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Course Name
Turkish Zemin Mekaniği
English Soil Mechanics
Course Code
JEO 335 Credit Lecture
Semester 7
3 3 - -
Course Language Turkish
Course Coordinator Erkan Bozkurtoğlu
Course Objectives 1. To teach the basic principles of soil mechanics.
2. To evaluate and classify the soils by physical and mechanical properties.
3. To learn engineering behavior of soils and perform the calculations.
Course Description Earth's crust, occurrence the soil formation, physical properties and classification of soils, water in soils, water flow in soils, soil permeability, soil tension and its distribution, compression and consolidation of soils, the stress-strain behavior of soils and shear strength, earth pressure at soils, soil slopes and stability, foundations and bearing capacity, liquefaction of soils, improving soil properties, ground field and laboratory experiments of soils.
Course Outcomes 1. Learn the formation of soils.
2. Learn the physical and mechanical properties of soils, evaluation and classifications.
3. Classify the soils.
4. Learn soil permeability, water and behavior.
5. Calculate the soil stresses, shear resistance and settlements.
6. Calculate the earth pressure, bearing capacity of foundations and the ground slopes-stability.
7. Learn soil liquefaction and how to improve soil properties.
8. Learn the field and laboratory experiments of soils.
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