Splash at Northwestern: Winter Splash February 26th, 2023



An introductory course to the fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering, intended for high school students of all ages and of widespread mathematic and scientific backgrounds; focuses on Civil Engineering applications of the Geotechnical field.



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An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
NUSplash 2010
Class Summary
Reference Text:
Holtz, Robert D., and William D. Kovacs. An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1981. Print.
Class goals:
1. Students will form a general understanding of selected topics in geotechnical engineering.
2. The class is intended to be very informal,
* Student interaction is emphasized
* Questions are strongly encouraged!
* Hands-on activity/demo and Audio/visual movie clips will be incorporated
* Class notes will be made available electronically
(making this more of a discussion class, than a frenzied note-taking class)
Main Topics:
1. Soil Classification
2. Consolidation
3. Fluid Flow and the Quicksand Effect
4. Compaction


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