Integration of major research instrumentation in geotechnical engineering education at remote campuses

Usama El Shamy, Tarek Abdoun, Flora McMartin, Miguel Pando

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we share with the geotechnical engineering community the results of a study aimed at developing, implementing, and assessing an educational module that integrates remote major research instrumentation into geotechnical engineering courses. The students' activities within the module are centered on designing and building a model of a shallow foundation on a sand deposit utilizing a centrifuge facility and using this model for (1) visual observation of the response of soil-foundation systems, (2) learning the use of instrumentation, (3) interpreting acquired data, and (4) comparing experimental results to theoretical predictions. Testing a soil-foundation system helped the students identify the lab experiments needed to design the system. A survey was used to gauge the students' learning outcomes as a result of introducing the module. The module proved that remote sites can be made conveniently accessible to students and faculty, thereby enhancing the learning experience of students that otherwise do not have access to these types of facilities.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationGeo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers
    Subtitle of host publicationGeo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2014 Congress
    PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    Pages3930-3938
    Number of pages9
    Edition234 GSP
    ISBN (Print)9780784413272
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
    Event2014 Congress on Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geo-Congress 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
    Duration: Feb 23 2014Feb 26 2014

    Other

    Other2014 Congress on Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geo-Congress 2014
    CountryUnited States
    CityAtlanta, GA
    Period2/23/142/26/14

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    Geotechnical engineering
    geotechnical engineering
    Engineering education
    instrumentation
    student
    education
    Students
    learning
    Soils
    Centrifuges
    centrifuge
    Gages
    gauge
    Sand
    Deposits
    soil
    sand
    Testing
    prediction
    experiment

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Building and Construction
    • Architecture

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    El Shamy, U., Abdoun, T., McMartin, F., & Pando, M. (2014). Integration of major research instrumentation in geotechnical engineering education at remote campuses. In Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2014 Congress (234 GSP ed., pp. 3930-3938). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413272.381

    Integration of major research instrumentation in geotechnical engineering education at remote campuses. / El Shamy, Usama; Abdoun, Tarek; McMartin, Flora; Pando, Miguel.

    Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2014 Congress. 234 GSP. ed. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2014. p. 3930-3938.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    El Shamy, U, Abdoun, T, McMartin, F & Pando, M 2014, Integration of major research instrumentation in geotechnical engineering education at remote campuses. in Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2014 Congress. 234 GSP edn, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), pp. 3930-3938, 2014 Congress on Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geo-Congress 2014, Atlanta, GA, United States, 2/23/14. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413272.381
    El Shamy U, Abdoun T, McMartin F, Pando M. Integration of major research instrumentation in geotechnical engineering education at remote campuses. In Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2014 Congress. 234 GSP ed. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 2014. p. 3930-3938 https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413272.381
    El Shamy, Usama ; Abdoun, Tarek ; McMartin, Flora ; Pando, Miguel. / Integration of major research instrumentation in geotechnical engineering education at remote campuses. Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2014 Congress. 234 GSP. ed. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2014. pp. 3930-3938
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