Design and Construction with Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Geofoam

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EPS geofoam is an emerging lightweight material, with a density of 1-2% of soil, which is far away lighter than other materials. The ultra-lightness of EPS geofoam provides great benefits to the construction process, as well as its operation phase.

This course is lectured by Dr. S. M. Amin Ghotbi Siabil, mainly focusing on (a) EPS geofoam properties and (b) design and construction practices with EPS geofoam in embankments, retaining structures and utility protection. Most of the course material is selected from the “Expanded Polystyrene Geofoam” chapter (coauthored by the Dr. Ghotbi Siabil ) in the book “New Materials in Civil Engineering”.

The course is addressed to professionals from civil engineering, geotechnical engineering and construction.

Topics for this course

9 Lessons01h 40m 13s

1. Introduction

5. EPS in Utility Protection

6. EPS in Other Uses – Conclusion

About the instructor

Seyed Mohammad Amin Ghotbi Siabil, PhD, has several years of experience in Geotechnical Engineering. His main research focus is in the area of geosynthetics, EPS geofoam and soil-pile interaction during liquefaction. He has co-authored several research papers and book chapters delivered by a number of reputable publishers. He also provides engineering services to a number of consulting firms specialized in Highway Engineering and Marine Geotechnics.
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Durations: 01h 40m 13s
Lectures: 9
Students: Max 0
Level: Intermediate
Language: Español
Certificate: Si
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