This is an introduction course to Civil Engineering profession that provides students with primary principles and fundamental concepts of Civil Engineering discipline. This course includes some general introductory information on major specialty areas of Civil Engineering, historical perspectives, current status, and future challenges of the discipline and an introduction to the profession and its applications.
The course introduces the fundamentals of statics within the field of engineering mechanics and provide a background for structural analysis of civil engineering systems. This course covers: rigid body mechanics, free body diagram in equilibrium position and static equilibrium equations for rigid body systems, finding the centroids of different geometric shapes, moments of inertia, analysis of trusses and beams, and defining distributed, normal and shear forces.
This course covers the motion of moving solids, and the relation between speed, momentum and force. Topics covered include particle dynamics, linear and curvilinear motion, combination of motions, Newton’s laws, propulsion, momentum and angular momentum, solid dynamics, kinematics, Euler’s laws, and work and energy calculations.
This course is the keystone of civil engineering education and includes rigid bodies (equivalent systems of forces); analysis of two-dimensional trusses; normal and shear forces and moment diagrams in one-dimensional structures; mechanical properties: static and dynamic loading; plastic stresses and strains due to axial and shear loading and bending and torsional moments; transformations of stress and strain; multidimensional stress-strain relations; stresses due to combined loading; failure criteria; deflection of beams; elastic stability; statically indeterminate members, columns; Hook’s Law; Mohr’s circle; critical buckling loads.
This course gives the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and their application to engineering problems and includes the study of behavior of viscous and non-viscous fluids at rest and in motion through development and application of the principles of fluid statics, continuity, energy, momentum, similitude, and dimensional analysis. The topics covered in this course throughout the semester include fluid statics; kinematics of fluid flow: continuity equation, stream function, ir-rotational flow velocity potential; fluid dynamics: flow of viscous fluids; newtonian fluids, simple laminar flow systems, turbulence, flow in pipes as well as selected subjects from compressible flow, open channel flow, boundary layer theory.
This course is an introduction to the basic building materials, components and methods of production for these materials: lime, gypsum, hydraulic cements, mineral aggregates, concrete, clay products, ferrous metals, polymers, bituminous materials and timber. Illustration of their applications in engineering. Also, the course includes; physical, mechanical and durability properties of fresh and hardened concrete, steel wood and asphalt. Load-time deformation characteristics of materials. Students have the opportunity to experience material capacity and behavior as well as construction methods in demonstrations and lab experiments. Laboratory sessions consist of experiments on cementing materials, aggregates, concrete, masonry.
Engineering graphics and design course includes the computer-aided design steps using AutoCAD program. During the semester after the content and the commands of the program are introduced, two-dimensional drawing, dimensioning methods, and then three-dimensional drawing techniques will be taught. Implementation of the program will be made more effective for students with application lessons, assignment, and final project.
This course includes types of structures, supports and loads. Idealization of structure and loads, analysis of determinate trusses, beams, plane frames and arches. This course is also interested in principles of equilibrium for determining reactions, bending moments and shear diagrams;Influence lines and matrix methods of structural analysis. Introduction to computer programs and use of program packages for structural analysis.
This course introduces the basic principles of soil mechanics and its applications to foundation systems design. To understand basic behavior of soils, the basic principles of statics and mechanics are used during the lectures. This course includes basic properties of soils, soil classification, soil structure, moisture effects, capillarity, one- and two-dimensional flow, coefficient of permeability, compressibility and consolidation, stress, deformation and strength characteristics, stress distribution and analysis, effective stress principle, pore pressure parameters, drained shear behavior, strength principles, lateral earth pressure, slope stability and bearing capacity. and relevant laboratory experiments.
