Be able to apply Darcy's law to solve basic problems related to flow through porous media.
Understand the governing equations for 2D and 3D groundwater flow, including what simplifying assumptions are used in the derivation of the equations.
Be able to create and interpret graphical solutions (flow nets) to the governing equations.
Be able to apply analytical solutions to the governing equations, including well equations.
Be able to apply analytical solutions to construction dewatering problems.
Finite Difference Analysis
Understand the finite difference solution and be able to create finite difference solutions in Excel.
Finite Element Equations
Understand how the finite element method works and how the finite element equations are formulated.
Be able to apply finite element software to solve complex seepage analysis problems.
Limit Equilibrium Method
Understand the basic concepts of the limit equilibrium method of slope stability.
Slope Stability Application
Be able to apply slope stability charts for simple problems.
Slope Stability Software Application
Be able to apply slope stability software (such as UTEXAS) for common slope stablility problems.
Special Case Analysis
Be able to solve special cases of slope stability including, reinforced slopes, rapid drawdown, and seismic conditions.