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  Course Description
Course Name : drilling technique

Course Code : J 306

Course Type : Compulsory

Level of Course : First Cycle

Year of Study : 3

Course Semester : Spring (16 Weeks)

ECTS : 3

Name of Lecturer(s) : Asst.Prof.Dr. TOLGA ÇAN

Learning Outcomes of the Course : Has the knowledge of the geology of groundwater data collection.
Gains the ability for the appropriate selection and the evaluatiion of drilling management related to engineering projects.

Mode of Delivery : Face-to-Face

Prerequisites and Co-Prerequisites : None

Recommended Optional Programme Components : None

Aim(s) of Course : To teach drilling methods and applications in geological engineering evaluation of the data obtained from boreholes.

Course Contents : Drilling methods and applications in geological engineering evaluation of the data obtained from boreholes.

Language of Instruction : Turkish

Work Place : Faculty classroom

  Course Outline /Schedule (Weekly) Planned Learning Activities
Week Subject Student's Preliminary Work Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
1 The importance of drilling engineering applications, development and history. Literature review Presentation
2 Drilling main operations; excavation unloading, handling and power transfer. Drilling depth, hole diameter and the classification according to their purposes. Literatüre review presentation
3 The classification of drilling according to the methods; percussion drilling. Literature review Presentation
4 Principles of rotary drilling,the elements of drilling, transportation and circulation of an array Literature review Presentation
5 Drilling fluids, straight and reverse circulation drilling, pneumatic, rotary and turbo test hill Literature review Presentation
6 Rotary drilling tools, drills, reamers and aids. Literature review Presentation
7 Classification and identification of rock and soil in geological engineering studies. Literature review Presentation
8 Mid-term exam Exam Preparation Written Exam
9 The planning of geotechnical aimed drilling , data collection.Construction drilling and geotechnical investigation. Literature review Presentation
10 The experiments in basic drillings and the bearing capacity of shallow foundations with SPT and CPT experiments. Literature review Presentation
11 Mining drillings and machinery underground excavation. Literature review Presentation
12 Water well drilling, design, piping, insulation, gravelling, washing, development and water efficiency tests Literature review Presentation
13 Injection drilling and injection operations Literature review Presentation
14 The capacity of drilling equipment . Literature review Presentation
15 Drilling work efficiency and difficulties (circulatory disorders, collapse, swelling, melting, vertical deviation) Literatüre review presentation
16/17 Final Exam Preparation Written Exam

  Required Course Resources
Resource Type Resource Name
Recommended Course Material(s)  Sondaj Yöntemleri ve Uygulamaları, Atilla YALÇIN
 Uygulamalı Jeoteknik Bilgiler, Reşat ULUSAY
Required Course Material(s)

  Assessment Methods and Assessment Criteria
Semester/Year Assessments Number Contribution Percentage
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 60
    Homeworks/Projects/Others 8 40
Total 100
Rate of Semester/Year Assessments to Success 40
Final Assessments 100
Rate of Final Assessments to Success 60
Total 100

  Contribution of the Course to Key Learning Outcomes
# Key Learning Outcome Contribution*
1 Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. 3
2 Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications 3
3 Uses the information technology effectively. 3
4 Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results. 4
5 Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups 5
6 Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. 3
7 Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date 4
8 Uses Fundamental Geological information, having necessary information in Mathematical and Natural sciences and employs theoretical and applied information in these areas in engineering solutions. 3
9 Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications 5
10 Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. 5
11 Has an awareness of entrepreneuring and innovative subjects; knows and finds solutions for the new century 3
12 Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. 4
13 Realizes the social effects of identified solutions for geological problems. 4
14 Identifies, defines, formulizes and solves engineering problems. Chooses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose. 5
15 Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards 3
16 Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language 4
17 Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications 5
18 Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. 5
19 Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously. 2
* Contribution levels are between 0 (not) and 5 (maximum).

  Student Workload - ECTS
Works Number Time (Hour) Total Workload (Hour)
Course Related Works
    Class Time (Exam weeks are excluded) 14 2 28
    Out of Class Study (Preliminary Work, Practice) 14 2 28
Assesment Related Works
    Homeworks, Projects, Others 8 2 16
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 2 2
    Final Exam 1 2 2
Total Workload: 76
Total Workload / 25 (h): 3.04
ECTS Credit: 3