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CE 7004 – MECHANICS OF PARTIALLY SATURATED SOILS

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CE 364 – SOIL MECHANICS
Spring Semester, 2015
Instructor
Kartal Toker
[email protected]
Room K1-240
2105488
Website: http://courses.ce.metu.edu.tr/ce364
Assistants
Main: Yılmaz Emre Sarıçiçek (K1-102)
Lab: Ulaş Nacar (K1-115A)
Batuhan Tezcan (K1-102)
Burak Akbaş (K1-115B)
İlyas Özkan (K1-115B)
Berkan Söylemez (K1-115B)
Textbook: Craig, R.F. (1997). Soil Mechanics (sixth or later edition). E&FN SPON.
Additional References
- Aytekin, M. (2004). Deneysel Zemin Mekaniği. Teknik Yayınevi.
- Cernica, J.N. (1995). Geotechnical Engineering: Soil Mechanics. John Wiley & Sons.
- Lambe, T.W. and Whitman, R.V. (1969). Soil Mechanics. John Wiley & Sons.
- ASTM, Book of Standards Volume 04.08 - Soil and Rock (I).
Course Conduct
Lectures use blackboard only. There will be six 2-hour laboratory sessions. Students are
encouraged to interrupt the lecture with questions relevant to the topic under discussion.
Schedule:
CE364: Wed 15:40-17:30 , Thu 15:40-17:30
CE363-1: Thu 12:40-15:30 , Fri 15:40-17:30
CE363-2: Tue 15:40-17:30 , Thu 10:40-13:30
Course Outline
Week Topic
1
intro, phase relations, grain sizes
2
soil classification, compaction
3
vertical effective stress
4
drained-undrained behavior
5
1-D flow
6
seepage-stress, 2-D flow
7
compressibility, consolidation
8
2-D stresses, Mohr-Coulomb strength
9
drained/undrained strength, strains,
10 strength tests
11 lateral earth pressures
12 slope stability
13 slope stability
14 shallow foundations
Italics are topics of Midterm 2.
Grading
Class Participation
Lab
Homeworks
Midterm 1
Midterm 2
Final Exam
3%
17%
8%
21%
21%
30%
Lab
5 March
12 March
19 March
30 April
7 May
14 May
Homework
Exam
1 given
1 due
2 given
2 due
3 given
3 due
4 given
4 due
5 given
5 due
6 given
6 due
7,8 given
6 April
18 May
Institute attendance requirement (70%) will be enforced.
If you don’t attend a lab, you get 0 from that session.
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