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Course Name
Turkish Temel İnşaatı
English Foundation Engineering
Course Code
INS 332E Credit Lecture
Semester -
- 2 1 -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Esra Ece Bayat
Course Objectives 1.To give an understanding of main subjects of foundation engineering
2.To express the importance of foundation engineering in the scope of civil
engineering by proper examples
3.To express the importance of professional know-how and background by
several cases
Course Description Introduction to geotechnical engineering. Site investigation and in-situ soil tests. Slope Stability. Sheet piles, dimensioning and principles for calculations. Shallow foundations; bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations. Deep foundations; designing deep foundations, pile types, pile design, caissons, footings. Bearing capacity of deep foundations. Soil improvement; soil improvement methods, compaction methods.
Course Outcomes Student, who passed the course satisfactorily can:
1. Learn why geotechnical engineering is needed
2. Learn what soil investigation and geotechnical report is and what the content of the report is and how to prepare a geotechnical subsurface exploration report
3. Learn what the slope failure is, how to calculate stability of a slope, what the improvement techniques are for slope failure
4. Calculate lateral earth pressures acting on a retaining structure
5. Design a retaining structure
6. Calculate the bearing capacity of a foundation base soil
7. Design shallow foundations
8. Determine deep foundation type and learn the design criterias of them
9. Learn improving the soils by proper techniques
10. Learn compaction of fill deposits by proper techniques
Required Facilities
Textbook 1. Lecture Notes for INS332E by Assist. Prof. Dr. E. Ece Bayat
2. Principles of Foundation Engineering, by Braja M. Das, SI Edition 7th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2010. (62.00 TL Pandora Kitabevi, İstiklal cad., Büyükparmakkapı sk. 8 Beyoğlu)
3. Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, by Robert D. Holtz, William D. Kovacs, Thomas C. Sheahan, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2010.
4. Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, by Braja M. Das, 6th Edition, Thomson Publishing, 2007.
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