Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5627006
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. M. YENER ZKAN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Overview of engineering forensic. General types of damages. Typical examples of engineering disasters. Failure analysis procedures. Planning investigations. Document study. Site investigations. Nondestructive testing. Destructive testing. Laboratory testing. Forensic Foundation Engineering: Investigations. Settlement of structures. Causes of settlements. Lateral movements. Erosion. Scouring. Deterioration of foundation materials. Foundation problems related to groundwater and moisture. Case studies.