The license for the program GGU-Footing will be temporary (3-months) for students.
The recent standards, e.g. the European Code EC 7-1 and DIN 1054, demand the following verification procedures for shallow foundations (strip, rectangular, circular and annular footings):
- loss of overall stability,
- sliding resistance
- bearing capacity,
- punching analysis.
The computer program presented in this course offers the necessary possibilities to perform these verifications in a very clear way. Nevertheless, fundamental theoretical knowledge and knowledge of the current standards are necessary.
The course provides both: the theoretical derivation of equations and verification procedures and the handling of the computer program GGU-Footing for securely performed verifications.
The purpose of the course is to introduce the students to the theoretical background of necessary verifications for shallow foundations – strip, rectangular, circular and annular – according to recent standards, Eurocode EC 7 and DIN 1054, and to the application of the knowledge gained in this course to perform the verifications with the computer program GGU-Footing.
When having completed the course, the participants will have gained significant knowledge in soil mechanics and computational methods for ensuring the safety of shallow foundations chosen in order to safely transfer the buildings’ loads into the ground.
The course will provide significant feedback
- on the theoretical level: the methods to perform the safety verification will be derived, requirements and assumptions will be explained
- on the design level: with the detailed knowledge of valuable features and skills of the computer program GGU-Footing together with the theoretical background, strategies to design safe foundations will be provided
Examples for computer aided computations will be presented. Furthermore, with the use of GGU-Footing, a software package specialized on the analysis of shallow footings, the students will learn how to carry out the verification procedures corresponding to the European Code EC 7-1.