This course gives the basic principles for reinforced concrete design of structures based on mechanical behavior of concrete and structural steel. The course shows behavior of reinforced concrete elements under different natural and physical conditions and under normal force, shear, moment and torsion and relevant analysis for members under combined flexure and axial load or axially loaded, structural safety limits. Additionally, the course covers the fundamental analysis of beams, columns and slabs (analysis and design of a cross section) as well as design of reinforced concrete beams, floor systems and columns. Use of Turkish Standard for Reinforced Concrete Design ‘TS-500’ will be introduced to the students. Besides, the design codes of the American Concrete Institute for reinforced concrete buildings will be considered.
An introduction to the principles of hydrology, hydraulics and water resources,planning for design and analysis of systems concerned with the use and control of water, storage, water transmission; design of open channels and pressure conduits. Additonally, the course covers analysis and design of piping systems, pumps, open channel systems, weirs, and gradually varying flow systems.
This course covers transportation and traffic engineering in general with the emphasis on capacity analysis and traffic control devices. The two fundamental topics covered are: i) Highway planning; basis for planning, geometric design of highways, testing and specifications of paving materials and ii) Traffic engineering; traffic characteristics, theory of traffic flow, highway capacity.
This course uses the basic principles of soil mechanics to design various foundation systems such that application of soil mechanics and other related techniques to design of foundation will be covered in detail includingbearing capacity, settlement, and stress distribution in soil site investigation, design of deep and shallow foundations, bracing retaining structures as well as methods for site and soil exploration; and additionally case studies.
This course aims at providing the students with the knowledge on the basic concepts and applications in environmental engineering and acquainting them with environmental pollution which is one of the most important problems the modern world has to face with. Efficient use of water supply sources, transmission and distribution networks, wastewater collection systems, collection, treatment and disposal of solid and liquid waste material and recycling methods are among the main topics.
This is one of the most important design courses throughout the undergraduate courses. This course covers mechanical behavior and material properties of structural steel, design of steel structures, allowable stress design approach, introduction to use of Turkish standards, Eurocodes and AISC codes. The concepts of structural steel including connections, tension members, compression members, beams and beam-columns, beams and girders as well as bolted-welted connections will be given. Design of frames, trusses, industrial buildings and serviceability will be discussed.
This course gives the fundamental principles of geotechnical design using geosynthetic materials and their application to engineering problems and includes the description of Geosynthetic Materials and their types: Geotextiles, Geogrids, Geonets, Geomembranes; Functional and Mechanical properties of Geosynthetics; the study of Physical, Mechanical, Hydraulic and Endurance Properties and Test Methods for the Evalutions of these Properties; Cost, conformity and availability of these materials in the market; Fundamental principles and methods of geotechnical design using Geosynthetics and techniques for engineering evaluations based on functional properties of the materials as well as based on Technical Specifications.
This course aims at providing civil engineering students with the basics of earthquake engineering and dynamic analysis of structures. Topics include: Single and Multi Degree of Freedom Systems (SDOF-MDOF), free, damped and forced vibration. Modal Superposition and Response Spectrum Approach. Time and Frequency domain analyis.
Chracteristics of earthquakes, magnitude, intensity, focus and epicenter. Source of earthquakes, plate theory, fault and different fault mechanisms, seismicity of Turkey. Resonance, time and frequency domain analysis of earthquake forces, introduction to Turkish Earthquake Design Code. State of the art control systems and dampers, base isolation.
Using overall theoretical knowledge and background obtained through courses taken during undergraduate classes, each student is supposed to work on either a design, application or in a research & development project and is expected to search literature and reach the necessary background information during this first part of Capstone Project and is required to finish the outline and the content of the project will be completed at the end of the next semester in the second part of this Capstone class. This course provides students to study the applications of civil engineering concepts to design processes; using software programs, researching, discussing developing solutions for engineering problems. In the end of the course, emphasis will be on oral and written presentations.
The course covers the same concepts of the CE 491, with further information. That is why, this course provides students to improve their studies on the applications of civil engineering concepts to design processes; using software programs, researching, discussing developing solutions for engineering problems. In the end of the course, emphasis will be on oral and written presentations. At the end of this course, project design must be completed and oral and written presentations should be made.