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||Prof.Dr. BAHADIR SADIK BAKIR
To introduce the students to the fundamental principles of soil mechanics and the behavior of engineering soils; how these properties are used to solve some civil engineering problems like earth pressure and slope stability is also covered.
Introduction: engineering problems involving soils. Basic characteristics of soils, classification and compaction of soils. Principle of effective stress. Permeability and flow of water (seepage) in soils. Shear strength of soils. Slope stability. Lateral earth pressure theories. Consolidation theory.
By the end of the course, the students will be able to
*** perform the tests and operations needed to classify soils;
*** perform the necessary tests, and evaluate seepage losses through and beneath dams;
*** perform the necessary tests, and analyze the stability of slopes;
*** Perform the necessary tests, and apply simple calculations for the estimation of settlements beneath uniformly loaded soil layers;
*** Perform the necessary tests, and estimate the earth pressure on earth retaining structures.