Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Soil Mechanics JEL301 5 3 + 0 3

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Applied Geology Department
Instructors Assist.Prof. İBRAHİM BUZKAN
Goals Description and classification of soils and to solve an engineering problems related with soil mechanics
Contents Classification, description and physical properties of soils. Laboratuary works on physical properties of soils.Definition and research methods on sliding, bearing and settlement in engineering structure. Calculationof pressure, stresses and stresses distribution in soil formation. Description of mechanical properties of soils and calculating sliding, bearing capacity and settlement.Description and processing of soils and their transport and deposite properties.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Soil description and importance in geology,
2 Laboratuary works in soil mechanics
3 Sliding, bearing and settlement problem in engineering structure,
4 Mechanical properties of soils.
5 Knowing of hysical properties of soils

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Face-to-face
Assessment Methods Mid-term exam, final



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Definition of soil and soil mechanics It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
2 Processing of soils and soil formation It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
3 Grain properties of soils It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
4 Weight-volume relationships It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
5 Grain size distrubition os soils, Soil Classification and Unified Soil Classification System It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
6 Laboratuary works It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
7 Presure, stresses and stresses distribution in soils It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
8 Groundwater and groundwater flow condition in soils It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
9 Stresses distribution arround point, line, strip, rectangule, circle and trapesoidal loaded area in soil formations It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
10 Total, effective stress and pore water pressure in soils It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
11 Mid-term exam It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
12 Slope stability in soil formation It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
13 Consolidation and settlement It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
14 Bearing capacity It must be read the subject from the lecture materials



Sources
Textbook Kumbasar, V., Kip, F., Zemim Mekaniği Problemleri, Çağlayan kitabevi, 1984, İstanbul
Additional Resources Özaydın, K., Zemin mekaniği, Birsen yayın, 1999, İstanbul Ulusay, R., 2001, uygulamalı Jeoteknik Bilgiler, TMMOB Jeoloji Müh. Odası yayınları, 38, Ankara



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 90
Assignments 1 10
In-Term Total 2 100
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.
11 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
12 Communicates using technical drawing.
13 Is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age. x
14 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility. x
15 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications. x



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 10 2 20
Assignments 1 5 5
Laboratory 2 3 6
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Work Load (h) 98
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.27
ECTS Credit of the Course 3