1.364 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

Fall 2003

The collapse of a braced excavation in Singapore, April 2004.
The collapse of a braced excavation in Singapore, April 2004. (Image courtesy of Andrew Whittle.)

Course Highlights

This class features assignments and the final exam from the class in the exams section.

Course Description

1.364 examines site characterization and geotechnical aspects of the design and construction of foundation systems. Topics include: site investigation (with emphasis on in situ testing), shallow (footings and raftings) and deep (piles and caissons) foundations, excavation support systems, groundwater control, slope stability, soil improvement (compaction, soil reinforcement, etc.), and construction monitoring. This course is a core requirement for the Geotechnical Master of Engineering program at MIT.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Andrew Whittle

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Level

Graduate