Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Foundation Engineering II CIV470 8 3 + 0 5


Language English
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Assist.Prof. Ö.FARUK ÇAPAR
Instructors Assist.Prof. Ö.FARUK ÇAPAR
Goals Learning the application methods of alternative solutions to foundation engineering problems
Contents Sheet Piles, Braced Cuts, Pile Foundations, Shaft Foundation Design, Foundations on Difficult Soils
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Learning sheet pile design
2 Learning braced cuts design and calculation
3 Learning pile foundation design and calculation
4 Learning shaft foundation design
5 Learning the calculation of foundations on difficult soils

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Course
Assessment Methods Exams

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to sheet pile foundation
2 Anchored sheet-pile walls
3 Field Observations for Anchor Sheet Pile Walls
4 Introduction to braced cuts
5 Case studies of braced cuts
6 Introduction to pile foundation
7 Equations for Estimating Pile Capacity
8 Midterm Exam
9 Point Bearing Capacity of Piles Resting on Rock
10 Group Piles
11 Introduction to Shaft Foundation Design
12 Drilled Shafts in Granular Soil: Load-Bearing Capacity
13 Introduction to Foundations on Difficult Soils
14 General Nature of Expansive Soils

Textbook Das, B. M., 2011. "Principles of Foundation Engineering", 7th Edition
Additional Resources

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the sufficient background on mathematics, science and engineering in his own branch. x
2 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions. x
3 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
4 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
5 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
6 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings. x
7 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
8 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
9 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously. x
10 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License. x
11 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio. x

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Mid-terms 1 30 30
Final examination 1 40 40
Total Work Load (h) 154
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 5.13
ECTS Credit of the Course 5