Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5625602
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. KEMAL NDER ETN
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

A brief review of some fundamental methods in numerical modeling with emphasis on finite element formulation. Development of constitutive laws for geotechnical materials including linear or nonlinear elastic (hyperbolic), linear elastic perfectly plastic, and non-linear elastic-plastic models based on the Critical State Soil Mechanics theory. Employment of a finite element computer program for the analyses of a geotechnical engineering problem. Discussion of the new developments in numerical modeling of geotechnical problems including modeling of dynamic problems and new constitutive models.