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Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Compulsory
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of practicals per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Osman SİVRİKAYA
Co-Lecturer Prof.Dr. S. Erol ŞADOĞLU., Dr. Lecturer Üyesi Evrim CÜRE
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
It is aimed to provide students with the skills of designing a foundation system and using soil improvement methods by making a soil investigation and preparing a soil survey report for a building.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : have full knowledge about bearing capacity of soils (foundations)1,21
LO - 2 : have full knowledge about site investition.1,21
LO - 3 : design shallow (spread, continuous and mat) foundations.1,21
LO - 4 : preliminary design of deep foundations.1,21
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
Field and soil investigation. Surface foundation types, base pressures and T and M diagrams. Bearing capacity of shallow foundations. Settlement of shallow foundations. Deep foundation types. Bearing capacity of pile foundations. Settlement of pile foundations. Improving soils.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Field and Soil Investigation
 Week 2Field and Soil Investigation
 Week 3Bearing capacity of shallow foundations
 Week 4Bearing capacity of shallow foundations
 Week 5Single Footings
 Week 6Single Footings
 Week 7Strip Footings
 Week 8Strip Footings
 Week 9Mid-term exam
 Week 10Combined Footings
 Week 11Mat Foundations
 Week 12Settlement in Shallow Foundation
 Week 13Deep Foundations
 Week 14Bearing Capacity of Deep Foundations
 Week 15Settlement in Deep Foundations
 Week 16End-of-term exam
Textbook / Material
1Uzuner, B. A. 2006. Temel Mühendisliğine Giriş, Derya Kitabevi,Trabzon.
2Sivrikaya, O. 2021. Temel İnşaatı-I ve II, Birsen Yayınevi, İstanbul.
Recommended Reading
1Sivrikaya, O., Toğrol, E. 2019. Arazi Deneyleri ve Geoteknik Tasarımı, Birsen Yayınevi, İstanbul
2Doğangün, A., 2007. Betonarme Yapıların Hesap ve Tasarımı, Birsen Yayinevi, İstanbul.
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 2 50
End-of-term exam 16 2 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 4 14 56
Sınıf dışı çalışma 1 14 14
Arasınav için hazırlık 4 1 4
Arasınav 1 1 1
Dönem sonu sınavı 4 1 4
Diğer 1 2 1 2
Diğer 2 2 1 2
Total work load83