Deep Foundations Settlement Analysis (Single & Group Piles) (0.2 CEUs / 2 PDHs) (2 hr Webinar)


This Webinar is scheduled for January 20, 2016 @ 12pm MST (2pm EST) for 2 hours.

Note: If you register and are unable to attend, access to a recording of the session will be provided. There is a no cancellation policy.
Settlement analysis is one of the important requirements when it comes to design of both of shallow and deep foundations of structures, tanks, bridges..etc. This course is focusing on discussing the importance of the settlement analysis and also presents selected practical methods that can be used in performing settlement analysis (i.e., elastic settlement & consolidation settlement). The course will focus on settlement analysis methods used for deep foundations (i.e., single & group piles).
The objective of this course is to provide the participants with an opportunity to gain comprehensive understanding of the practical deep foundations settlement analysis methods and how to apply them in day-to-day engineering
practice easily.  

Target Audience

This course is intended for practicing civil engineers at different stages in their careers, civil engineering students and graduates, and engineering technologist who are interested in understanding the concept of deep foundation settlement analysis and the practical foundation settlement analysis methods that can be applied in calculating settlements of real foundation engineering problems scenarios. Some familiarization with soil mechanics is desirable but the knowledge is not required at a specialist level. 

After you attend this course/workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of foundations design,
  • Recognize the importance of settlement & analysis and consideration in the design process,
  • Use practical methods of foundation settlement analysis (immediate/elastic and long-term/consolidation settlement),
  • Perform foundation settlement analysis, and
  • Work on provided (solved) examples.  


Fathi M. O. Mohamed

  • B.Sc., M.A.Sc., PhD., P.Eng., M.ASCE (Civil/Geotechnical Engineering)
  • Instructor at the GIC.
  • Over 7 years’ experience in Civil/Geotechnical engineering (research, university teaching & practice).
  • I have worked as a geotechnical engineer with OPUS SW Ltd. in Edmonton, Alberta (2013-2015). While working at OPUS, I completed writing more than 35 geotechnical site investigation reports for residential, commercial & industrial projects…etc.
  • I have worked as a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario (2009-2013) (70 students/class in average).
  • I have worked as a lecturer with the University of Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi in Libya (2007-2008) (25 students/class in average).
  • Conducted lots of theoretical and laboratory/field experimental research work mainly on bearing capacity and settlement behavior of foundations using PLTs, SPTs & CPTs & GeoStudio-2007. Up to date, I have published three journal papers in peer-reviewed international journals and nine conference papers in national and international conferences.

Program Outline

Deep Foundations Settlement Analysis (Single & Group Piles)
  • Introduction
  • Types of Deep Foundations
  • Design Criteria
  • Importance of Settlement Analysis of Deep foundations
  • Components of Settlements
  • Methods for Calculating Stresses in Soils
  • Worked Example
  • Methods for Computing Settlements of a Single Pile
    • Vesic (1970 & 1977) Method
  • Methods for Computing Settlement of Group Piles (uniformly loaded)
    • Vesic (1970 & 1977) Method
    • Meyerhof (1976) Method
  • Settlement of Group Piles in Clayey Soils
    • e-log p method by Making Use of Oedometer Test Data
  • Worked Examples
  • Settlement Limits for Deep Foundations


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Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

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Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher

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