by Sam Helwany, PhD, PE Professor of Civil Engineering
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The purpose of this 8-week online course is to provide civil engineering graduate students and practitioners with simple basic knowledge on how to apply the finite element method to soil mechanics problems. This course differs from traditional soil mechanics courses in that it provides a simple and more flexible alternative using the finite element method to solve traditional soil mechanics problems that have closed-form solutions. The course also shows how to apply the finite element method to solve more complex geotechnical engineering problems of practical nature that do not have closed-form solutions.
Example: Geosynthetic-reinforced soil (GRS) bridge abutment subjected to static loading