Academic Catalog

CE467 INTRODUCTION TO SOIL DYNAMICS

Course Code: 5620467
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. ZEYNEP GLERCE
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Fundamentals of vibration. Earthquakes and ground vibrations. Shear modulus and damping in soils. Response of soil layers to earthquake motions. Lateral earth pressures on retaining walls. Mononobe-Okabe active earth pressure theory. Liquefaction of soils. Stability of slopes and dams under seismic loads. Dynamic Bearing capacity and settlement of foundations.