Teaching Aids

Drilled Shaft Concepts and Construction (Pieresearch)

A practical overview of drilled shaft theory and installation techniques. This video may be a nice supplement to your undergraduate or graduate foundations coursework.

GIS Module for Undergraduate Geotechs (Ronaldo Luna)

As your semester approaches the "compaction lab" in the undergraduate courses, you may want to consider the following tool. Students are expected to have knowledge on soil index properties, cut/fill and compaction. You do not need to be a GIS user, just have the desire of your students being introduced to GIS.

Lab Testing Photo Album for Undergraduate Lectures (Susan Burns)

Complete Landfill Course Notes (David Elton and John Bowders)

A Brief Overview of Geosynthetics and Their Major Applications (Description) (Bob Koerner)

Intro to GSs.ppt (!! ~90 MB !!
To download, right click on link and choose:
"Save Target As..." in Explorer 
"Save Link As..." in Netscape
If you try to run directly from the link - it will be very slow.

A Second Free Geosynthetics CD labeled "GSI-CD2"
Available from the Geosynthetic Institute

We have distributed about 750-copies of a free CD on the topic of "A brief Overview of Geosynthetic and Their Major Applications". It has been well received, but many responded that they wanted more in the way of details. Thus we offer a second CD on Selected Geosynthetic Presentations which includes the following files.

· Introductory Comments - 3 screens
· Geosynthetic Reinforced Segmental Retaining Walls (SRWs) - 104 screens
· Lateral and Vertical Expansions Over Old Landfills - 98 screens
· Geomembranes Used in Dam Waterproofing and Lifetime Prediction - 69 screens

As with the first CD, the above is free and each screen has a short voice-over which can be used, or not, depending with your familiarity with the topic. The screens are not encrypted so you can make copies, but in so doing please give GSI the appropriate acknowledgement. Everything is generic and each of the presentations have been given "live" on numerous occasions. The audiences liked what we offered and we think you might as well. Also, please share the information with your colleagues. The idea is to "spread-the-word" as much as possible.

To receive your free copy of GSI-CD2 please e-mail your name and postal mailing address to Bob Koerner at the following address: robert.koerner@coe.drexel.edu.

Geotechnical Engineering Photo Album (Ross Boulanger and Mike Duncan)

Geoengineering Photo Gallery (Dimitris P. Zeccos)

An Introduction to Drilling and Sampling in Engineering Practice (Jason DeJong and Ross Boulanger)

Instructional centrifuge (University of Colorado at Boulder):

Dewoolkar, M.M., Goddery, T., and Znidarcic, D. (2003), "Centrifuge modeling for undergraduate geotechnical engineering instruction", Geotechnical Testing Journal, 26 (2), p. 201-209.

The paper also describes two modules (slope stability and retaining walls), each involving a centrifuge experiment and its analysis that makes a laboratory session. Some demonstration experiments are also discussed. The authors will be glad to receive any critique, comments and suggestions. If you are interested in the shop drawings or have comments, please send an email to either Mandar Dewoolkar (mandar@emba.uvm.edu) or Dobroslav Znidarcic (dobroslav.znidarcic@colorado.edu).

Alaska Earthquake Photos

Earrth Science World Image Bank

Ground Modification Photos (Hayward Baker)

Comments on seepage programs for undergraduate courses (Compiled by Isao Ishibashi)



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