Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Numerical Solutions On Geotechnichal Engineering INM 415 7 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. SEDAT SERT
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. SEDAT SERT,
Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective Learn how to use and run Plaxis: an advanced software for geotechnical engineering
Course Content Finite element methods in geotechnical engineering, geotechnical modelling, stress and strain analysis, Plaxis 2D software
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She can illustrate the ability of Plaxis 2D software. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
2 He/She can constitute a geotechnical model by using boring logs. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
3 He/She can identify the data for Plaxis using laboratory and tests results. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Testing, Homework,
4 He/She can simulate construction stages. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Numerical modelling in geotechnical engineering and finite element applications
2 Introduction to Plaxis 2D
3 Mesh and boundary conditions in Plaxis 2D
4 Generation of Interface elements and structural elements in Plaxis
5 Stage construction
6 Plastic analysis in Plaxis
7 Consolidation analysis in Plaxis
8 Underground structures
9 Plaxis 2D software applications
10 Plaxis 2D software applications
11 Plaxis 2D software applications
12 Plaxis 2D software applications
13 Plaxis 2D software applications
14 Plaxis 2D software applications
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Comprehend science and advanced mathematics subjects fundamental to engineering; An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve civil engineering problems X
2 An ability to analyze and model civil engineering systems specific problems, identify and define the appropriate requirements for their solutions. X
3 An ability to design, implement and evaluate a civil engineering systems, component, process or program that meets specified requirements.
4 Use the techniques, skills, and modern tools of engineering effectively and correctly in engineering practice X
5 An ability to gather/acquire, analyze, interpret data and make decisions to understand civil engineering problems
6 An ability to work effectively in inter- and in-disciplinary teams or individually.
7 An ability to communicate effectively in Turkish and English.
8 Recognition of the need for, and the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology and to engage in life-long learning.
9 An understanding of professional, legal, ethical and social issues and responsibilities related to computer engineering.
10 Skills in project and risk management, awareness about importance of entrepreneurship, innovation and long-term development, and recognition of international standards and methodologies.
11 An understanding about the impact of Civil  Engineering solutions in a global, environmental, societal and legal context while making decisions.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Ödev 20
2. Ödev 20
3. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 8 8
Final examination 1 10 10
Performance Task (Application) 3 5 15
Total Workload 113
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.52
dersAKTSKredisi 5