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Earthquake Resistant Design of Foundations

The course covers various types of foundations, required soil investigations, soil parameters, and codes of practice. Design considerations for seismic resistant design of foundations. The course will focus on techniques of design of foundations so that it does not fail during earthquakes. This will cover both shallow and deep foundations. Major focus will be on the design of deep foundations for lateral loads.INTENDED AUDIENCE : BE/ B Tech (Civil Engineering) as an elective in the final year. ME/MTech either in Geotechnical Eng. of in Structural EngineeringPREREQUISITES : Soil Mechanics and Foundation EngineeringINDUSTRIES SUPPORT : NPCIL, BHEL, THDC, NTPC, NHPC, ONGC, RDSO, RVNL, CPWD, NBCC, L&T, KELLER, Fugro, Maccaferri, GENSTRU, STRATA etc. (probably)

Course Authors

Prof. B. K. MaheshwariIIT RoorkeeDr. B.K. Maheshwari is currently a Professor at Dept. of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India. He secured Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from Univ. of Jodhpur, Masters Degree in Earthquake Engineering from Univ. of Roorkee and Ph.D. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering from Saitama University Japan. Dr. Maheshwari worked for about two years in industry in Tokyo, Japan and then joined Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as a post-doctoral fellow. Since Dec. 2004, Dr. Maheshwari is a faculty at Dept. of Earthquake Eng., IIT Roorkee. Prof. Maheshwari has about 25 years of research experience and working in the areas of Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction, Liquefaction, Dynamic Soil Properties, Constitutive Modeling, Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis, Slope Stability, Landslides and Disaster Mitigation & Management. He has published about 140 research articles in journals and conferences of international repute. Under Dr. Maheshwaris guidance, six Ph.D. theses are awarded and another four are in progress. Prof. Maheshwari worked on 6 sponsored research projects. Dr. Maheshwari served as an Associate Editor of International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE during 2015-18. He also served as an Editor of ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology during 2013-17. Dr. Maheshwari is an editorial board member of Indian Geotechnical Journal. Dr. Maheshwari is a member of ASCE, EERI, ISSMGE, IACMAG, a life fellow of ISET, IGS and Institute of Engineers (India). Professor Maheshwari served as a Head of Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management, IIT Roorkee during February 2015 to February 2018. He was the Organizing Secretary for prestigious 16th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering held during December 20-22, 2018 at IIT Roorkee.

  • Course Level: Undergraduate/Postgraduate
  • Subject: Civil Engineering
  • Fees: TBA
  • Language: English
  • Certificate: Available
  • Duration: 8 weeks
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