CIVE 303 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Soil Mechanics
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CIVE 303
Fall
2
2
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To give information about the main theories of soil mechanics To teach field and laboratory experiments for specifying soil properties To provide information about the introduction of foundation engineering To introduce design and applications of foundation construction
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To define the index and physical features of soils
  • To classify soils
  • To examine hydraulic properties of soils
  • To define the concepts of effective, neutral and total stress
  • To find the distribution of stresses in soils
  • To evaluate data obtained from field and laboratory tests
  • To calculate the amount of settlement of a structure
  • To specify the shear strength of a soil
Course Content Soil formation and classification. Effective, neutral and total stress. Stress-strain relationships for soils. Compaction. Determination of soil properties by laboratory tests. Consolidation. Shear strength. Stress distribution in soils. Earth pressure. Hydraulic properties. Capillarity. Permeability. Frost effect.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Formation of soils and physical properties Reading related parts from the textbook
2 Index properties of soils Reading related parts from the textbook
3 Soil classification Reading related parts from the textbook
4 Hydraulic properties and capillarity Reading related parts from the textbook
5 Permeability and freezing effect Reading related parts from the textbook
6 Effective, neutral and total stresses Reading related parts from the textbook
7 Stress-strain relationship of soils Reading related parts from the textbook
8 Stress distribution Reading related parts from the textbook
9 Compaction Reading related parts from the textbook
10 Consolidation Reading related parts from the textbook
11 Consolidation Reading related parts from the textbook
12 Shear strength Reading related parts from the textbook
13 Plastic equilibrium in soil Reading related parts from the textbook
14 Earth pressures Reading related parts from the textbook
15 Review Reading related parts from the textbook
16 Final Reading related parts from the textbook

 

Course Textbooks B.M. Das (2010), Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning. Ders web- sitesi- ders notları
References Soil Mechanics, 5th or 6th Edition by R.F. Craig, Chapman & Hall Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Muni Budhu, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1999.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
5
10
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
4
10
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
40
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
4
5
Homework / Assignments
-
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
18
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Civil Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Civil Engineering problems X
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Civil Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose X
3 Ability to design a complex system, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose X
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Civil Engineering practice X
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Civil Engineering problems X
6 Ability to work efficiently in Civil Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually X
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages X
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself X
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility X
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development X
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Civil Engineering solutions X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest