CIVE 414 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Foundation Engineering
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CIVE 414
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
  CIVE 303 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To provide the theory of foundation, retaining wall and deep excavation design of civil engineering structures and guide the participial applications of foundation types to field
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe subsurface exploration techniques as they pertain to foundation investigation.
  • Demonstrate an ability to design shallow foundations and spread footings.
  • Analyse an ability to design deep foundations, including piles and caissons.
  • Calculate lateral earth pressures.
  • Design retaining structures.
Course Content Geotechnical properties of soils, subsurface investigations, shallow foundations, mat foundations, lateral earth pressures, retaining structures, sheet piles, braced cuts, pile foundations, drilled shafts and soil improvement.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Geotechnical properties of Soil Geotechnical Properties of Soil, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 1)
2 Subsurface Exploration Natural Soil Deposits and Subsoil Exploration, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 2)
3 Shallow foundations Shallow Foundations: Ultimate Bearing Capacity, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 3)
4 Shallow foundations Geotechnical Properties of Soil, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 1)
5 Shallow foundations Geotechnical Properties of Soil, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 2)
6 Mat foundations Geotechnical Properties of Soil, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 3)
7 Lateral earth pressure and retaining walls Geotechnical Properties of Soil, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 4)
8 Lateral earth pressure and retaining walls Geotechnical Properties of Soil, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 5)
9 Sheet pile walls Geotechnical Properties of Soil, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 6)
10 Pile foundations Geotechnical Properties of Soil, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 7)
11 Pile foundations Geotechnical Properties of Soil, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 8)
12 Pile foundations Geotechnical Properties of Soil, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 9)
13 Drilled shafts Geotechnical Properties of Soil, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 10)
14 Soil improvements Geotechnical Properties of Soil, Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication (Chapter 11)
15 Review Reading the relevant chapter from the book
16 Final Reading the relevant chapter from the book

 

Course Textbooks Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Sixth Edition, Thomson Publication
References Course web-site- Lecture Notes

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
20
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
10
Final / Oral Exam
1
20
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
5
80
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
20
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
Homework / Assignments
2
10
Presentation / Jury
1
13
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
5
Final / Oral Exam
1
10
    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
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
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Civil Engineering problems
6 Ability to work efficiently in Civil Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
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
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

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