Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Numerical Methods In Geotechnical Modeling INM 610 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses <p>INM 533 GEOTECHNICAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING</p>
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. SEDAT SERT
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Course Objective

Introducing programs and principles of numerical analysis method widely used in solving geotechnical problems. It is aimed to give students the ability of application to various engineering problems with FLAC 2D, and to use general purpose package program.

Course Content

Approaches to solution of geotechnical problems by numerical methods. Numerical solution methods. Determination of problem and selection of appropriate solution method. Identification of parameters to be used in numerical analysis. Determination and selection of geotechnical parameters to be used in numerical analysis. Establishment of static model. Identification of the analysis steps of the established numerical model. Static analyzes. Establishing the dynamic model. Identification of the analysis steps of the established numerical model. Dynamic analyzes. Verification of analysis results.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Determination of geotechnical problem and selection of appropriate solution method Lecture, Oral Exam,
2 Determination of geotechnical parameters to be used in numerical analysis, selection and establishment of static-dynamic model Lecture, Question-Answer, Homework, Project / Design,
3 Verification of analysis results Drilland Practice, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction, approaches to solving geotechnical problems with numerical methods
2 Numerical solution methods and applications of geotechnical problems
3 Selection of appropriate solution method in geotechnical problems
4 Identification of parameters to be used in numerical analysis.
5 Determination and selection of geotechnical parameters to be used in numerical analysis.
6 Establishment of a static numerical model with FLAC.
7 Identification of static numerical analysis steps with FLAC.
8 Static analysis with FLAC (Application).
9 Midterm
10 Establishing a dynamic numeric model with FLAC
11 Defining Dynamic Numerical Analysis Stages with FLAC
12 Dynamic analysis with FLAC (Application)
13 Dynamic analysis with FLAC (Application)
14 Verification of analysis results
Course Notes <p>1- FLAC 2D, User&rsquo;s Manual-Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua, Itasca Consulting Group, Minnesota,2008.<br /> 2- PLAXIS, User&rsquo;s Manual,2008.<br /> 3- SHAKE 2000, User&rsquo;s Manual, 2000.</p>
Course Resources

1- KRAMER, S.L., “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering”, William J. Hole, Prentice-Hall International Series, London, 168-199, 1996.

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 14 14
Performance Task (Application) 1 16 16
Final examination 1 18 18
Total Workload 144
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.76
dersAKTSKredisi 6