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E-mail: dragoslav.rakic@rgf.bg.ac.rs

Foundation Engineering

Course Description

Study program: Geotechnics (VII semester -OAS)

Name of subject: Foundation Engineering

Instructors: Dr Dragoslav Rakić, Irena Basarić

Status: Compulsory


Prerequisites: Soil Mechanics

Course Objectives: Acquiring knowledge about the types of foundations and the method of their construction. Introduction to the analysis of soil-structure interaction in terms of bearing capacity and settlements.

Learning Outcomes: Acquire the necessary geotechnical analyses for the foundation design.


Theory teaching
Introduction. Soil structure interaction. Foundation load. Bases for design and construction of foundations. Shallow foundation: foundation types, choice of foundation depth. Selection of foundation type and design basis (geotechnical investigation works, selection of shallow foundation type). Construction method of shallow foundations; Limit and allowable load of shallow foundations. Settlement of shallow foundations. Allowable settlements. Deep foundations: foundation type, choice of foundation depth. Piles: floating and end bearing piles. Performing procedures at deep foundations; Limit and allowable load of piles. Anchors: type of anchors, their application and construction methods. Diaphragms: application, construction method; Foundations on rocks.

Practical teaching
Independent calculation exercises which include solving of examples that follow lecture material

Suggested Reading List

  1. С. Стевановић, 1999. Фундирање грађевинских објеката, Изградња, Београд.
  2. М. Максимовић, 2008. Механика тла, АГМ књига, Београд. 517.
  3. С. Ћорић, 2008. Геостатички прорачуни, РГФ-Изградња, Београд., 460.
  4. Bowles, J., 1996. Foundation analysis and design, McGrow-Hill.
  5. Das, B.M.,1984. Principles of foundation engineering, Brooks/Cole Engineering Division, Monterey

Fund Hours:

Lectures Exercises Other forms of teaching Study research
3 2 0 0

Conduct of the Course: Classical lectures, audio-visual presentation, consultations, exercises, visit of the construction site where the foundation of the structure is being performed (shallow, deep).

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Written Exam 30
Oral Exam 35
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Class Participation 10
Practical Classes 10

Additional Assessment Criteria -