FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGCIVIL ENGINEERING

CE561 TOPICS ENVIRONMENTAL GEOTECHNICS

Course Code: 5620561
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ERDAL ÇOKÇA
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

To broaden the horizon of students in the field of environmental geotechnology. To increase the ability of students to identify, formulate and solve problems in environmental geotechnolgy.To increase their decision making skills. To increase oral presentation skills.

Course Content

Forms of wastes, disposal methods and regulations. Site selection and site investigations for landfills. Geotechnical aspects of landfills. Barrier technology and slurry trench cut-off walls. Stability of landfills. Construction problems in waste disposal sites. Use of waste materials in construction industry. (R)

Learning Outcomes

An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems in environmental geotechnology. An ability to communicate effectively. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. A knowledge of contemporary issues. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.