CE303 Soil Mechanics - IIstanbul Okan UniversityDegree Programs Civil Engineering (English)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
Civil Engineering (English)
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

General course introduction information

Course Code: CE303
Course Name: Soil Mechanics - I
Course Semester: Fall
Course Credits:
Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
3 0 3 6
Language of instruction: EN
Course Requisites:
Does the Course Require Work Experience?: No
Type of course: Compulsory
Course Level:
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE:6. Master`s Degree QF-EHEA:First Cycle EQF-LLL:6. Master`s Degree
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SAEID ZARDARI
Course Lecturer(s): Assoc. Prof. ABDULLAH TOLGA ÖZER
Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SAEID ZARDARI
Dr. BİLİNMİYOR BEKLER
Course Assistants:

Course Objective and Content

Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to give information about the engineering properties of soils and to teach the basic principles of soil mechanics.
Course Content: Introduction to Soil Mechanics, Rock types, Formation of soils, Particle-Size Distribution, Unit weight of soil, Weight-Volume relationships, phase diagrams, Plasticity and structure of soil, Classification of soils, General principles of compaction, Compaction Test, Permeability and Permeability Test, Bernoulli's equation, Darcy's law, Laplace's equation, Flow nets, Calculation of leakage from flow nets, In situ stress, Mohr's circle, Mohr–Coulomb failure criterion, Shear strength of soil, Shear Strength tests, Fundamentals of Consolidation.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Learning Outcomes
1 - Knowledge
Theoretical - Conceptual
1) Review rock types, their formation and uses within civil engineering
2) Explore and classify soils to current codes of practice
3) Determining Phase Relationships and Index Properties of Soils
4) To give information about water and effective stress in the ground, permeability of soils, water flows in the ground
5) To give information about the stresses in the soil, the use of Mohr's circle in soil mechanics and the shear strength of the soil
2 - Skills
Cognitive - Practical
3 - Competences
Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility
Field Specific Competence
Learning Competence
Communication and Social Competence

Lesson Plan

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to Soil Mechanics, Rock types, Formation of Soils “Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, chapter 1
2) Grain Diameter Distribution, Clay Minerals Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, chapter 2
3) Phase Relations of Soils Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, chapter 3
4) Index Properties of Soils Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, chapter 4
5) Classification of Soils and Tests Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, chapter 5
6) General Principles of Compaction and Compaction Test Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, chapter 6
7) Permeability, Bernoulli Equation and Permeability Tests Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, chapter 7
8) Darcy's Law Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, chapter 7
9) Midterm Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das
10) Flow Nets Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, chapter 8
11) Calculation of Leakage from Flow Nets Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, chapter 8
12) In situ stress, Mohr's circle Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, chapter 9 and 10
13) Mohr–Coulomb failure criterion, Shear strength of soil Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, chapter 12
14) Shear Strength tests, Fundamentals of Consolidation Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, chapter 11

Sources

Course Notes / Textbooks: “Principles of Geotechnical Engineering”, B.M. Das, 8th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2010.
References: “Advanced Soil Mechanics”, B.M. Das, 5th Edition, CRC Press, 2020.

Course-Program Learning Outcome Relationship

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Program Outcomes
1) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modelling methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way so as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. (Realistic constraints and conditions may include factors such as economic and environmental issues, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health, safety issues, and social and political issues according to the nature of the design.)
4) Ability to select and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions.
6) Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
7) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.
8) Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
9) Knowledge on behavior according ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility and standards used in engineering practices.
10) Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

Course - Learning Outcome Relationship

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
           
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modelling methods for this purpose. 5
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way so as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. (Realistic constraints and conditions may include factors such as economic and environmental issues, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health, safety issues, and social and political issues according to the nature of the design.)
4) Ability to select and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions. 5
6) Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
7) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.
8) Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
9) Knowledge on behavior according ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility and standards used in engineering practices.
10) Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

Learning Activity and Teaching Methods

Lesson
Lab
Problem Solving

Assessment & Grading Methods and Criteria

Written Exam (Open-ended questions, multiple choice, true-false, matching, fill in the blanks, sequencing)
Observation
Reporting

Assessment & Grading

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 10
Quizzes 1 % 10
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 50
total % 100
PERCENTAGE OF SEMESTER WORK % 50
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL WORK % 50
total % 100

Workload and ECTS Credit Grading

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Laboratory 6 2 12
Study Hours Out of Class 14 8 112
Quizzes 4 1 4
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 174