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Course Information
Course Unit Title : RETAINING STRUCTURES
Course Unit Code : 01INS5188
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) Earth pressures
2) Theories of Lateral Earth Pressure
3) Safety of Excavations
4) Analyzing and Designing Retaining Structures
5) Designing of a Retaining Structure as an Example
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Introduction to Earth Pressure Theories (Rankine?s Theory, Coulomb Wedge Theory, Culmann?s Graphic Method), Classification of Retaining Structures, Design of Rigid Retaining Structures, Design of Flexible Retaining Structures, Sheet Pile, Excavation Support Systems, Reinforced Retaining Structures.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals : This course aims to understand basic information about earth pressures and retaining
structures and to gain ability of designing retaining structures for students.
Course Aims : This course aims to understand basic information about earth pressures and retaining structures and to gain ability of designing retaining structures for students.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Aytekin, M., ?Deneysel Zemin Mekaniği?, Teknik Yayınevi, 2004.

Clayton, C.R.I., Milititsky, J. ,Woods, J.I., ?Earth Pressure and Earth-Retaining Structures?, Spon Pres. 1993.

Holtz, R. D. and Kovaks, W. D., ? An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering?, Prentice Hall. 1981.

Uzuner, B.A., ?Çözümlü Problemlerle Temel Zemin Mekaniği?, Derya Kitabevi, 2005.
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments : Practice about units
Exams : Questions and solutions
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 3 42  
Homeworks :
1 45 45  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 20 20  
Finals :
1 30 30  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
179  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 50
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
1 50
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 Introduction to Earth Pressure Theories (Rankine?s Theory, Coulomb Wedge Theory, Culmann?s Graphic Method)
 
2 Classification of Retaining Structures
 
3 Design of Rigid Retaining Structures
 
4 Design of Rigid Retaining Structures (Continue)
 
5 Design of Flexible Retaining Structures
 
6 Design of Flexible Retaining Structures (Continue)
 
7 Sheet Pile
 
8 Sheet Pile (Continue)
 
9 Excavation Support Systems
 
10 Excavation Support Systems (Continue)
 
11 Reinforced Retaining Structures
 
12 Reinforced Retaining Structures (Continue)
 
13 Retaining Structure Project
 
14 Retaining Structure Project(Continue)