Prof. James Kaklamanos of Merrimack College composed a geotechnical engineering software package within the statistical language and environment R.
The software package, aptly named geotech, has the capability to perform a range of geotechnical engineering computations, and is freely available for use in the geotechnical engineering field. An additional benefit of R is the wide availability of add-on user-contributed software codes, referred to as "packages," which perform calculations in specific areas of study. The geotech package is a compilation of functions for performing calculations and creating plots that commonly arise in geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics, and is the first R package to provide broad coverage in this area.
The types of calculations that are currently included are:
Geotechnical engineering students, educators, researchers, and practitioners will find this package useful. For additional information, please visit https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/geotech/index.html and http://www.kaklamanos.com/software, and refer to the attached project final summary report and presentation, as well as the relevant publications listed below.
Kaklamanos, J., and K. T. Elmy (2016). geotech: Geotechnical Engineering. R software package version 1.0. R: A language and environment for statistical computing, http://www.r-project.org/.
Kaklamanos, J., and K. T. Elmy (2016). Development of a geotechnical engineering software package in R and its implementation in the civil engineering curriculum, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, 14–17 February 2016, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), C. Y. Chandran and M. I. Hoit (eds.), pp. 635–647.
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