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Computers in Education
In this study, a new educational tool to solve geotechnical engineering problems is presented, named___-SLOPE. This tool consists of a program created in Microsoft Excel with the aid of VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) for calculations of 2D slope stability problems. Slope stability has been considered one of the most important topics in geotechnical engineering for years, so this is a subject which student should lay a good foundation background in the university. Another goal of ___-SLOPE is to help in the understanding of probabilistic concepts applied in geotechnical engineering, a topic often not properly studied in the university. Reliability analysis has increasingly been incorporated in standards and design codes throughout the world, including geotechnical engineering structures, so it is important to understand the difference between deterministic and probabilistic approaches. Moreover, spreadsheets have widely been used in engineering, but not so many civil engineering students use resources such as VBA, which requires some computer programming skills. ___-SLOPE demonstrates that it is possible to create advanced spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel when these additional resources are considered. The authors expect to help students in their learning, also encourage the application of computer programming skills in their spreadsheets for engineering problems.
Fernandes Leao, T., & Li, J., & Zhai, J. (2020, June), PNW-SLOPE – A New Educational Tool for Geotechnical Engineers Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35061
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