Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering I
Principles of measuring methods and instrumentation systems in civil engineering are discussed, including static and dynamic characteristics of signals, common sensors in civil engineering, sampling theory, digital devices and data acquisition system. Recent advances in laboratory testing of soils like the stress path controlled triaxial test, resonant column test and wave-based testing techniques are also discussed in the course. The aim of the course is to provide the students a fundamental understanding of the design of a measuring system and an advanced knowledge of nowadays civil engineering testing techniques.