Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
180102007100SPECIAL FOUNDATIONSElective475
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Teaching of fundamentals of design and practice of pile foundations and multiple rows of anchored walls (sheet pile, diaphragm and piled retaining) are aimed within the scope of this course. The analysis and Essentials of pile foundations and retaining walls by means of contemporary numerical techniques is a priority in this course.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1Introduction of pile foundations and retaining wall types.
2Introduction of pile foundations and retaining wall types.
3Interpretation of soil and superstructure load data and to become aware of the cases where pile foundations are preferred over spread foundations.
4Interpretation of soil and superstructure load data and to become aware of the cases where pile foundations are preferred over spread foundations.
5Choose the most suitable pile foundation or retaining wall type for the engineering problem being analyzed.
6Choose the most suitable pile foundation or retaining wall type for the engineering problem being analyzed.
7Perform bearing capacity and settlement calculations of pile foundations under static axial and dynamic-equivalent static lateral load combinations.
8Perform bearing capacity and settlement calculations of pile foundations under static axial and dynamic-equivalent static lateral load combinations.
9Compare results of the analyses made for various load combinations sectional characteristics.
10Compare results of the analyses made for various load combinations sectional characteristics.
11Determine the layout of the pile foundation and/or retaining wall system.
12Determine the layout of the pile foundation and/or retaining wall system.
13Establish the blueprints of the project and design the reinforced concrete section of the piles following the evaluation of analysis results.
14Establish the blueprints of the project and design the reinforced concrete section of the piles following the evaluation of analysis results.
15Planning and evaluation of pile loading tests.
16Planning and evaluation of pile loading tests.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Teaching of fundamentals of design and practice of pile foundations and multiple rows of anchored walls (sheet pile, diaphragm and piled retaining) are aimed within the scope of this course. The analysis and Essentials of pile foundations and retaining walls by means of contemporary numerical techniques is a priority in this course.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1General criteria for foundation system choice, pile foundation types, classification of pile foundations, case histories 3
2Axial load carrying capacity of single piles (conventional method) 3
3Examples to the analysis of axial load carrying capacity using conventional method 3
4Lateral load carrying capacity of single piles (conventional methods: Broms etc) 3
5Example solutions for lateral load carrying capacity using conventional method 3
6Establishment of pile group layouts 3
7Load carrying capacity of pile groups and settlement analyses 3
8Midterm No.1 1
9Examples for pile group analyses 3
10Examples for pile group analyses 3
11Numerical analyses of single and group piles (finite difference solutions using Q-z, t-z ve p-y curves) 3
12Examples to numerical analyses of pile foundations 3
13Decision criteria for retaining wall systems, lateral load analyses of piled and continuous section retaining walls (sheet pile and diaphragm walls) 3
14Examples to the analyses of retaining systems under lateral loads (Term project submittal on Final Exam day) 3
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16
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook: Pile Design and Construction Practice (Tomlinson, M. and Woodward, J., Taylor and Francis, Fifth Edition, 2008, ISBN 0-203-96429-2) Supplementary Book: Foundation Analysis and Design (Bowles, J.E., McGraw-Hill, Fifth Edition, 1997, ISBN 0-07-912247-7) Course Material: Lecture notes and presentations
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 Examination150
Project Preparation150
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
Project Preparation1125125
Self Study12224
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination177
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)164
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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