FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGCIVIL ENGINEERING

CE565 SOIL BEHAVIOR

Course Code: 5620565
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 the students in the field of soil behavior. To increase the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering. To increase report writing skills. To increase their ability to use IT. To increase oral presentation skills.

Course Content

The microscopic nature of soil. Application of physico-chemical principles for the understanding of the engineering behavior of clay soils: Clay mineralogy; properties of double layer; soil fabric and soil structure. Soil formation and characteristics of soil deposits. Soil behavior in regard to soil composition and soil structure. Rheology. (R)

Learning Outcomes

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering. An ability to communicate effectively. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.