Design of Dams (CE405) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Design of Dams CE405 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CE 311 Soil Mechanics
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yakup DARAMA
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To teach the design and construction of dam types
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To be able to understand the hydraulic part for design
  • To be able to understand the differences between dam types
  • To be able to design the various of dams
  • To be able to understand the materials' types on the design of dams
  • To be able to calculate the stability of dams
Course Content Introduction to soil and rock type, earth-fill dams, seepage through dams, rock-fill dams, RCC, arch dams, membrane-faced dams, design of grout curtain, spillways, diversion tunnels and slope stability of dams.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Geologic works Spillways Research for related topics
2 Introduction to Dam types Research for related topics
3 Barajlarda kullanılan malzemeler Research for related topics
4 Diversion tunnels Slipways Research for related topics
5 Earth fill dams Research for related topics
6 Earth fill dams Research for related topics
7 Rock-fill dams Research for related topics
8 Seepage through to fill dams Research for related topics
9 Curtain grouting Research for related topics
10 Stability of dams Research for related topics
11 Roller compacted dams Research for related topics
12 Asphalt faced dams Research for related topics
13 Concrete faced dams Research for related topics
14 New dam types Research for related topics
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Course Book 1. Design of Small Dams, U. S. Government Printing Office; Third edition (November 30, 1987
Other Sources 2. Library, web and related company (DSİ)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and engineering and an ability to apply these knowledge to solve Civil engineering problems.
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints
3 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems.
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications
6 Ability to carry out independent research in the field and to report the results of the research effectively and be able to present the research results at scientific meetings.
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues.
8 Ability to effectively use knowledge in the field to work in disciplinary/multidisciplinary teams and the skill to lead these teams
9 Consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning,ability for continuous renovation and monitoring the developments on science and technology and awareness on entrepreneurship and innovation
10 Professional and ethical responsibility to gather and interpret data, apply and announce solutions to Civil Engineering problems.
11 An ability to investigate, improve social connections and their conducting norms with a critical view and act to change them when necessary.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 150