• Course Information
  • Course Title Code Semester Laboratory+Practice (Hour) Pool Type ECTS
    Advanced Soil Mechanics II INS562 SPRING 3+0 E 6
    Learning Outcomes
    1-Analyzes yield of soils
    2-Differenciates the main differences of yield theories
    3-Calculates shear strength of soils
    4-Decides on the shear strength of cohesionless and cohesive soils
    5-Comments on the results of executed analyses
  • ActivityPercentage


    NumberTime (Hours)Total Workload (hours)
    Course Duration (Weeks x Course Hours)14342
    Classroom study (Pre-study, practice)14570
    Short-Term Exams (exam + preparation) 0000
    Midterm exams (exam + preparation)3012020
    Laboratory 0000
    Final exam (exam + preparation) 4013030
    Other 0000
    Total Workload (hours)   182
    Total Workload (hours) / 30 (s)     6,07 ---- (6)
    ECTS Credit   6
  • Course Content
  • Week Topics Study Metarials
    1 Yield of soils
    2 Yield theories for soils-I
    3 Yield theories for soils-II
    4 Mohr-Coulomb yield theory-I
    5 Mohr-Coulomb yield theory-II
    6 Shear strength of soils-I
    7 Shear strength of soils-II
    8 Midterm exams
    9 Shear stregth tests-I
    10 Shear stregth tests-II
    11 Shear stregth tests-III
    12 Shear stregth of cohesionless soils-I
    13 Shear stregth of cohesionless soils-II
    14 Shear stregth of cohesive soils-I
    15 Shear stregth of cohesive soils-II
    Prerequisites None
    Language of Instruction Turkish
    Coordinator Asst. Prof. Dr. Şevki ÖZTÜRK
    Instructors -
    Assistants -
    Resources 1. Wood, D.M., 1990, Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics, Cambridge University Press 2. Das, B.M., 1997, Advanced Soil Mechanics, Taylor and Francis. 3. Wood, D.M., 2004, Geotechnical Modelling, Spon Press
    Supplementary Book 1. Schofield, A.N. and Wroth,P. 1968, Critical State Soil Mechanics, McGraw-Hill 2. Chen, W. F., and Baladi, G. Y., 1985, Soil Plasticity Theory and Implementation, Elsevier.
    Goals The aim of the lecture is to teach yield of soils and yield theories, to enable students to have kanowledge about shear stregth of soils and to inform students shear stregth calculations of cohesionless and cohesive soils.
    Content Yield, Yield theories, Mohr-Columb yield theory, shear stregnth of soils, shear strength tests, shear strength of cohesionless soils, shear strength of cohesive soils.
  • 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 3
    2 Complements the restricted or incomplete information and applies it, unifies the multidisciplinary information 3
    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 5
    5 Has comprehensive knowledge on the contemporary applied method and techniques used in the field of Civil Engineering and their limitations 4
    6 Undertakes and implements analytic, simulation or experimental types of research and has the ability to solve the complex problems encountered there 5
    7 Can participate and assume responsibility in multidisciplinary task forces 3
    8 Observes the scientific, professional and ethical rules during data collection, its introduction and interpretation 4
    9 Be aware of recent advances and developments in the field of Civil Engineering, learns, analyses and applies them wherever needed 5
    10 Publishes his/her research findings verbally and in written forms in national and international arena -
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