Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
20150102005102EARTH WORKS AND ART STRUCTURESCompulsory353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course will provide methodologies and applications for the preparation of construction areas before the structural works.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi M. Salih Bayraktutan
Learning Outcomes
1Earthworks types, the stages of the earthworks and to classify the soils.
2Earthworks types, the stages of the earthworks and to classify the soils.
3To recognize required working machines and their properties for earthworks
4To recognize required working machines and their properties for earthworks
5Efficiency of earthwork machines and specify the factors with main lines that affect the efficiency
6Efficiency of earthwork machines and specify the factors with main lines that affect the efficiency
7To select the appropriate working machine type which is suitable for excavation,
8To select the appropriate working machine type which is suitable for excavation,
9To calculate road cross-sections area, the volume of excavation and filling
10To calculate road cross-sections area, the volume of excavation and filling
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
General information about earthworks, various stages of earthworks, types of earthworks, volume calculations and excavation methods are aimed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1General introduction of earth works, the stages of earth works, types of earth works.
2The types and properties of soil in earth works, soil types in earth works, swelling and settling of soils, the compaction of embankments, the degree of compaction, the calculation methods of width and height related to embankments.
3The earth works in highway engineering, the quick and approximate calculation of volume of earth work, the application of the alignment to the land.
4Volume calculations, volume calculations based on the types of cross section
5Bruckner's diagrams, soil distribution, the properties of Bruckner's diagrams
6Excavation methods and the general evaluation of excavation works.
7The production and compaction methods of embankments, the diagram and use of proctor.
8Mid-term exam
9The material selection for filling purposes, compaction equipment and their efficiency.
10The mechanical tools used in earth works, the calculation of efficiency and cycle period, transportation types and equation of motion.
11Applications related with the calculation of efficiency and cycle period.
12The types of explosives used in earth works, the opening of drains, the calculation of the quantity of explosives related to earth works
13The productivity and organization in construction sites in terms of earth works, criteria for yield, the organization types and the selection of appropriate structure. The cost in earth works construction sites, the cost of operating vehicles in sites, calculation of cost of operating vehicles, expenses in earth works
14Homework submission, presentations and general discussions
Recommended or Required Reading
1) Toprak Işleri, Güngör Evren, Birsen Yayınevi, Istanbul, 1998 ISBN:9755111948
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13452
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination155
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)93
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