Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5620565
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ERDAL OKA
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The microscopic nature of soil. Application of physico-chemical principles for the understanding of the engineering behavior of clay soils: Clay mineralogy; properties of double layer; soil fabric and soil structure. Soil formation and characteristics of soil deposits. Soil behavior in regard to soil composition and soil structure. Rheology. (R)