Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Measurement Of Soil Properties INM 538 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. ERTAN BOL
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Arş. Grv. Mustafa Özsağır

Arş. Grv. Kadir Kocaman

Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

The basic aim of this course is to transfer evaluation methods of physical properties of soils related to civil engineering by using laboratuary testings. After fundamental definitions have been made, it has been earned to the students that how laboratuary testings are made. It is taking care of students forming an opinion about parameters which will be used in the geotechnical problems. At the end of semester, students’ earnings would have been evaluated by prsenting their laboratuary reports.

Course Content

Introduction-Basic physical properties of soils-Sieve anaysis, hydrometer testing-Specific gravity-Unit weight and relative density of soils-Unconfined compression test-Undrained-unconsolidated triaxial test (UU)-Undrained-consolidated triaxial test (CU)-Shear box test-Permeability test-Compaction test-California bearing capacity test – CBR-Presenting reports and discussions

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She can restate importance of soil laboratuary testings Drilland Practice, Testing,
2 He/She can demonstrate the parameters which will be used geotechnical problems Drilland Practice, Testing,
3 He/She can experiment laboratory physical soil testings Lab / Workshop, Performance Task,
4 He/She can experiment laboratory mechanical soil testings Lab / Workshop, Performance Task,
5 He/She can experiment laboratory hydraulic conductivity soil testings Lab / Workshop, Performance Task,
6 He/She can report soil laboratory testing results Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Basic physical properties of soils
3 Sieve anaysis, hydrometer testing
4 Specific gravity
5 Unit weight and relative density of soils
6 Unconfined compression test
7 Undrained-unconsolidated triaxial test (UU)
8 Undrained-consolidated triaxial test (CU)
9 Shear box test – I
10 Shear box test – II
11 Permeability test
12 Compaction test
13 California bearing capacity test – CBR
14 Presenting reports and discussions
Course Notes
Course Resources

[2] TS 1500/2000, İnşaat Mühendisliğinde Zeminlerin Sınıflandırılması
[3] TS 1900/2006, İnşaat Mühendisliğinde Zemin Laboratuvar Deneyleri
[4] TS 1901/1975, İnşaat Mühendisliğinde Sondaj Yolları ile Örselenmiş ve Örselenmemiş Numune Alma Yöntemleri
[5] TS 5744/1988, İnşaat Mühendisliğinde Temel Zemini Özelliklerinin Yerinde Ölçümü
[6] TS 7994/1990, Zemin Dayanma Yapıları; Sınıflandırma, Özellikleri ve Projelendirme Esasları
[7] TS 8853/1991, Yamaç ve Şevlerin Dengesi ve Hesap Metotları
[8] Experimental Soil Mechanics. Jean Pierra Bardet, Prentice Hall, 1997.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 ability to access wide and deep information with scientific researches in the field of Engineering, evaluate, interpret and implement the knowledge gained in his/her field of study X
2 ability to complete and implement “limited or incomplete data” by using the scientific methods. X
3 ability to consolidate engineering problems, develop proper method(s) to solve and apply the innovative solutions to them X
4 ability to develop new and original ideas and method(s), to develop new innovative solutions at design of system, component or process
5 gain comprehensive information on modern techniques, methods and their borders which are being applied to engineering X
6 ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental based research, analyze and interpret the faced complex issues during the design and apply process X
7 gain high level ability to define the required information and data X
8 ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to take responsibility to define approaches for complex situations
9 systematic and clear verbal or written transfer of the process and results of studies at national and international environments
10 aware of social, scientific and ethical values guarding adequacy at all professional activities and at the stage of data collection, interpretation, and announcement
11 aware of new and developing application of profession and ability to analyze and study on those applications
12 ability to interpret engineering application’s social and environmental dimensions and it’s compliance with the social environment
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 10
2. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 10
3. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 10
4. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 10
5. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 10
6. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 10
7. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 10
8. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 10
9. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 10
10. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 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 8 8
Performance Task (Laboratory) 8 8 64
Total Workload 152
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.08
dersAKTSKredisi 6