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Geotechnical Design of Port Facilities Course Outline

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    Course Schedule

    Weeks 1–3

    • Introduction
    • Geotechnical explorations that include considerations for geotechnical explorations, desk study, surveying, field explorations, laboratory testing, and reporting

    Weeks 4–6

    • Interpretation of geotechnical exploration data
    • Seismic hazards, including hazard studies, site-response analyses, liquefaction evaluations, and seismic slope stability
    • Geotechnical design criteria, including codes/guidelines/standards and the criteria typically used for geotechnical design of port facilities, including for extreme loading conditions

    Weeks 7–9 

    • Geotechnical design of pile supported structures, bulkheads, land reclamation, breakwaters, dolphins, ships channels, and embankment slopes

    Weeks 10–12

    • Summary of ground improvement methods
    • Construction considerations
    • Other topics that include advanced analyses, stages construction, evaluations for existing facilities, etc.

    This course outline is subject to change.

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