Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZTM315SOIL MECHANICSElective353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to teach student soil physical parameters along with soil- tool mechanics which is the foundation of the soil tillage. After comprehension of soil physical parameters students will learn soil stresses. Students will be learning soil cutting mechanics along with the effects of soil compaction due to heavy tillage tools. Finally students will learn how to predict the draft of soil tillage machineries.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Engin ÇAKIR
Learning Outcomes
1To learn the importance of “Soil Mechanics” in soil tillage systems.
2To comprehend soil stresses
3To learn soil cutting mechanics
4To learn soil compaction caused by soill tillage machineries
5To learn how to predict the draft of soil tillage machineries
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
.1. Soil physicial parameters 2. Soil classifications 3. Soil stresses 4. Soil cutting 5. Soil compactions 6. Models to predict the draft of soil tillage machineries
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introductions to soil mechanics
2Soil physicial parameters- 1
3Soil physicial parameters- 2
4Soil classifications
5Measurement methods of Soil physicial parameters- 1
6Measurement methods of Soil physicial parameters- 2
7Soil Stresses – Mohr Stress Circle
8MIDTERM
9Soil cutting – Flat knife
10Soil cutting – Angled knife
11Soil Strength
12Measurement methods of Soil strength
13Soil compaction
14Prediction the draft of soil tillage machineries
15Models to predict the draft of soil tillage machineries
16 FİNAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Agricultural Machines, Theory and Construction. 1972. H. Bernacki, J. Haman, Cz. Kanafojski. Warsaw, Poland, 2. Soil Cutting & Tillage, Mckyes A.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the sections of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation".
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Individual Study for Homework Problems8216
Individual Study for Mid term Examination10330
Individual Study for Final Examination10440
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO15 5 1  2 24351 
LO2414 2  2 32341 
LO3533 3  2 23231 
LO4435 3  3 24251 
LO5514 3  2 45451 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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