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Course Unit Title : Weathearing of Rocks
Course Unit Code : 01JEO5151
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : 1
Semester : 1.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) :
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : 1) Understanding of physical and chemical weathering processes
2) Understanding of the disintegration of rocks
3) Understanding inorganic and organic biogeochemical cycles
4) Understanding the role of formulate new questions rock mechanics
5) Understanding the numerical modelling techniques in the field and laboratory
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : The course follows rock mass properties, physical and chemical weathering processes that combine to lead to the disintegration of rocks, new rocks product, formation of soils. Weathering as a process that shapes morphology of soils and landscapes, soil profiles, and inorganic and organic geochemical cycles in terrestrial ecosystems. rock stress measurements rock slope stability dam foundation, tunnelling in soft rocks, hydropower tunnels in swelling and squeezing rocks, cases of instability in tunnel From published papers and ongoing research, we will also make efforts to learn how scientists identify knowledge gaps, formulate new questions, and develop field, laboratory, and numerical modelling techniques to advance our knowledge of weathering.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : To teach weathering effect of mass and material properties of rocks
Course Aims : Main objectives can be summarized as advanced understanding of the weathering processes proceeding under conditions of earth surface, especially:
-physical/chemical/kinetic aspects of rock weathering and its application areas.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Tarhan, F. Mühendislik Jeolojisi Prensipleri, K.T.Ü. Mühendislik-Mimarlık Fakültesi, 1989, Trabzon.
Erguvanlı, K. Mühendislik Jeolojisi, Seç Yayın Dağıtım, 1994, İstanbul
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
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 3 42  
Homeworks :
3 10 30  
Presentation :
2 5 10  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
1 10 10  
Visas :
1 15 15  
Finals :
1 25 25  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
174  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 60
Quiz :
1 40
Homework :
0 0
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 Rock mass properties
  Study Materials: R.E.Goodman: Engineering Geology, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
2 Physical and chemical weathering processes ,Disintegration of rocks, New rocks product
  Study Materials: Faure, G. (1998). Principles and applications of geochemistry. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey,
Prentice Hall.: selections from Part III (p.110-273)
3 Formation of soils and generation of sediments and solutes
  Study Materials: R.E.Goodman: Engineering Geology, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
4 Process that shapes morphology of soils and landscapes
  Study Materials: R.E.Goodman: Engineering Geology, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
5 Formation of soils
  Study Materials: .W. Buol, R.J. Southard, R.C. Graham, P.A.
McDaniel, Soil Genesis and Classification (Fifth Ed.),Ames Iowa, 2003, p.494. Iowa State Press
6 Geochemical profiles
  Study Materials: R.E.Goodman: Engineering Geology, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
7 Inorganic and organic geochemical cycles
  Study Materials: R.E.Goodman: Engineering Geology, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
8 Formulate new questions rock mechanics
  Study Materials: R.E.Goodman: Engineering Geology, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
9 Rock stress measurements rock, slope stability
  Study Materials: R.E.Goodman: Engineering Geology, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
10 Modeling techniques
  Study Materials: R.E.Goodman: Engineering Geology, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
11 Dam foundation
  Study Materials: R.E.Goodman: Engineering Geology, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
12 Tunnelling in soft rocks,
  Study Materials: R.E.Goodman: Engineering Geology, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
13 Hydropower tunnels in swelling and squeezing rocks
  Study Materials: R.E.Goodman: Engineering Geology, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
14 General Assessment