Academic Catalog

CVE363 SOIL MECHANICS

Course Code: 3640363
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(3-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr BERTU AKINTU
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 3640224
The course set above should be completed before taking CVE363 SOIL MECHANICS .

Course Content

Basic geology for civil engineers. Engineering problems involving soils. Basic characteristics of soils, classification and compaction of soils. Principle of effective stress. Permeability and flow of water (seepage) in soils. Shear strength of soils. Slope stability. Lateral earth pressure theories. Consolidation theory.