COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Soil Mechanics I JZ   302 6 2 2.5 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites Yok
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator
Instructors
Prof.Dr.HASAN ÇETİN1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
To teach the recognition of soils, classification, determining physicial, mechanic and consistency properties of soils.
Content
Introduction, definitions, soil formation, soil types, clays and clay types, engineering properties of clays, soil water types, grain size analysis, atterberg limits, soil classification

Learning Outcomes
1) Recognizes soils and takes disturbed and undisturbed soil samples
2) Determines physicial (unit weights, porosity, void ratio, degree of saturation, water content) and consistency (Liquid limit, Plastic limit, Shrinkage Limit and Plastisity index) properties by doing related tests and calculations.
3) Determines the grain size of soils by doing grain size analysis (sieve and hydrometer) and calculations.
4) Classifies soils.
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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Uses Fundamental Geological information, having necessary information in Mathematical and Natural sciences and employs theoretical and applied information in these areas in engineering solutions. Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. Real
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Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards
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Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications. Uses the information technology effectively.
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Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results.
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Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups
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Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date
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Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language. Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously.
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Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications. Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. Ha
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction, history of soil mechanics, life of Dr. Karl Terzaghi, introduction of laboratory tools. Reading related sections of the suggested course books Lecture
2 Introduction, classification and sampling of soils, protection and transportation of soil samples. Reading related sections of the suggested course books and also, attendance with suitable field outfit for soil sampling in the field Lecture
Drilland Practice
3 Clays as a constituent of soils and theilr engineering properties Reading related sections of the suggested course books Lecture
4 Soil water Reading related sections of the suggested course books and obtaining test material from the copy center Lecture
5 Phase analysis Reading related sections of the suggested course books and obtaining test material from the copy center Lecture
6 Unit weights Reading related sections of the suggested course books and obtaining test material from the copy center Lecture
7 Specific Gravity Reading related sections of the suggested course books and obtaining test material from the copy center Lecture
8 Mid-term Exam Studying the subjects and performed tests up to the exam Testing
9 Atterberg Limits, Liquid limit Reading related sections of the suggested course books and obtaining test material from the copy center Lecture
10 Plastic Limit, Plasticity index Reading related sections of the suggested course books and obtaining test material from the copy center Lecture
11 Shrinkage Limit Reading related sections of the suggested course books and obtaining test material from the copy center Lecture
12 Engineering properties of Atterberg Limits Reading related sections of the suggested course books and obtaining test material from the copy center Lecture
13 Grain size analysis, Sieve analysis Reading related sections of the suggested course books and obtaining test material from the copy center Lecture
14 Hydrometer analysis Reading related sections of the suggested course books and obtaining test material from the copy center Lecture
15 USCS, TS and AASHTO classifications Reading related sections of the suggested course books and obtaining test material from the copy center Lecture
16-17 Final Exam Studying the subjects and performed tests up to the exam Testing

Recommended or Required Reading
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