Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Rock and Soil Mechanics * MDS   205 3 3 3 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites Yok
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level Short Cycle Programmes (Associate's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Lec. Seda DEMİRCİ
Öğr. Gör.SEDA DEMİRCİ1. Öğretim Grup:A
To provide students with a fundamental background in theoretical and applied rock mechanics with emphasis on problem-solving in rock engineering as well as an ability to conduct laboratory experiments and interpret the results.To teach soil mechanics, the physical and mechanical properties of soils and solve the engineering problems on soil mechanics.
Basic descriptions and concepts/ Stresses on the ground/ analysis of stress and strain/ Physical and mechanical properties of rock material and rock mass/ Rock mass classifications/ Rock failure criteria/ Stresses on the underground openings and measurement/ laboratory experiments./ Engineering problems related to soils/concept/Compressibility and consolidation theory/Triaxial compression and shear strength/

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Having knowledge on mining combination of their theoretical and practical knowledge on applications.
Understand the principles and methods of work safety
Identifies problems in the field of mining with the help of the scientific data, gains modeling and solution skills
Explains and uses the basic measurement techniques in mining areas.
Explain technological methods used in discovery, extraction and processing of mines.
Actively uses current techniques and tools in basic mining areas in laboratory lessons.

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction, basic descriptions and concepts Lecture notes
2 Stress-strain definition and types Lecture notes
3 Rock behavior and defeats Lecture notes
4 Rock failure criterias Lecture notes
5 Ground stresses and stress distributions Lecture notes
6 Rock and mass classifications Lecture notes
7 Physical and mechanical properties of rock Lecture notes
8 Mid-Term Exam Lecture notes
9 Laboratory experiments of rock Lecture notes
10 Definition and properties of soil mechanics Lecture notes
11 Physical Properties of Soils, Weight and Volume Relationships of soils. Lecture notes
12 Physical Properties of Soils and Experiments of determination of these properties (laboratory) Lecture notes
13 Plasticity Properties of Soil and Determination of these properties Experiments Lecture notes
14 Physical and Index Properties of Soils Lecture notes
15 Classification of Soil and sample applications and Theory of compaction and consolidation, consolidation experiment Lecture notes
16-17 Term Exams Lecture notes

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