Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
20150102008104ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICSElective486
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course aims providing knowledge to students about shear strength of soils, stability of slopes and design of slopes, lateral earth pressures distributions on soil retaining structures and design of soil retaining structures and calculation of consolidation settlements.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Devlet Çıragoğlu
Learning Outcomes
1Have knowledge about shear strength of soils.
2Have knowledge about shear strength of soils.
3Have knowledge about stability of slopes.
4Have knowledge about stability of slopes.
5Have knowledge about lateral earth pressures and design of retaining structures
6Have knowledge about lateral earth pressures and design of retaining structures
7Have knowledge about settlement of foundations and consolidation of soils, calculation of consolidation settlements.
8Have knowledge about settlement of foundations and consolidation of soils, calculation of consolidation settlements.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Shear strength of soils. Stability of slopes. Lateral earth pressures. Earth retaining structures: Retaining walls, sheet pile walls, braced excavations. Consolidation.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Shear Strength of Soils
2Shear Strength of Soils
3Shear Strength of Soils
4Stability of Slopes
5Stability of Slopes
6Stability of Slopes
7Lateral Earth Pressures
8Mid-term exam
9Lateral Earth Pressures
10Retaining Structures
11Retaining Structures
12Retaining Structures
13Retaining Structures
14Consolidation
Recommended or Required Reading
1 B.M. Das (1998) Principles of Geotechnical Engineerig, PWS Publishing, (ISBN 0-534-95179-1)
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 Study149126
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)174
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
PO
9
PO
10
PO
11
LO144333343344
LO233334343324
LO343345323243
LO443233333254
LO5           
LO6           
LO7           
LO8           
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
Iğdır University, Iğdır / TURKEY • Tel (pbx): +90 476 226 13 14 • e-mail: info@igdir.edu.tr