Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
20150102006101FOUNDATION ENGINEERINGCompulsory364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Main objective of the course is to introduce the basic principles of foundation design of structures to civil engineering students. Also, theoretical information is also given in addition to the fundamental concepts explained in Soil Mechanics course.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Tuğba Eskişar Tefçi
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the importance and the functioning of geotechnical engineering and foundation engineering in civil engineering science
2To understand the importance and the functioning of geotechnical engineering and foundation engineering in civil engineering science
3To estimate the stresses developed within the soil due to the loads on ground surface
4To estimate the stresses developed within the soil due to the loads on ground surface
5To have information about soil investigation and in-situ tests
6To have information about soil investigation and in-situ tests
7To learn how to calculate settlement and bearing capacity of soils and to have adequate information about design of foundations
8To learn how to calculate settlement and bearing capacity of soils and to have adequate information about design of foundations
9To understand theory and design steps of retaining structures, deep excavations and piled foundations.
10To understand theory and design steps of retaining structures, deep excavations and piled foundations.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction to foundation engineering, Stresses in soils, Soil investigation, Settlement of structures, Bearing capacity of soils, Design of shallow foundations, Earth retaining structures and Excavations, Piled Foundation
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Foundation Engineering
2Stresses in Soils
3Site Investigation
4Site Investigation
5Settlement of Structures
6Settlement of Structures
7Bearing Capacity of Soils
8Mid-term exam
9Bearing Capacity of Soils
10Design of Shallow Foundations
11Design of Shallow Foundations
12Design of Shallow Foundations
13Retaining Structures
14Retaining Structures
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Temel Mühendisliği Ders Notları-Şevki ÖZTÜRK 2. Temel Mühendisliğine Giriş- B.Ali Uzuner 3. Zemin Mekaniği-Kutay Özaydın 4. Temel Tasarımı İlkeler ve Uygulamalar-Donald P. Coduto
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 Lectures13339
Self Study14456
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination155
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)108
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