Location

Chicago, Illinois

Date

01 May 2013, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Abstract

The ultimate goal of this article is to promote the collection of case studies suitable for geotechnical instruction by (a) proposing a way of supporting development of such cases through incentives and (b) providing an example of a suitable case study and the necessary accompanying material. The support structure proposed is the initiative of the Hellenic Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (HSSMGE) to establish a competition for case studies appropriate for geotechnical instruction and award a prize at its Geotechnical Conference. The paper includes the evaluation criteria and case study specifications of the competition, which highlight the characteristics of case study material suitable for use in instruction. As an example of such a case study, the paper presents a fictionalized narrative related to the design and construction of highway earthworks in Greece and discusses alternative ways in which the case material can be used in instruction.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

7th Conference of the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2013 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The Initiative of the Hellenic Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering to Support the Development of Case Studies Suitable for Instruction & a Slope Stability Example

Chicago, Illinois

The ultimate goal of this article is to promote the collection of case studies suitable for geotechnical instruction by (a) proposing a way of supporting development of such cases through incentives and (b) providing an example of a suitable case study and the necessary accompanying material. The support structure proposed is the initiative of the Hellenic Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (HSSMGE) to establish a competition for case studies appropriate for geotechnical instruction and award a prize at its Geotechnical Conference. The paper includes the evaluation criteria and case study specifications of the competition, which highlight the characteristics of case study material suitable for use in instruction. As an example of such a case study, the paper presents a fictionalized narrative related to the design and construction of highway earthworks in Greece and discusses alternative ways in which the case material can be used in instruction.