Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Found.Engineering INM 608 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. SEDAT SERT
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Course Objective

Foundations and their interaction with soil is very important on design procedure. The reality of ongoing design of foundations without required knowledge showed the importance of the subject after the 1999 earthquakes. In this course it is intended the engineers to have the ability to design shallow and deep foundations by using the right and reasonable way.

Course Content

Presentation of foundation environment, classification of foundations, soil investigations for buildings, bearing capacity of shallow foundations, settlement of shallow foundations, bearing capacity of deep foundations, settlement of deep foundations.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She plans soil investigations. Lecture, Testing,
2 He/She sizes shallow foundations. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
3 He/She sizes deep foundations. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
4 He/She sizes laterally loaded piles. Lecture, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Classification of foundations, foundation environment
2 Soil investigations for buildings
3 Bearing capacity theories for shallow foundations
4 Bearing capacity theories: Meyerhof, Brinch Hansen, Vesic
5 Bearing capacity using in-situ test results
6 Dimensioning of foundations on clay and sand, mat foundations, safe bearing pressure concept
7 Dimensioning of shallow foundations using settlement criteria
8 Settlement of shallow foundations
9 Classification of deep foundations
10 Capacity and settlement of a single pile
11 Capacity of pile groups, group efficiency, settlement of pile groups
12 Pile load tests and interpretations
13 Laterally loaded piles
14 Laterally loaded piles
Course Notes
Course Resources

1) Bowles, J.E., (1996), Foundation Analysis and Design, 5.Edition, McGraw Hill Co., NewYork.
2) Coduto, D.P., (2001), Foundation Design, Prentice Hall.
3) Cernica, J.N., (1995), Geotechnical Engineering: Foundation Design, J. Wiley.
4) Das, B., (1990), Principles of Foundation Engineering, 2nd Ed., PWS-Kent

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
2 ability to complete and implement “limited or incomplete data” by using the scientific methods.
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
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. Ödev 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 20 20
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 151
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.04
dersAKTSKredisi 6