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Understanding the Characterization of Geomaterials

In this free online course, learn about the Fundamental Principles and Techniques of characterizing Geomaterials.

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online course discusses the fundamental principles and techniques of characterizing Geomaterials. You will learn how Scanning Electron Microscopy can be utilized to understand the surface features of the soil and the process of categorizing the Geomaterials based on their shape, size, dimensions, regularity, and irregularity. Further, the various methods for analyzing the contamination of soil, are also discussed.
Understanding the Characterization of Geomaterials
  • Duration

    5-6 Hours
  • Students

    62
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course introduces you to the fundamental principles and techniques of characterizing Geomaterials. You will learn about the major issues concerning the usage of industrial byproducts as a man-made Geomaterial and the stabilization of the soil using fly ash. This course is arranged systematically and presented clearly so you will easily be able to understand the given concepts.

Next, the course will explain the process of dealing with Industrial By-Products through handling, utilizing, disposing and transporting them. The course then demonstrates the need for Geomaterial Characterization and the concepts of Geotechnical and Mineralogical Characterizations. The course emphasizes the use of Scanning Electron Microscopy for understanding the surface features of the soils. 

Finally, you will learn about the Characterization of Geomaterials based on their Chemical composition. The influence of Cation-Exchange Capacity on soil and the various direct and indirect methods for analyzing the contamination of soil are also discussed. Understanding the Characterization of Geomaterials is an informative course which will interest students studying Civil Engineering, researchers in the Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering fields, or those who have an interest in these topics. Why wait? Sign up for this course and start learning today!

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