Course Code: 5620464
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MEHMET UFUK ERGUN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The objective is to introduce the full spectrum of ground improvement methods to civil engineering undergraduates. Some of the methods are quite new. This course is a supplementary course to CE 366 Foundation Engineering.

Course Content

Preloading, vertical drains, deep compaction of cohesionless soils: vibrofloatation, vibratory probes, compaction piles, dynamic compaction, blasting, grouting: permeating grouting, compaction grouting, chemical grouting, jet grouting, deep mixing. Soil reinforcement: Soil nailing, micro piles, reinforced earth, stone columns, lime columns, geotextiles, freezing, electro-osmosis.

Learning Outcomes

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering, an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data, and an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering design and practice