Erosion and Scour in Riverine, Lacustrine, and Coastal Environments  - December 13, 2015  and  Shear Strength of Soils for Design  -  December 14-15, 2015  -  The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center -  Blacksburg, Virginia
Erosion and Scour in Riverine, Lacustrine, and Coastal Environments  - December 13, 2015  and  Shear Strength of Soils for Design  -  December 14-15, 2015  -  The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center -  Blacksburg, Virginia

Erosion and Scour in Riverine, Lacustrine, and Coastal Environments - December 13, 2015
Shear Strength of Soils for Design - December 14-15, 2015

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia


Course Descriptions

Erosion and Scour in Riverine, Lacustrine and Coastal Environments
Postponed - Check back for new dates.

Course presentations will review the concepts of erosion and sediment transport in subaqueous environments with an emphasis on scour processes. Participants will learn about a variety of state-of-the-art field measuring techniques to collect sediment samples, assess flow conditions and monitor erosion and scour. Several commonly used scour prediction equations will be presented and discussed with regard to their performance with regard to specific site conditions. The course will conclude with an overview on the role of ocean as well as boat wake waves on erosion processes.

Who should attend?
Engineering staff from project level engineers through senior level managers who wish to refresh and/or expand their knowledge of erosion processes in the coastal zone, rivers and lakes, and widen their expertise in scour around structures.

What you will receive:

  • Presentation materials
  • A flash drive with all lectures and reference material
  • An opportunity to interact with the instructors regarding your particular questions on erosion and scour in subaqueous environments
  • .7 CEUs (7 contact hours)

Shear Strength of Soils for Design
December 14-15, 2015

Correctly assessing the shear strength of soils is often a critical component of geotechnical engineering design. This course examines fundamental concepts of shear strength and the engineering behind the specification and interpretation of field and laboratory tests to obtain reliable shear strengths for practical design. Shear strength assessment using laboratory tests, field tests, correlations, and analytical techniques will be discussed. Along with addressing general soil types, like clays and sands; the special categories of compacted clay, low-plasticity silts, and organic clays and peats will be covered.

Who Should Attend
Geotechnical engineers and civil engineers responsible for specifying and interpreting tests for evaluation of shear strengths for design of foundations, slopes and walls. A basic familiarity with strength of soils is assumed.

What you will receive:

  • Presentation materials
  • A flash drive with all lectures and reference material
  • An opportunity to interact with the instructors regarding your particular questions on shear strength of soil and its use in practice
  • 1.0 CEUs (10 contact hours)

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