Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
20150102008103DEEP EXCAVATIONS AND RETAINING METHODElective486
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To gain knowledge and fundamental design principles about earth fills and deep excavations as civil engineering structures.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Devlet Çıragoğlu
Learning Outcomes
1Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas incomplex engineering problems
2Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas incomplex engineering problems
3Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
4Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
5Students shall gain knowledge on basic principles and design of earth fills
6Students shall gain knowledge on basic principles and design of earth fills
7Students shall gain knowledge on basic principles and design of support systems of deep excavations
8Students shall gain knowledge on basic principles and design of support systems of deep excavations
9Prepare civil engineering students for a career in geotechnical engineering
10Prepare civil engineering students for a career in geotechnical engineering
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction to earth fills, basic design principles of earth fills / Compaction and properties of compressed soils, codes/ Applications of earth fills and in-situ control, highway embankments / Earth fills on soft soils, settlement and stability controls/ Seepage and erosion problems in embankments / Earth fill dams stability analyses of dam foundation and body / Earth pressures, open and supported excavations / Deep excavations, open and supported digs / Soil movement caused by deep excavations and the effect on neighboring structures/ Instrumentation of deep excavations and support systems / Drainage in earth structures.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to earth fills, basic design principles of earth fills
2Compaction and properties of compressed soils, Turkish and international codes
3Applications of earth fills and in-situ control, highway embankments
4Earth fills on soft soils, settlement and stability controls
5Earth fill dams, seepage and erosion problems
6Earth fill dams stability analyses of dam foundation and body
7Earth pressures, open and supported excavations
8Mid-term exam
9Design of supported excavations
10Stability of deep excavations
11Tieback walls
12Soil nailing
13Soil movement caused by deep excavations and the effect on neighboring structures
14Instrumentation of earth structures and drain precautions
Recommended or Required Reading
1) Seepage, Drainage and Flow Nets – Cedergren, H.R. 2) Engineering Principles of Ground Modification – Hausmann, M.R. 3) Soil Strength and Slope Stability – Duncan, J.M. and Wright, S.G. 4) Constructing and Controlling Compaction of Earth Fills – D. Shanklin et al. (eds.)
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 Study14798
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)165
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