FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGGEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

CE364 SOIL MECHANICS

Course Code: 5620364
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. BAHADIR SADIK BAKIR
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

Introduction: engineering problems involving soils. Basic characteristics of soils, classification and compaction of soils. Principle of effective stress. Permeability and flow of water (seepage) in soils. Shear strength of soils. Slope stability. Lateral earth pressure theories. Consolidation theory.

Course Content

Index properties and classification of soils. Pore pressures, effective stress, permeability, flow of water through soils. Compressibility and consolidation. Shear strength. Lateral earth pressure. Stability of slopes. Principles of foundation design; analysis of settlements, bearing capacity of foundations.

Learning Outcomes

Non-civil engineering students gain the necessary knowledge in the area of soil mechanics necessary for civil engineering practice.