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Course Unit Title : Soil Improvment
Course Unit Code : 01JEO6136
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- Understand the principles, applications, and design procedures for various soil improvement methods.
2- Describe how to use analytical/theoretical/numerical calculations and field observations of engineering performance to evaluate rationality of a particular soil/ground improvement procedure applied.
3- Gain competence in properly evaluate alternative solutions and evaluate their effectiveness before, during and after construction.
4- Broaden their minds, and be inspired about their creativity and innovation in dealing with difficult ground.
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Introduction, Stresses and Settlement Computation for Ground Improvement Evaluation, Vertical Drains, Admixtures Method, Geosynthetic Applications in Ground Improvement, Reinforcement Applications in Ground Improvement with Geosynthetics, Stone Columns and Sand Compaction Piles, Design of Micropiles, Field control and monitoring
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals :
Course Aims : Because of the increasing demand to utilise marginal sites due to economic, political or/and environmental reasons, soil improvement has been a part of many present day engineering projects. This is especially true for the modern day urban development. An engineers is often required to have general knowledge in the aspect. During the course, opportunities will be given to develop a range of generic skills including Written communication skills, problem solving skills and analysis and critical evaluation skills.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : NAVFAC Design Manual 7.01: Soil Mechanics,
Koerner, R.M., 1997, Design with Geosynthetics, 4th Ed., Prentice Hall.Sinerjik Etki?, İçinde İ. Dalay, R. Coşkun ve R. Altunışık (Ed.) Stratejik Boyutuyla Modern Yönetim Yaklaşımları, İstanbul, Beta, 2002, 25-43.
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 4 56  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 4 56  
Homeworks :
4 10 40  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 10 10  
Finals :
1 25 25  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
187  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 60
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
1 40
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
Need for ground improvement and course objective;
Reason for ground improvement;
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
2 Brief history of soil improvement in Geotechnical Engineering
Geotechnical evaluation of a site
Overview of soil improvement methods
Most suitable method
Instrumentations Monitoring and Evaluating improvement.
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
3 Stresses and Settlement Computation for Ground
Improvement Evaluation
Stress distribution
Settlement criteria
Settlement computation for cohesionless soils from elastic theory
Settlement estimation from field observations
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
4 Vertical Drains
Vertical drain with mechanical preloading
Alternative methods of preloading ? Ground water lowering,
Vacuum preloading
Primary and secondary consolidation
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
5 Admixtures Method
Principle of Admixture Stabilization Methods
Lime stabilisation method
Cement Stabilization Method
Injection and Grouting
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
6 Geosynthetic Applications in Ground Improvement
Introduction and Background
Classification of Geosynthetics
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
7 Polymer Composition of Geosynthetics
Identification of Geosynthetics
Function of Geosynthetics
Engineering properties of Geosynthetics
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
8 Reinforcement Applications in Ground Improvement with
Geosynthetics
Introduction and Background
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
9 Mechanical Properties for Reinforced geotextiles
Design of Reinforced Soil Wall Systems
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
10 Design of Roadway Reinforcement
Design of Reinforced Soil Slope Systems
In-situ soil reinforcement methods ? soil nailing, ground anchors
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
11 Stone Columns and Sand Compaction Piles
Introduction and Background
Design of Stone Columns (settlement and Capacity)
Insitu soil reinforcement methods
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
12 Design of Micropiles
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
13 Field control and monitoring
Ground improvement projects with field monitoring and
observations
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
14 General Assesment