CE604 UNSATURATED SOILS
|METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week):||3(3-0)|
|Language of Instruction:||English|
|Level of Study:||Graduate|
|Course Coordinator:||Assist.Prof.Dr NABİ KARTAL TOKER|
|Offered Semester:||Fall and Spring Semesters.|
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Course ContentInterfacial tension, cavitation, capillarity. Soil suction, water retention and drainage of porous media. Micromechanics/microhydraulics of unsaturated soil. Testing of unsaturated soils: suction measurement and control, volume measurement. Flow and balance laws, hydraulic conductivity function, 1-D flow, infiltration and evaporation. Shear strength; effective stress and independent state variables approaches. Deformation and consolidation; expansive and collapsing of soils. Constitutive modeling.
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