COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Soil Mechanics IMP   420 8 2 2 5

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. Abdulazim YILDIZ
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Goals
To have knowledge about Soil Mechanics
Content
Engineering problems involving soils. Index properties and classification of soils. Compaction. Permeability. Seepage and flow nets. Total and effective stress, hydrostatic and excess pore pressures. Shear strength of soils. Stresses and displacements. Lateral earth pressure at rest, active and passive earth pressures; Rankine's theory and Coulomb's wedge theory. Earth-retaining structures. Compressibility of soils. One-dimensional consolidation; determination of coefficients of compressibility and consolidation. Principles of foundation design; analysis of settlements, bearing capacity of foundations

Learning Outcomes
1) To have knowledge about Soil Mechanics
2) Identification and classification of soils
3) To learn the strains brought to the soil by the ground water
4) To calculate the earth pressures coming from earth retaining structures
5) To learn consolidation compression behavior
6) Calculate the bearing capacity of the foundations
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