Foundation Design

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Functions of Foundations Types of Foundation Site Investigation and Sub – Soil Exploration Causes of Foundation Failures and Remedial Measures

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Foundation DesignPresentation OutlineIntroductionFunctions of FoundationsTypes of FoundationSite Investigation and Sub Soil ExplorationCauses of Foundation Failures and Remedial MeasuresEssential Requirements of a Good FoundationFoundation Design (RCF)IntroductionBuildings consist of Sub and Super Structure elementsSub Structure or Foundation is the lower portion of thebuilding, usually located below ground level, and transmits theload of the superstructure to the sub soilThe soil which is located immediately below the base of thefoundation is called the Sub Soil or Foundation SoilSince it remains below ground level, the signs of failure offoundation are not noticeable till it has already affected thebuildingA foundation should be sufficiently strong to prevent excessivesettlement as well as unequal settlementUnequal Settlement - might be caused due to weak sub soil,shrinkable and expansive soil, frost action ground water movement,excessive vibration, consolidation settlement or slipping of strataFunctions of FoundationsFoundations serve the following purpose:1.2.3.4.Reduction of Load intensityEven Distribution of LoadProvision of Level SurfaceLateral StabilityAgainst Sliding, and overturning due to Wind and EQ5. Safety against underminingAgainst undermining or scouring due to burrowinganimals or flood6. Protection against soil movementsSpecial foundations to allow for sub soilmovementsTy

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