This course provides technical criteria and guidance for design of rock foundations for civil works. This course is based on the Army's "Engineering and Design of Rock Foundations". This course will cover chapters 1 through 4 which provide the basis of an introduction to rock foundation design. Students will be asked to complete a 20 question quiz at the end of this course.
The course will cover topics ranging from initial design considerations, site investigations, and rock characteristics for foundation design. Chapter four will cover various types of rock material properties including shear strength, deformation, and settlement.