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Course Unit Title : Engineering Properties of Soils
Course Unit Code : 01INS5135
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : Preb
Semester : 255.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : 1) Comprehending the state and the importance of soil mechanics in civil engineering
2) Learning the formation of soils
3) Undestanding the physical properties of soils
4) Calculating of soil stresses
5) Ability to do consolidation-settlement calculation
6) Solving problems about speeding up consolidation
7) Understanding the soil shear resistance
8) Comprehending the compaction theories
9) Ability to use these topics at the relates other graduate lectures of geotechnical engineering
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Definitions about soil mechanics, soil stresses and deformations, consolidation theory, radial consolidation theory, advanced consolidation theories, speed up at consolidation-sand and artifical drains, shear resistance theories, special testing systems about shear resistance, soil-water relation, expansion and shrinkage behaviour of soils, compaction theories
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals :
Course Aims : Main and advanced topics about soil mechanics is aimed to be well-comprehended in this lecture.

WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : [1] Önalp, A., Geoteknik Bilgisi-I, ?Çözümlü Problemlerle Zeminler ve Mekaniği?, Birsen Yayınevi, 2007..
[2] Das, Braja M., 1994. ?Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, 3rd ed.?, PWS Publishing Company, Boston.
[3] Mitchell, J.K., 1992. ?Fundamentals of Soil Behaviour?, Wiley.
[4] Das, B.M., 1983. ?Advanced Soil Mechanics?
[5] Das, BM., 2004. ?Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering?, PWS.
[6] Grim, R.E., ?Clay Mineralogy?, Mc-Graw Hill.

Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments : Assignment I,Assignment II,Assignment III
Exams :
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 4 56  
Homeworks :
3 15 45  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 15 15  
Finals :
1 20 20  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
178  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 70
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
3 30
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
40
The ratio of final to success :
60
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Geology and mineralogy of soils
 
2 Physical properties of soils
 
3 Classification of soils
 
4 Soil hydrology
  Study Materials: Assignment I
5 Soil stresses
 
6 Settlement and consolidation theories
 
7 Radial consolidation theories, hydraulic cell
 
8 Time at consolidation
 
9 Rate of consolidation, sand-artificial drains
  Study Materials: Assignment II
10 Elastic and plastik equilibrium
 
11 Shear resistance of sands
 
12 Shear resistance of clays, special testing systems
 
13 Compaction theories
 
14 Affecting compaction
  Study Materials: Assignment III