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Geotechnical Engineering Workshop - Fundamentals and Applications

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Aug 25 - 26, 2022 /
Course Code: 13-0807-ONL22

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor

Overview

Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of soil mechanics, and identify issues and challenges
  • Determine appropriate subsurface exploration and laboratory characterization
  • Evaluate construction practices
  • Understand slope stability, pavement sub-grades, and the use of retaining walls
  • Apply your understanding of soil behaviour on your projects where earthworks and foundations are involved

Description:

Engineers responsible for construction work need an understanding of different soils and how they behave. The depth of understanding need not equal that of a geotechnical engineer who must use rigorous mathematics, extensive experience, theory and research in design. However, to be effective the non-geotechnical engineer does need a working understanding of basic concepts to gain confidence in dealing with a variety of subsoil related problems that they may encounter on engineering projects.

This course is designed for participants to gain a better understanding of soil behaviour and learn from an expert in geotechnical engineering about subsoil problems and their solutions.

Course Outline:

  • Basic soil mechanics concepts
  • Water in soils: permeability and seepage
  • Stress in soil and soil settlement
  • Shear strength of soils
  • Subsurface investigations
  • Foundations
  • Stability of earth slopes

Who Should Attend:

Civil and Structural Engineers • Designers • Construction Engineers • Construction Managers and personnel • Project Engineers and Managers • Technologists and Technicians • Engineering Managers • General Contractors

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time


Please note: You can check other time zones here.

Syllabus

Day I: Soils Mechanics: Fundamentals

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Basic Soil Mechanics Concepts

  • Nature of soil, grain size distributions
  • Soil composition
  • Soil classification
  • Stresses in soils
  • Total and effective stresses
  • Load distribution

Water in Soils: Permeability and Seepage

  • Groundwater flow in soils
  • Estimating the rate of flow
  • Effective drainage and the use of filters
  • Flow control

Stress in Soil and Soil Settlement:

  • Stress in soil: effective stress, consequences of change in effective stress
  • Consolidation: time dependency, Oedometer tests, settlement calculations, effects of over consolidation

Shear Strength of soils

  • Measurement of soil strength
  • Drained and undrained deformation
  • Strength anisotropy
  • Mohr-coulomb failure criteria, ‘Clays’ vs ‘Sands’

Day II: Geotechnical Engineering: Applications

Subsurface Investigations

  • Scope of work
  • Available information and objectives
  • Planning and methods of investigations: SPT, CPT and VST
  • Understanding and interpreting geotechnical reports

Foundations

  • Limit states
  • Shallow foundations: bearing capacity, settlement and design considerations, introduction to deep foundations

Stability of Earth Slopes

  • Slope failure types and causes
  • Determination of slope safety
  • Limit equilibrium analysis methods and computer software
  • Groundwater effects
  • Slope stabilization techniques

Questions and Answers, and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

Instructor

Mohammad Rayhani, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Mohammad T. Rayhani, PhD., P. Eng., is an associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Director of Geoengineering Research Group at Carleton University. He has over 20 years of industrial and research experience in the field of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, and has been involved in many engineering projects around the world in foundation design, landfill barrier systems, retaining walls, embankment dams and slope stability. His research mainly focuses on advanced foundation systems, soil and foundation improvement solutions for seismic resistant design, foundation design in permafrost, and geotechnical aspects of landfill design. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and he is the author of over 50 publications in different areas of geo-engineering. Dr. Rayhani is a member of CGS, OGG, ASCE, ISMFE, and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.



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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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