Course Description

Course Code Semester Teoric Credit ECTS
Prerequisite Courses
Recommended Elective Courses
Course Language Türkçe
Level of the Course Yüksek Lisans
Course Type SECMELI
Course Coordinator Doç. Dr. İSA VURAL
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective
Forces acting to the soil structures become different during earthquakes relating to the soil conditions, so design and constructions methods change. Taking precautions and soil improving are necessary for reducing damages in liquefiable and weak soil areas.
Course Content
Introduction-Earthquakes-Seismic risk and damages-Characteristics of stress-Strain and shear resistance-Dynamic soil tests-Soil amplification-Soil liquefaction-Evaluation methods of soil liquefaction-Precautions against liquifiable soils-Foundation design in seismic risk areas-Slope stability in seismic risk areas-Behaviour of retaining walls duing earthquakes-Numerical methods in the geotechnical earthquake engineering-Presentings homeworks.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Teaching Methods Measurement Methods
1 - He/She can design shallow foundations for earthquake conditions. 1 - 4 - C - A -
2 - He/She can make liquefaction analysis by using in situ test data. 1 - 4 - A - C -
3 - He/She can calculate earthquake-induced settlement. 1 - 4 - A - C -
4 - He/She can propose the method of soil improvement technique. 1 - 4 - A - C -
Teaching Methods: 1:Lecture 4:Drilland Practice
Measurement Methods: A:Testing C:Homework

Course Flow

Week Topics Preliminary
1 Introduction
2 Earthquakes-seismic risk and damages
3 Soil investigation
4 Dynamic soil tests (CTX application)
5 Characteristics of stress-strain and shear resistance
6 Soil amplification
7 Soil liquefaction
8 Soil liquefaction
9 Foundation design in seismic risk areas
10 Earthquake induced settlements
11 Slope stability in seismic risk areas
12 Behaviour of retaining walls during earthquakes
13 Soil improvement
14 Presentations


Lecture Notes [1] Assist.Prof.Dr.Sedat Sert, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Lecture Notes
Course Resources [2] Ishihara, K. (1996) Soil Behaviour in Earthquake Geotechnics, Oxford Engineering Science Series, Oxford Science Publications, Clarendon Press, Oxford
[3] TC4 Committee of ISSMFE, (1993). Manual for Zonation on Seismic Geotechnical Hazard. Japan Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering.
[4] Bolt, B.(1995) Earthquakes, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York
[5] Kramer, S.L. (1996) Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Prentice Hall, New Jersey
[6] Youd,L.T. & Idriss, I.M. (1997) Evaluation of Liquefaction Resistance of Soils, Proceedings of the NCEER Workshop, NCEER Technical Report 97-0022, State University of new York at Buffalo, New York
[7] Liam Finn,W.D.(1991) Dynamic Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering Proc. of ASCE Spe.Conf. Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics II. pp523-591.
[8] Japan Society of Civil Engineers (2000) Earthquake Resistant Design Codes in Japan, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Tokyo, Japan
[9] B.M.Das, Principles of Soil Dynamics, 1993.

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Contribution of the Course to Program Outcomes

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution Level
1 2 3 4 5

Evaluation System

Contribution Level Order Percentage of Contribution
AraSinav 1 50
Odev 1 10
Odev 2 10
PerformansGoreviSeminer 1 30
Total 100
The Ratio of the Semester to Success 60
Final to Success Ratio 40
Total 100

ECTS Workload

Activity Sayısı Time (Hour) Total Workload (Hour)
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 10 20
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 10 10
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 140
Total Workload / 25 (h)Toplam İş Yükü /25(s) 5.6
ECTS Credit of the Course 5.6
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