Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
20150102005103SOIL MECHANICSCompulsory353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course aims providing knowledge to students about formation of soils, basic properties of soils, classificaton of soils, permeability of soils, seepage in soils, compaction of soils, relevant soil tests and determination of vertical stresses by soil weight and finite surface loads
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Devlet Çıragoğlu
Learning Outcomes
1Knowledge about formation of soils
2Knowledge about formation of soils
3Knowledge about basic physical properties of soils
4Knowledge about basic physical properties of soils
5Knowledge about classification of soils
6Knowledge about classification of soils
7Knowledge about water in soil and effective tress, permeability of soils, seepage through soils
8Knowledge about water in soil and effective tress, permeability of soils, seepage through soils
9Knowledge about compaction of soils
10Knowledge about compaction of soils
11Knowledge about vertical stress distrubution in
12Knowledge about vertical stress distrubution in
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Formation of soils. Basic physical properties of soils. Classification of soils: Particle size distribution (granulometric) curve, consistency limits, Classification systems. Soil water and effective stress. Permeability of soils. Seepage in soil. Compaction. Vertical stress distribution in soil.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction
2Formation of soils
3Basic physical properties of soils
4Basic physical properties of soils
5Classification of soils
6Classification of soils
7Soil water and effective stress
8Mid-term exam
9Permeability of soils
10Seepage in soil
11Seepage in soil
12Compaction
13Compaction
14Vertical stress distribution in soil
Recommended or Required Reading
1 Bayram Ali Uzuner (2014). Temel Zemin Mekaniği, Derya Kitabevi.
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
Self Study14570
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)88
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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