About This Project
This OER is funded by the Department of Civil Engineering to facilitate the students of the junior-level lab in soil mechanics course CE 3143. The students undergo through difficulties in finding proper theoretical background of the experiments of soil mechanics. They were supposed to purchase textbooks and print handouts which cost them time and money. Although free resources are available on the internet, those are not comprehensive and well organized. Most of them are inappropriate in respect to our lab facility. This online manual helps students to understand both the theory and the experiment demonstration simultaneously. Comprehensive lab manual related to UTA facility, exceptional visual and audio description made this OER self explanatory.
Dr. MD Sahadat Hossain, professor of Civil Engineering Department created a team in Fall 2020 for this OER. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he felt the necessity of an online lab manual that will help distance learning. MD Azijul Islam, Faria Fahim Badhon and Tanvir Imtiaz, who taught the course CE 3143 in several semesters were assigned to write the materials, record and edit the videos. After extensive review by professional editors the OER was published in Pressbook with embedded videos in Spring 2021.
About the Author
Dr. Sahadat Hossain, Ph.D., P.E. is a Professor of Civil Engineering Department and Director of Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability (SWIS) at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Hossain has more than 25 (twenty-five) years of professional and research experience in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering. Dr. Hossain’s research experience includes slope stability analysis, innovative slope stabilization techniques, assessment of geo-hazard potential, and recycled aggregate materials for base and sub-base applications, pavement crack mitigation, and sustainable waste management.
Mr. Md Azijul Islam is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Azijul has more than 5 (five) years of professional, teaching and research experience in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering. His research interests include ground improvement, foundation engineering, pavement materials, slope stability analysis and landslide prevention, and disaster management.
Faria Fahim Badhon is a Ph.D. candidate in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has more than 5 (five) years of professional experience in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering. She has extensive research experience on bioengineering of slope stabilization techniques. As a Ph.D. student, Ms. Faria is now working on improving the bearing capacity of weak foundation soil using recycled plastic pins.
Tanvir Imtiaz is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has been working as teaching and research assistant in the Civil Engineering Department of The University of Texas at Arlington since 2018. His research interest is in recycled pavement materials, microstructure analysis of recycled materials and reusing recycled plastic in pavement construction.