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Implementation of the use of computing and software in undergraduate soil mechanics courses

Implementation of the use of computing and software in undergraduate soil mechanics courses
Implementation of the use of computing and software in undergraduate soil mechanics courses
To respond to the industry’s increasing demands, it is generally accepted that Civil Engineering graduates and postgraduates should have broad technical knowledge, together with significant soft skills. In two courses on Soil Mechanics as part of the degree in Civil Engineering of University of Aveiro, Portugal, students under-take projects using general computing and specific geotechnical software that both enhance their technical learning and develop soft skills. Critical thinking is required for the validation of “blackbox” numerical results by making comparisons with theoretical solutions, in reflection on the limitations of numerical tools, as well as for estimation of values for input parameters for analyses
9780415621274
193-200
CRC Press
Pinho-Lopes, M.
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McCabe, Bryan
Pantazidou, Marina
Phillips, Declan
Pinho-Lopes, M.
b7e5f7d6-90d8-48cc-b991-0495445fcea4
McCabe, Bryan
Pantazidou, Marina
Phillips, Declan

Pinho-Lopes, M. (2012) Implementation of the use of computing and software in undergraduate soil mechanics courses. McCabe, Bryan, Pantazidou, Marina and Phillips, Declan (eds.) In Shaking the Foundations of Geo-Engineering Education. CRC Press. pp. 193-200 .

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To respond to the industry’s increasing demands, it is generally accepted that Civil Engineering graduates and postgraduates should have broad technical knowledge, together with significant soft skills. In two courses on Soil Mechanics as part of the degree in Civil Engineering of University of Aveiro, Portugal, students under-take projects using general computing and specific geotechnical software that both enhance their technical learning and develop soft skills. Critical thinking is required for the validation of “blackbox” numerical results by making comparisons with theoretical solutions, in reflection on the limitations of numerical tools, as well as for estimation of values for input parameters for analyses

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Published date: 12 July 2012
Venue - Dates: Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education (International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Committee TC306 Geo-engineering Education), Ireland, 2012-07-12
Organisations: Infrastructure Group

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Local EPrints ID: 374961
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/374961
ISBN: 9780415621274
PURE UUID: 9b054507-0f62-4979-bfa2-6e2f9ca1aa89
ORCID for M. Pinho-Lopes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0808-6307

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Date deposited: 09 Mar 2015 09:36
Last modified: 07 Jun 2019 00:31

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