Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5625604
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: Assoc.Prof.Dr. NAB KARTAL TOKER
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Interfacial tension, cavitation, capillarity. Soil suction, water retention and drainage of porous media. Micromechanics/microhydraulics of unsaturated soil. Testing of unsaturated soils: suction measurement and control, volume measurement. Flow and balance laws, hydraulic conductivity function, 1-D flow, infiltration and evaporation. Shear strength; effective stress and independent state variables approaches. Deformation and consolidation; expansive and collapsing of soils. Constitutive modeling.