Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Slopes Stability INM 632 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
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

Slope stability is more complex subject and it requires more knowledge and experience. In this lecture it is aimed to put forward the relations with other disciplines and give solution methods which make use of current developments of geotechnical engineering.

Course Content

Formation of slope
Water in slope
Soil slopes and berms
Supplying stability
Probabilistic methods at slope stability

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She can explain the formation of slopes and cuts Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 He/She can distinguish the factors effected the stability of slopes Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
3 He/She can categorize the landslides Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
4 He/She can identify shear resistance parameters with respect to project characteristics. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Testing,
5 He/She can calculate slope stability section given Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Motivations to Show, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
6 He/She can calculate slope stability section using a software Lecture, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Motivations to Show, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
7 He/She can debate precautions which can take versus probable landslide risk Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Identification and definition
2 Formation of slopes and cuts
3 Water in slope
4 Properties of soil and rock
5 Soil slopes
6 Soil slopes
7 Rock slopes
8 Softwares about slope stability
9 Softwares about slope stability
10 Softwares about slope stability
11 Supplying stability
12 New approach to slope problems
13 Probabilistic theory applications at slope stability
14 Probabilistic theory applications at slope stability
Course Notes <p>[1] Yrd.Do&ccedil;.Dr. Ertan BOL, &quot;YAMA&Ccedil;LARIN STABİLİTESİ&quot;, Ders Notları, Power Point Sunuları</p>
Course Resources

[2] Önalp, A., Arel, E., 2004. “Geoteknik Bilgisi II – Yamaç ve Şevlerin Mühendisliği”, Birsen Yayınevi, İstanbul, 414s.

[3] TS 8853-1991, Zeminde Yamaç ve Şevlerin Dengesi ve Hesap Metotları.

[4] Lambe, T.W., and F.Silva-Tulla, 1992. Stability Analysis of an Earth Slope, Spec. Tech., Publication, ASCE No.31.

[5] Duncan, J.M, 1996, Soil Slope Analysis in Landslides.

[6]Chowdhury,R., Flentje,P. and Bhattacharya, G. 2010. Geotechnical Slope Analysis, CRC Press, Balkema, Taylor and Francis Group, 746 pp

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 X
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 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 X
12 ability to interpret engineering application’s social and environmental dimensions and it’s compliance with the social environment X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 15
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 20
2. Ödev 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 15 15
Assignment 2 20 40
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 15 15
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6