Advance slope, seepage and foundation analysis

2018 upcoming course.

The Advance slope, seepage and foundation analysis course focuses on a range of analytical techniques incorporated in modern commercial software packages used for geotechnical stability analysis of slopes and walls, as well as seepage and consolidation analysis. The emphasis is on methods other than the finite element method (covered in detail in the Theoretical Soil Mechanics course) including an overview of elasticity, upper and lower bound plasticity methods, limit equilibrium methods with a strong focus on slope stability, as well as finite difference solutions for seepage and consolidation analysis.

The course comprises part of the taught component of a postgraduate subject, Analytical Soil Mechanics SGS 787, taught as part of the Honours Degree course in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Pretoria. Postgraduate students registered for the Honours Degree in Geotechnical Engineering are required to attend this course and in addition, successfully complete a series of assignments and pass the examination for Analytical Soil Mechanics SGS 787. There is no formal evaluation of other course attendees.

Find out more about this course here.


Date: 25 January 2018 to 26 January 2018
Venue: Pretoria
Cost: R5,000

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Company name: Enterprises University of Pretoria
Telephone number: 012 434 2500
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