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Course Unit Title : SHEAR STRENGTH AND SLOPE STABILITY
Course Unit Code : 01INS5189
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) Stresses in soils.
2) Mohr circles.
3) Failure theories.
4) Shear strength of cohesive and cohesionless soils.
5) Slope stability analysis of natural and man-made slopes.
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Failure Theories, Laboratory Strength Tests, Field Strength Tests, Shear Strength of Sands, Shear Strength of Clays, Critical State Soil Mechanics, Slope Movements, Classification of Slope Movements, Effect of Water on the Slope Movements, Stability Analyses of Natural and Man-made Slopes, Limit Equilibrium Methods, Stability Analysis: Plane Strain and Wedge Analysis, Stability Analysis: Circular Failure Surfaces, Stability Analysis: Noncircular Failure Surfaces and Stress Deformation Analyses, Strength Factors Influencing Slope Stability, Mitigation of Slope Stability.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals : This course aims to define and evaluate shear strength and slope stability problems, to apply
engineering techniques, to interpret results and to provide the ability to solve problems for
students.
Course Aims : This course aims to define and evaluate shear strength and slope stability problems, to apply engineering techniques, to interpret results and to provide the ability to solve problems for students.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Aytekin, M., ?Deneysel Zemin Mekaniği?, Teknik Yayınevi, 2004.

Duncan, J.M., Wright, S. G., "Soil Strength and Slope Stability", Wiley & Sons, 2005.

Holtz, R. D. and Kovaks, W. D., " An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering", Prentice Hall, First Edition, 1981.
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 Failure Theories
 
2 Laboratory Strength Tests, Field Strength Tests
 
3 Shear Strength of Sands
 
4 Shear Strength of Clays
 
5 Critical State Soil Mechanics
 
6 Slope Movements
 
7 Classification of Slope Movements
 
8 Effect of Water on the Slope Movements
 
9 Stability Analyses of Natural and Man-made Slopes
 
10 Limit Equilibrium Methods
 
11 Stability Analysis: plane strain and wedge analysis
 
12 Stability analysis: circular failure surfaces
 
13 Stability analysis: noncircular failure surfaces and stress deformation analyses, strength factors influencing slope stability
 
14 Mitigation of slope stability