Lectures and laboratory studies covering more advanced aspects of the laboratory determination of soil properties and their application to design. Tests to determine permeability, consolidation, and shear strength. Review of advanced instrumentation and measurement techniques. Application of physical and numerical modeling in geotechnical engineering. Details are provided for conducting various physical element models and small-scale tests, as well as for interpreting the measured results. Numerical-analysis principles are outlined and actual numerical analysis software is used to model element-scale, small-scale, and full scale geotechnical problems where soil yielding, water flow, and dynamic response are important. The connection between physical and numerical modeling is explored, as well as the applicability of each in engineering practice.
Keywords: soil properties, instrumentation, liquefaction
- Teacher: Huriye Bilsel