Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction To Geotechnical Earthquake Engineerin INM 406 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses Soil Mechanics
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
Course Objective To teach soil behaviour under earthquake loads, dynamic soil parameters, the analysis and design for earthquake conditions.
Course Content Introduction-Earthquakes-Seismic risk and damages-Site investigation-Characteristics of stress-strain and shear resistance-Dynamic soil tests-Soil amplification-Soil liquefaction-Evaluation methods of soil liquefaction-Precautions against liquifiable soils-Foundation design in seismic risk areas-Earthquake induced settlements-Slope stability in seismic risk areas-Behaviour of retaining walls duing earthquakes-Soil improvement
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She can illustrate common earthquake effects. Lecture, Testing,
2 He/She can design shallow foundations for earthquke conditions. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
3 He/She can make liquefaction analysis by using in situ test data. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
4 He/She can calculate earthquake-induced settlement. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
5 He/She can propose the method of soil improvement technique. Lecture, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Earthquakes-Seismic risk and damages
3 Site investigation
4 Dynamic soil tests
5 Characteristics of stress-Strain and shear resistance
6 Soil amplification
7 Soil liquefaction
8 Soil liquefaction
9 Foundation design in seismic risk areas
10 Foundation design in seismic risk areas
11 Earthquake induced settlements
12 Slope stability in seismic risk areas
13 Behaviour of retaining walls duing earthquakes-
14 Soil improvement
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
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 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
2. Kısa Sınav 10
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 10 10
Assignment 2 7 14
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 114
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.56
dersAKTSKredisi 5