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Soil Mechanics Series - Laboratory Testing

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6 hours
170 USD
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Course description

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In Soil Mechanics Series - Laboratory Testing, you'll learn ...

  • Types of soil index tests and how the information is used
  • Methods for performing consolidation, compaction and permeability testing and how to interpret the results
  • Considerations for developing and implementing a laboratory and in-situ testing program for evaluating soil shear strength
  • Tests that can be performed to evaluate the swell (expansion) and collapse potential of soils for foundation design
  • Common sense guidelines for laboratory testing of soils


Credit: 6 PDH

Length: 86 pages

Laboratory testing of soils is an essential part of geotechnical projects. A laboratory test program is required to assess, select, and test soil specimens collected during field investigation to provide soil index and performance properties for design and construction.

This course, as a part of the soil mechanics series, covers basics and standards in soil laboratory testing. This course is applicable to geotechnical, civil, mining, structural, and environmental engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the planning, design, and construction of building structures that utilize soils.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 40 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Principles and precautions in soil laboratory testing
  • Basics, standards and state-of-practices in soil laboratory testing
  • Fundamentals and set-ups for soil index and performance property tests


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