Teaching earth pressure theory using physical models: an example in civil engineering

Shiau, Jim S. and Hobson, Michael A. (2011) Teaching earth pressure theory using physical models: an example in civil engineering. In: 1st International Engineering and Technology Education Conference (IETEC 2011): Enhancing 21st Century Skills for Global Engineers and Technology Professionals, 16-19 Jan 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The transition from basic Engineering courses in the first year of Civil Engineering curriculum, into the analysis and design of Civil Engineering structures can be challenging for students. Indeed, most students find it difficult in learning some of the theoretical courses in later years of their engineering studies. In this paper, discussions will be directed to the role of physical models in assisting the teachings of advanced Civil Engineering courses. Examples of physical models will be shown by making use of those developed by the authors in the teaching of Geotechnical Engineering at University of Southern Queensland, Australia.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Shiau and Hobson 2011. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. Any other usage is prohi-bited without the express permission of the authors.
Depositing User: Dr Jim Shiau
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 07:19
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2014 06:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: civil engineering; geotechnical engineering; technical teaching; physical model
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091503 Engineering Practice
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20520

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