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Web Based Interactive Labs
The “Virtual Soils Laboratory” (VSL) is a website containing the laboratory manual and self-calculating data sheets for the experiments performed in the undergraduate soil mechanics course at the Cooper Union – Albert Nerken School of Engineering. This laboratory is taken by all juniors in the Civil Engineering program. The laboratory manual not only contains the laboratory procedure for eleven experiments but also includes photographs of the equipment used and video clips with sound to demonstrate various tasks performed in a given experiment. The VSL has become a valuable asset in the preparation for the soils laboratory and to process the data obtained during an experiment.
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