Numerical modeling of geotechnical systems. Numerical methods in geotechnics. Finite element method, formulations of boundary value problems, principles of coupled hydromechanical analysis. Structure and use of finite element software.
Specific Course Objectives :
Distinguish between carious numerical methods used to model geotechnical engineering systems.
Use the terminology of numerical modeling in geotechnics in technical communication.
Select the type of numerical method, discretization, boundary conditions, constitutive model, and material properties for a given problem.
Interpret numerical model solutions accurately.
Critically assess publications from the literature on numerical modeling for design of geotechnical systems.