Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
In-Situ Testing and Evaluation INM 532 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 Doç.Dr. ERTAN BOL,
Course Assistants

Arş. Grv. Mustafa Özsağır

Arş. Grv. Kadir Kocaman

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

Enginering properties of soil layers can be determined with laboratuary and in-situ testings. The best representing of parameters which will be used at the design stage is obtained by evaluating in-situ test resulsts which carry out natural conditions with other studies’ results. The aims of this course are that detailed explaining of in-situ testings for evaluating enginering soil properties, chosing appropriate methods and using the testings results in enginnering designs. At the end of semester, students’ earnings would have been evaluated by prsenting their laboratuary reports.

Course Content

Introduction-Drilling techniques-Soil borings and sample obtaining methods-Rock borings and sample obtaining methods-Standard penetration testing (SPT)
Cone penetration testing (CPT)-In-situ unt weight testing-Plate loading test (PLT)-Field vane test (FVT)-Pressiometer test (PBT)-Dilatometer test (DMT)- In-situ permeability tests-Pore pressure measurements-Evaluating dynamic properties of soils by using in-situ testings

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She can restate importance of soil in-situ testings Lecture, Testing,
2 He/She can recognize techics of borings, sounding and sample obtaining Lecture, Testing,
3 He/She can analyse physical and mechanical properties of soils from SPT, CPT, PLT, FVT and PBT in situ testings Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
4 He/She can demonstrate the parameters which will be used geotechnical problems Lecture, Testing,
5 He/She can calculate soil liquefaction potetntial from SPT or CPT testing results Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
6 He/She can report in-situ testing results Lecture, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Drilling techniques
3 Soil borings and sample obtaining methods
4 Rock borings and sample obtaining methods
5 Standard penetration testing (SPT)
6 Cone penetration testing (CPT)
7 In-situ unt weight testing
8 Plate loading test (PLT)
9 Field vane test (FVT)
10 Pressiometer test (PBT)
11 Dilatometer test (DMT)
12 In-situ permeability tests
13 Pore pressure measurements
14 Evaluating dynamic properties of soils by using in-situ testings
Course Notes <p>[1] Yrd.Do&ccedil;.Dr. Ertan BOL, Arazi Deneyleri ve Değerlendirilmesi Ders Notları</p>
Course Resources

[2] Önalp, A., Sert, S., (2006), Geoteknik Bilgisi III, Bina Temelleri, Birsen YE.
[3] T.Lunne, P.K.Robertson, J.J.M.Powell, (1997), Cone Penetration Testing in Geotechnical Practice.
[4] Clarke, B.G., (1995), Pressuremeters in geotechnical design, Spon Press (UK)

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 X
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. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 20
1. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Kısa Sınav 15
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
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
Quiz 1 5 5
Assignment 1 15 15
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 8 8
Performance Task (Field Study) 1 7 7
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 140
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.6
dersAKTSKredisi 6