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GEOE544 STABILITY OF SOIL SLOPES IN ENG.PRACTICE

Course Code: 5640544
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Geological Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. TAMER TOPAL
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Modes and mechanisms of slope failures particularly in soils. Shear strength and related failure criteria, and other geomechanical parameters considered in slope design. Methods of stability analysis. Back analysis of failed slopes, and sensitivity approach. Field instrumentation, monitoring and remedial measures for the design of slopes.