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DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

MODULE OUTLINE
Module Name
Module Code
Year/Level
Credit Points
Pre-requisites

Foundation Engineering I
CE 4811
Version No.
2015 1
4
Semester
1
3
CE 3810 Geotechnical Engineering I or equivalent.
CE 3820 Geotechnical Engineering II or equivalent.
Co-requisites
None
Methods of Delivery
Lectures (Face-to-face)
2 Hours/Week
Laboratory work/design
2 hours fortnight
Course Web Site
http://courseweb.sliit.lk
Date of Original Approval
Date of Next Review

April 2013
July 2016

MODULE DESCRIPTION

Introduction
Learning
Outcomes

Foundation Engineering I introduces site investigation, design and construction of


deep foundation such as pile foundations and related techniques.
At the end of the module student will be able to:
LO1. Planning and execution of site investigation for engineering projects, and
interpretation of site investigation result..
LO2. Selection of foundations, and understand the different construction techniques
used in the construction of deep foundations and their relative merits.
LO3. Design of deep foundation according to the Euro Code requirements.
LO4. Planning and execution of construction and testing processes of pile
foundations.

Assessment
Criteria

Assessment activities:
Assignments will carry 40% of the total marks. Number of assignments will
be decided by the lecturer.
Final examination is for 60% marks
Assignments
40%
LO1- LO4

Module

Final Examination
TOTAL

60%
100%

LO1 - LO4

To pass this module students are required to achieve a pass mark for both the

Requirement

Learning
Resources

Continuous Assessments component and the End of the Semester Examination


component and achieve an overall mark that would qualify for a C grade or
above.
Recommended Texts

Thilakasiri, H. S., Design and Construction of pile foundations, Sarasavi


Publishers, 2009
Bowles J E. 1996. Foundation Analysis and Design. McGraw Hill.
Lee I.K, White W., and Ingles O., Geotechnical Engineering, Pitman, 1983.
Poulos, H. G., & Davis, E. H., Pile Foundation Aanalysis and Design,
Wiley, NY

MODULE ADMINISTRATION PROCEDURE


Contact Information
Lecturer-inProf. H. S. Thilakasiri
charge
Telephone
0773095975
Location
Room 500 FoE building
Consultation
Time

E-mail

Saman.t@sliit.lk

CONTENTS OF THE MODULE

Site investigation principles, planning, field and laboratory studies, preparation of technical
reports.
Pile foundation, types of piles and their structural characteristics, installation of piles and their
relative merits.
Evaluation of the ultimate carrying capacities of piles and settlement of piles; pullout
resistance of piles, laterally loaded piles.
Design of deep foundations according to Euro Code requirements.
Pile integrity tests, pile load tests, and preparation of test reports.
Pile driving formulae, negative skin friction.

Generic Information
Any type of plagiarism is not allowed.
Plagiarism: Academic honesty is crucial to a students credibility and self-esteem, and
ultimately reflects the values and morals of the Institute as whole. A student may work
together with one or a group of students discussing assignment content, identifying relevant
references, and debating issues relevant to the subject. Plagiarism occurs when the work of
another person, or persons, is used and presented as ones own.
End of Module Outline