sap course 1429272967

Course Code & Number:

CE 341

Course Title:

Soil Mechanics

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+2) 4 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Basic geology for civil engineers. Engineering problems involving soils. Basic characteristics of soils, classification and compaction of soils. Principle of effective stress. Permeability and flow of water. Consolidation theory.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: CE 214-O OR CE 214
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Junior
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Compulsory
Required Reading: 
1. Soil Mechanics by R.F.Craig, 8th Edition, Spon Press, 2004
Course Objective: 

Main aim of this course is to introduce the students to the fundamental principles of soil mechanics and the behavior of engineering soils; how these properties are used to solve some civil engineering problems like earth pressure and slope stability is also covered within the scope of this course.

Design Content: 

None

Computer Usage: 
Microsoft Excel, Matlab
Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Perform the necessary tests, and evaluate seepage losses through and beneath dams
2. Perform the necessary tests, and analyze the stability of slopes
3. Perform the necessary tests, and apply simple calculations for the estimation of settlements beneath uniformly loaded soil layers
4. Perform the necessary tests, and estimate the earth pressure on earth retaining structures

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Questioning
Reading
Problem Solving
Inquiry
Simulation & Games
Video Presentations
Experiments
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Labrotary Work

Student Workload:

Prepared By:

Cem Akg├╝ner

Revised By:

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