• Course Information
  • Course Title Code Semester Laboratory+Practice (Hour) Pool Type ECTS
    Lithological Studies of Soils INS571 FALL-SPRING 2+2 E 6
    Learning Outcomes
    1-Recognize the lithological units and types and comment on the source region of lithological units
    2-Comment on physical and geo-engineering properties
    3-Classify grain size of lithological units
    4-Use sampling methods from lithological levels
    5-Use one of the factors affecting the choice of construction site
  • ActivityPercentage


    NumberTime (Hours)Total Workload (hours)
    Course Duration (Weeks x Course Hours)14456
    Classroom study (Pre-study, practice)14228
    Short-Term Exams (exam + preparation) 0000
    Midterm exams (exam + preparation)3013030
    Laboratory 0000
    Final exam (exam + preparation) 3013030
    Other 0000
    Total Workload (hours)   194
    Total Workload (hours) / 30 (s)     6,47 ---- (6)
    ECTS Credit   6
  • Course Content
  • Week Topics Study Metarials
    1 General information about the lesson
    2 Definition and terminology of lithological units
    3 Classification of lithological units
    4 Physical and geo-engineering properties
    5 Examination of field-laboratory views
    6 Macroscopic properties of soils (strike-dip of layer, fold, fracture-fault etc.)
    7 Microscopic identification of lithological units, grain size analysis and grain orientation
    8 Midterm exams
    9 Determination of source region of lithological units
    10 Behavior of lithological units on soils
    11 Importance of lithological units in construction sector
    12 Comparison of clay, sand, gravel, blocks with source area
    13 Study of lithological units on a selected area
    14 Evaluation of field data
    15 Evaluation of laboratuary data
    Prerequisites -
    Language of Instruction Turkish
    Coordinator Prof. Dr. Ender SARIFAKIOĞLU
    Instructors -
    Assistants -
    Resources 1. ANON. 1979. Classification of rocks and soils for engineering geological mapping. Part I: rock and soil materials, Bulletin of the International Association of Engineering Geology 19, 364?371. 2. Bieniawski, Z.T. 1989. Engineering Rock Mass Classification, John Wiley & Sons, New York. 3. Ulusay, R., Sönmez, H. 2002. Kaya Kütlelerinin Mühendislik Özellikleri. TMMOB Jeoloji Mühendisleri Odası yayınları No:60, Ankara.
    Supplementary Book -
    Goals To explain the types, physical properties and classification of lithological units forming soils; describe the macroscopic properties of lithological units in the field and teach sampling methods; associate lithological units in the field with source regions and basins and evaluate them in terms of settlements.
    Content Types, physical properties, classification of lithological units forming the soils, importance of lithological units in terms of settlements.
  • Program Learning Outcomes
  • Program Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
    1 Acquires information by carrying out scientific research in the field of Civil Engineering, evaluates the findings and makes comments 4
    2 Complements the restricted or incomplete information and applies it, unifies the multidisciplinary information 4
    3 Designs and implements a system meeting the requirements in the field of Civil Engineering 4
    4 Makes an interpretation of a problem in the field of Civil Engineering, develops models for solutions and applies innovative methods in these solutions 4
    5 Has comprehensive knowledge on the contemporary applied method and techniques used in the field of Civil Engineering and their limitations -
    6 Undertakes and implements analytic, simulation or experimental types of research and has the ability to solve the complex problems encountered there -
    7 Can participate and assume responsibility in multidisciplinary task forces -
    8 Observes the scientific, professional and ethical rules during data collection, its introduction and interpretation -
    9 Be aware of recent advances and developments in the field of Civil Engineering, learns, analyses and applies them wherever needed -
    10 Publishes his/her research findings verbally and in written forms in national and international arena -
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