Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Spread Foundations INM 537 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. SEDAT SERT
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Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective Because mass concrete is cheaper than previously, it is easier to waterproof and insulate the building at the basement and it is easier to excavate the whole “footprint” of the house, mat foundations are the most commonly used foundation type today. By using mat foundations, settlements are controlled, thus faulty/insufficient soil investigations do not present serious problems and it has been found that rafts behave more favourably in earthquakes. Although mat foundations are commonly used, there are some lack of knowledge of geotechnical design among civil engineers. In this course, it is intended to give information about geotechnical analysis and design of mat foundations and technical problems.
Course Content Classification of Foundations, Common Types of Mat Foundations, Compensated Rafts, Bearing Capacity of Mat Foundations, Settlements of Mat Foundations, Analysis and Design Procedures of Mat Foundations, Design Methods: Approximate Methods, Conventional Rigid Methods, Numerical Analysis
Preparation to Reinforcement Requirement by using Geotechnical Parameters, Technical Problems
Related Softwares and Applications
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She can categorize mat foundations Lecture, Testing,
2 He/She can calculate mat foundation bearing capacity on clay Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
3 He/She can calculate mat foundation bearing capacity on sand Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
4 He/She can design mat foundations on clay Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
5 He/She can design mat foundations on sand Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
6 He/She can calculate settlements of a mat foundation Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
7 He/She can calculate reactions on a flat mat foundation by rigid method Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Classification of Foundations
2 Common Types of Mat Foundations
3 Compensated Rafts
4 Bearing Capacity of Mat Foundations
5 Settlements of Mat Foundations
6 Practice Problems: Bearing Capacity and Settlements
7 Analysis and Design Procedures of Mat Foundations, Design Methods: Approximate Methods
8 Design Methods: Conventional Rigid Methods
9 Numerical Analysis
10 Preparation to Reinforcement Requirement by using Geotechnical Parameters
11 Technical Problems
12 Related Softwares (Mat3D, Safe, Plaxis, PcaMats)
13 Related Softwares: Applications (Mat3D)
14 Related Softwares: Applications (Safe, Plaxis, PcaMats)
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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
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
7 gain high level ability to define the required information and data
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. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 20
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 30
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
Assignment 2 10 20
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 20 20
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 145
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.8
dersAKTSKredisi 6