|METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week):
|Language of Instruction:
|Level of Study:
||Prof.Dr. BAHADIR SADIK BAKIR
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.
Index properties and classification of soils. Pore pressures, effective stress, permeability, flow of water through soils. Compressibility and consolidation. Shear strength. Lateral earth pressure. Stability of slopes. Principles of foundation design; analysis of settlements, bearing capacity of foundations.
Non-civil engineering students gain the necessary knowledge in the area of soil mechanics necessary for civil engineering practice.