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Geotechnical e-learning modules launched

The Competency in Geotechnical Analysis project (Cogan) has launched two e-learning modules to provide engineers with valuable skills in geotechnical numerical analysis.

The free of charge modules, covering “setting up a geotechnical numerical model” and “structural elements”, have been condensed within one three-hour course entitled Perform better geotechnical numerical analysis.

The course will involve the decision making-process when setting up a geotechnical numerical model as well as how to add structural elements in soil-structure interaction problems appropriately. It is described as the first software-neutral e-learning course in this field and is aimed at novice users of the software in both academia and industry.

All lectures include videos with 3D graphics and commentary by a tutor to illustrate some of the complex geometrical concepts that are explained during the course.

As reported by GE last year, the development of the e-learning modules was prompted by findings from the Cogan project survey into geotechnical engineers’ use of numerical analysis tools, which highlighted a need for improved competency among software users.

The Cogan project is funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme as well as partners that include International association for numerical modelling Nafems, Mott MacDonald, Skanska, TU Graz, Geofem, Terrasolum, Wesi Geotecnica and Enginsoft.

To access the course, please visit www.udemy.com/coganproject

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