Bearing Capacity of Soils
This online engineering PDH course presents the guidelines for calculation of the bearing capacity of soil under shallow and deep foundations supporting various types of structures such as buildings and houses, towers and storage tanks, fills, embankments and dams. These guidelines may be helpful in determining soils that will lead to bearing capacity failure or excessive settlements for given foundations and loads.
Bearing capacity is the ability of soil to safely carry the pressure placed on the soil from any engineered structure without undergoing a shear failure with accompanying large settlements. Applying a bearing pressure which is safe with respect to failure does not ensure that settlement of the foundation will be within acceptable limits. Therefore, settlement analysis should generally be performed since most structures are sensitive to excessive settlement.
This 10 PDH online course is applicable to civil, structural and geotechnical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel who are involved with foundation investigation and design.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding the failure modes and other factors that influence the bearing capacity
- Knowing the non-load related design considerations due to environmental and geotechnical conditions
- Familiarizing with the laboratory and in situ methods of determining soil parameters required for analysis of bearing capacity
- Analyzing the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the US Corps of Engineers Publication EM 1110-1-1905, "Bearing Capacity of Soils".
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