AF2609 Foundation Engineering 7.5 credits

Grundläggningsteknik och geokonstruktioner

After this course, the student will be able to:

• Understand foundation design in relation to ground movement

• Design deep foundations, piled foundations, sheet piling constructions, retaining wall constructions and soil improvements

• Evaluate the soil-structure interactions

• Calculate stresses and strain in soil and structures

• Evaluate deformations in the soil due to excavation and foundation works

Please note that all lectures will be held in English.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

•                     Foundation design in relation to ground movement

•                     Foundation construction

•                     Deep foundations

•                     Piled foundations

•                     Sheet piling

•                     Soil dynamics

•                     Retaining walls

•                     Soil reinforcement

•                    Foundations on rock

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of this course is to give advanced knowledge on analysis and design of foundation constructions. After this course, the student will be able to:

•                     Explain how ground movement affects foundation design and soil-structure interaction.

•                     Design various types of piles with regard to stability.

•                     Describe different types of soil reinforcement.

•                     Design sheet pile walls considering geotechnical and structural failure.

•                     Design slab foundations with regard to with regard to dynamic aspects.

•                     Describe design aspects of foundations on rock.

Please note that all lectures will be held in English

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

For students not registered on a KTH program:

Basic knowledge in structural mechanics, structural engineering and a fundamental course in soil mechanics or foundation engineering, in total equivalent to at least 2 x 7,5 ECTS points.

For program students:

AF1601 Geoteknik med grundläggning,

AF1005 Byggkonstruktionslära, grundkurs

or equivalent courses

Recommended prerequisites

AF1601 Geoteknik med grundläggning

AF1005 Byggkonstruktionslära, grundkurs

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Lecture notes and handouts

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examin, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Ten1-examination, 4,5 hp

Övn1-execises, 3,0 hp

Other requirements for final grade *

Ten1-examination, 4,5 hp

Övn1-execises, 3,0 hp

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Stefan Larsson

Further information

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Course web AF2609

Offered by

ABE/Soil- and Rock Mechanics

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Carl Wersäll, (carl.wersall@byv.kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.