Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5620465
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. TRKER MRATA
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5620363
The course set above should be completed before taking CE465 EARTH STRUCTURES .

Course Content

Highway and railway fills, earth dams. General principles of design, the choice of the type of dam. The circular arc method of stability analysis; the prediction of pore pressures during construction, steady seepage and rapid drawdown. Special methods of analysis for rock fill dams. Design in earthquake areas.