilling – Depth and spacing of bore holes – Soil samples – Representative and undisturbed –
Sampling methods – Split spoon sampler, Thin wall sampler, Stationary piston sampler – Penetration
tests (SPT and SCPT) – Data interpretation – Strength parameters and Evaluation of Liquefaction
potential – Selection of foundation based on soil condition- Bore log report.
UNIT II BEARING CAPACITY OF SHALLOW FOUNDATION CE3503 Foundation Engineering Question Bank
Introduction – Location and depth of foundation – Codal provisions – Bearing capacity of shallow
foundation on homogeneous deposits – Terzaghi’s formula and BIS formula – Factors affecting
bearing capacity – Bearing capacity from in-situ tests (SPT, SCPT and plate load) – Allowable
bearing pressure – Seismic considerations in bearing capacity evaluation. Determination of
Settlement of foundations on granular and clay deposits – Total and differential settlement –
Allowable settlements – Codal provision – Methods of minimizing total and differential settlements.
UNIT III FOOTINGS AND RAFTS CE3503 Foundation Engineering Question Bank
Types of Isolated footing, Combined footing, Mat foundation – Contact pressure and settlement
distribution – Proportioning of foundations for conventional rigid behaviour – Minimum depth for rigid
behaviour – Applications – Floating foundation – Special foundations – Seismic force consideration
– Codal provision
UNIT IV PILE FOUNDATION CE3503 Foundation Engineering Important Questions
Types of piles and their functions – Factors influencing the selection of pile – Carrying capacity of
single pile in granular and cohesive soil – Static formula – Dynamic formulae (Engineering news and
Hileys) – Capacity from insitu tests (SPT, SCPT) – Negative skin friction – Uplift capacity- Group
capacity by different methods (Field’s rule, Converse – Labarra formula and block failure criterion) –
Settlement of pile groups – Interpretation of pile load test (routine test only), Under reamed piles –
Capacity under compression and uplift – Codal provision.
UNIT V RETAINING WALLS CE3503 Foundation Engineering Notes
Plastic equilibrium in soils – Active and passive states – Rankine’s theory – Cohesionless and
cohesive soil – Coulomb’s wedge theory – Condition for critical failure plane – Earth pressure on
retaining walls of simple configurations – Culmann Graphical method – Pressure on the wall due to
line load – Stability analysis of retaining walls – Codal provision.
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TEXTBOOKS: CE3503 Foundation Engineering Notes
1. Murthy, V.N.S., “Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering”, CBS Publishers and Distributers Ltd., New Delhi, 2015.
2. Gopal Ranjan and Rao A.S.R. “Basic and Applied soil mechanics”, New Age International (P)
Ltd, New Delhi,2006.
REFERENCES: CE3503 Foundation Engineering Syllabus
1. Das, B.M. “Principles of Foundation Engineering” (Eigth edition), Thompson Asia Pvt. Ltd.,
2. Kaniraj, S.R. “Design aids in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering”, Tata McGraw Hill
publishing company Ltd., New Delhi, 2017.
3. Varghese, P.C.,”Foundation Engineering”, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi,
4. Punmia, B.C., “Soil Mechanics and Foundations”, Laxmi Publications Pvt.Ltd., New Delhi,
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