Introducing advanced topics in geotechnical engineering teaching - tunnel modelling

Shiau, Jim and Sams, Mathew and Lamb, Brian (2016) Introducing advanced topics in geotechnical engineering teaching - tunnel modelling. International Journal of GEOMATE, 10 (19). 1698-1705 . ISSN 2186-2982


This paper demonstrates a strategy to integrate research into teaching at a postgraduate level. It involves the use of simple small-scale physical models of a tunnel heading, the introduction of particle image velocimetry, an advanced computing technique used to further visualize the movement of soil, and a numerical model of a tunnel heading. Based on staff experience and student feedback, it is concluded that this is an effective and satisfying way to engage students with the subject matter. It is also hoped that discussing and displaying some of these advanced topics will encourage further student interest in geotechnical engineering research.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 01:29
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2019 05:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: tunnel; heading; modelling; particle image velocimetry; education
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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