Teaching Soil Mechanics Laboratories with Computer Assistance

by William Whitaker, (M.ASCE), Murray State Univ, Murray, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering

Abstract: This paper discusses the methods involved in teaching the laboratory section of an undergraduate course in soil mechanics using computer assistance. The lab covered one semester with students completing 10-12 very typical soils experiments. The students had not been exposed to any soils testing before.

Subject Headings: Soil mechanics | Computer aided operations | Students | Teaching methods | Undergraduate study | Soil tests

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