Geotechnical Failure Lessons
Location: Distance Learning Course
|2022 - 2023 On-line Individual||$ 80.00|
|2022 - 2023 DVD Individual||$ 100.00|
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Course Objectives for Learning from Geotechnical Failures:
1. learn situations which can lead to geotechnical failures
2. understand the importance of clear technical writing / communication
3. understand the importance of water in geotechnical engineering failures
What you can do when you finish the course:
1. appreciate the need for clear communication
2. understand that effective stress governs soil behavior
3. beware of situations that may lead to geotechnical failures
Importance of soils/geotechnical considerations:
• Soils are part of almost every civil engineering project.
|Course Fee (Basic)||2022 - 2023 On-line Individual||$ 80.00|
|Course Fee (Alternate)||2022 - 2023 DVD Individual||$ 100.00|
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Dr. David J. Elton, P.E., is a professor of civil engineering at Auburn University who has been specializing in geotechnical engineering for more than 25 years. His extension activities include the many videos sold by Auburn University Engineering Continuing Education on this website, and the hundreds of live short courses he continues to teach on soils, erosion control, drainage, foundations, soils for roads, lime stabilization, slope stability, and mechanically stabilized backfill walls. His specialty areas include: foundations, geosynthetics, liquefaction, soil mechanics, soils magic and pavement evaluation. Dr. Elton has been honored with national and international awards for his research, teaching and service, including the Fred Burggraf Award from the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Elton has served as president of the North American Geosynthetics Society, and has organized the national professor training course for Geosynthetics for five years which is taught at Auburn University. He has also served as editor of the International Geosynthetics Society Newsletter for five years. He holds two U.S. patents and is a registered professional Engineer.