Geotechnical Engineering Fundamentals: Basic Soil Mechanics Concepts
Apr 24, 2019 /
Course Code: 0413-WEB19
After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
- Appreciate the importance of geology in soil mechanics.
- Determine index properties of soils.
- Characterize and classify different soils.
- Understand how water changes the states of soils.
Geotechnical engineering is a branch of civil engineering and deals with the mechanical behavior of soil and rock, and their interaction with structures. Most engineers with responsibility for design and construction of structure, energy and transportation systems need a working understanding of basic concepts of geotechnical engineering to gain confidence in dealing with a variety soil and foundation related problems that they encounter on engineering projects. This course is designed so that participants can better understand basic concepts of geotechnical mechanics (origin and formation of soil, soil types, index properties, classification).
- Origin and formation of soil: soil types
- Phase relationships in soil: index properties
- Soil description and classification
- Particle size distribution: Sieve analysis and Hydrometer tests
- Consistency of soil: clay minerals, Atterberg limits
- Stress in soil: total and effective stress
Who Should Attend
Those who deal with construction related geotechnical engineering issues or need to build background on geotechnical analyses and design including:
- Civil, environmental and transportation engineers/technicians
- Geologists, city and public works officials/planners
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Mohammad is an associate professor of Geotechnical Engineering and director of the Geo-engineering Research Group at Carleton University.
He has over a decade of experience in research, teaching and engineering consulting, and has collaborated extensively with industry leaders worldwide. He has received research grants from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Transport Canada, and other funding agencies. He has presented short courses, seminars, and guest lectures on various topics related to frontier research in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering in Canada, the USA, France, Germany, Italy, India, Iran, and other countries.
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 registered professional engineer in Ontario.
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Fee & Credits
- 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
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