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Integration of a Highway Fill Embankment Case Study in Engineering Design Courses for Instructional Improvement

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Understanding Student Development in Design

Tagged Division

Design in Engineering Education

Page Count

14

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https://peer.asee.org/30692

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63

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Jiliang Li P.E. Purdue University Northwest

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Dr. Jiliang Li, D.Eng, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, M.ASEE, is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University Northwest. Before coming back to teach at University, he had industrial experience in several States with projects consulting experience ranging from small residential, commercial and subdivision projects to larger scale State DOT and federal projects after additional courses and research study of geotechnical engineering at UAkron. Dr. Li has teaching and research interests ranging from engineering mechanics encompassing statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials and geotechnics (including geomechanics, rock mechanics, soil mechanics and engineering geology/hydrology), probability and statistics applications in civil engineering, and reliability based LRFD of geotechnical engineering, design of earth structures, soil and rock exploration, geotechnical and foundation engineering in particular.

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Nuri Zeytinoglu P.E. Purdue University Northwest

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Dr. Nuri Zeytinoglu has been a faculty member at Purdue University Northwest since 1987. He teaches thermodynamics, mechanics of materials and computer aided design in the department of mechanical and civil engineering. Currently he is the program coordinator at Westville campus

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Masoud Mojtahed Purdue University Northwest Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-1245-7484

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Dr. Mojtahed is a professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University Northwest. His areas of expertise are theoretical and experimental mechanics, fracture and failure analysis, finite element methods, and dynamic systems. Dr. Mojtahed served as the ABET evaluator for six years. He also served as a Summer Faculty Visitor and as a consultant at Argonne National Laboratory for five years. Dr. Mojtahed is the recipient of the Air Force Summer Research Award. He also served as the Coordinator of Technical Assistance Program and the coordinator of Mechanical Engineering Program at Purdue University Northwest (formerly Purdue University Calumet). Dr. Mojtahed has served as a reviewer for several technical journals and conferences, National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Air Force and Army/Navy Research Awards Panels.

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Matthew William Wooden Purdue University Northwest

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Matthew Wooden is an undergraduate student at Purdue University Northwest pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in applied mathematics. He has strong interests in geotechnical engineering, more specifically, soil mechanics and foundation engineering, as well as hydrology and hydraulics.

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Ikechukwu I Nnachi Purdue University Northwest

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University: Purdue Northwest University
Graduate: 2019

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the application of a case study of fundamentals of geotechnics to a highway embankment slope failure movement investigation to civil engineering curriculum development and education. The proposed case study is introduced into the first year elementary engineering design course. The proposed highway fill embankment slope case study project is planned to be further introduced for expanded discussions in the later semesters. Student exposure of case studies in the early part of the curriculum will benefit to other upper level engineering geology and soil mechanics courses. This project will also be helpful and connected to hydrologic engineering and transportation highway pavement engineering research work as well in the later semesters especially with senior design projects.

Li, J., & Zeytinoglu, N., & Mojtahed, M., & Wooden, M. W., & Nnachi, I. I. (2018, June), Integration of a Highway Fill Embankment Case Study in Engineering Design Courses for Instructional Improvement Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30692

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