Triaxial lesson plan

Timing What the students do

10 mins Introduction. Recap of forces, stresses, invariants. Watch demo of simulation

20 mins Perform parametric study consolidating to five different pressures and recording p, q and ρ at the point of failure.

5 mins Collect values from students and compare. Discuss why they might have different values.

5 mins Plot failure values in Excel/Python/Matlab.

10 mins Group share time. Discuss failure in context of critical state soil mechanics.