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Pak, Ronald Y S Professor

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  • CVEN 3708 - Geotechnical Engineering 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Covers basic engineering characteristics of geological materials; soil and rock classifications; site investigation; physical, mechanical, and hydraulic properties of geologic materials; the effective stress principle; soil and rock improvement; seepage analysis; stress distribution; and consolidation and settlement analyses. Selected experimental and computational laboratories.
  • CVEN 3718 - Geotechnical Engineering 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Covers stress analysis and plastic equilibrium, sheer strength of soil, bearing capacity, lateral earth pressures, slope stability and underground construction. Analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls and other earth and rock structures. Selected experimental and computational laboratories.
  • CVEN 5131 - Continuum Mechanics and Elasticity
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Provides foundation for advanced study of structural, mechanical and geo-material behavior and continuum theories in mechanics. Topics: Cartesian tensors, formulation of continuum mechanics for small and large deformation, constitutive laws for elastic solids, energy principles, methods of potentials, formulations and solutions of 2D and 3D elastostatic and elastodynamic problems, analytical and numerical formulations. Recommended prerequisite: CVEN 4161.
  • CVEN 5798 - Dynamics of Soils and Foundations
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Covers fundamental characterization of soils, foundations and structures under general dynamic and earthquake loads. Principles of vibrations and wave propagation for 1D, 2D, 3D. In-situ and laboratory determination of dynamic soil properties; methods for site response analysis, foundation vibrations, dynamic soil-structure interaction and liquefaction problems. Recommended prerequisite: CVEN 3718.

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