"A fantastic knowledge 'top-up' of soil mechanics for practicing geotechnical engineers who either learnt the subject material a long time ago, or were unfortunate enough to not have learnt it in the first place"
Soil Modelling and Numerical Methods
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This course provides an introduction to the basic features of commonly used constitutive models capable of describing soil behaviour, and an understanding of the principles of numerical modelling. It introduces the advantages and limitations of different models of soil behaviour, and an understanding of how to select the appropriate soil parameters. Presentations and specially prepared notes and tutorial exercises are combined with the use of geotechnical finite element software to provide a thorough knowledge and understanding of soil modelling.
This course will:
On completion of the course, delegates will have developed the ability to:
The course offers an introduction to soil modelling and numerical methods in geotechnical engineering along with the use of the commercial finite element package Plaxis. The course is designed for complete beginners in Geotechnics along with practitioners with previous experience who wish to update their knowledge.
We offer a 30 percent discount on this course to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.
The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.
Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £275.00, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.
Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
It is anticipated that delegates who attend the course will have knowledge/experience equivalent to the content of the following Modules:
It is anticipated that delegates who attend the course will have a reasonable level of knowledge of the following topics:
Please contact the Professional Development Unit if you require further information.
This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8205) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. Delegates will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.