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


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 | Engineering education | Undergraduate study | Education | Soil tests | Students | Teaching methods

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