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
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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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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
1
Has the basic knowledge of math, science and civil engineering
X
2
Has a good commman of basic concepts, theories and principles in civil engineering.
X
3
Independently reviews and learns the applications, makes a critical assessment of the problems faced with, selects the proper technique to formulate problems and propose solutions
X
4
Designs a system, a component or a process in order to meet the needs of various engineering problems within technical, economic, environmental, manufacturability, sustainability limitations.
X
5
Selects and uses the modern techniques and tools necessary for engineering practice
X
6
Designs and carries out experiments in the fields of civil engineering, and interprets the results and the data obtained from the experiments
X
7
Gains the abiltiy to work effectively as a member in interdisciplinary teams
X
8
Identifies proper sources of information and databases, reaches them and uses them efficiently.
X
9
Follows the advancements in science and technology being aware of the necessity of lifelong learning and continuously improves her/himself.
10
Uses the computers and information technologies related with civil engineering actively.
X
11
Gains the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
12
Communicates using technical drawing
13
Constantly improves her/himself by identifying the training needs in scientific, cultural, artistic and social fields.
14
Continuously improves her/himself by defining necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas besides the occupational requirements.
15
Has an understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation subjects, and is knowledgeable of contemporary issues.
X
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Has an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
X
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Has the required knowledge in project management, workplace practices, employee health, environmental and occupational safety; and the legal implications of engineering applications.
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Engineering problems involving soils Lecture Notes
2 Index properties and classification of soils Lecture Notes
3 Compaction Lecture Notes
4 Permeability. Lecture Notes
5 Seepage and flow nets Lecture Notes
6 otal and effective stress, hydrostatic and excess pore pressures Lecture Notes
7 Shear strength of soils Lecture Notes
8 Mid-Term Exam exam
9 reinforced earth structure Lecture Notes
10 rest, active and passive earth pressures Lecture Notes
11 Rankine's theory and Coulomb's wedge theory. Lecture Notes
12 Earth-retaining structures Lecture Notes
13 Compressibility of soils Lecture Notes
14 consolidation and analysis of settlements Lecture Notes
15 bearing capacity of foundations Lecture Notes
16-17 Term Exams Exam

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