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Concrete Laboratory

Concrete Laboratory is used in educational and research studies at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. The laboratory has equipment for mixing concrete, preparing and compacting samples, curing and testing fresh and hardened concrete properties. The tests are carried out in accordance with Turkish Standards. The laboratory is approximately 65 m2.


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Other Equipment List: 

  • Slump set
  • Spreading table
  • Unit weight container
  • Air meter in fresh concrete
  • Vibration table
  • Poker type vibrator
  • Concrete pocket penetrometer
  • Fume hood
  • Sulfur melting crucible
  • Ultrasonic speed measuring device
  • Compressors
  • Concrete cutting device


Construction Materials Laboratory

Construction Materials Laboratory consists of aggregate and cement laboratories which can be used in undergraduate and graduate academic studies. The laboratory is approximately 155 square meters.


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Aggregate Equipment List

  • Splitter set
  • Length determination apparatus
  • Flatness determination apparatus
  • Shape index caliper
  • Grid sieve set
  • Flatness sieve set
  • Sand equivalent test set
  • Methylene blue test set
  • Los Angeles device
  • Micro-deval device
  • Vertical type surface wear device
  • Abraham Cone and Knocker
  • Aggregate fracture test
  • Aggregate impact test
  • Specific gravity table
  • Electronic Precision Scales
  • Aggregate sieve assembly
  • Sieve shaker

Cement Equipment List

  • Blaine tool
  • Le Chatelier bottle
  • Automatic wicket tool
  • Spreading table
  • Marsh funnel
  • Clay Scales
  • Le Chatelier pattern and bath
  • Three-eyed prism molds (40mm × 40mm × 160mm)
  • Three cube molds (50mm)
  • Cement samples crushing heads (for 40mm and 50mm cube)
  • Cement paste-mortar water impermeability tester


Soil Laboratory

Soil Mechanics Laboratory is established on a total area of 72 square meters and has a capacity of 25 people. In addition to the applications of soil mechanics courses and graduation projects, scientific studies are carried out at international standards.


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Soil Mechanics Tests

  • Static and Dynamic Simple Shear Tests
  • Direct and Residual Shear tests
  • Static and Dynamic Triaxial Pressure and Tensile Tests (Monotonic and Cyclic Triaxial Tests)
  • Unconfined Compression test
  • Consolidation test
  • Hydraulic Conductivity Test (Permeability test)
  • Sieve analysis
  • Hydrometer Test (Hydrometer test)
  • Liquid limit and Plastic limit tests
  • Standard and Modified Proctor tests
  • California Bearing Ratio test
  • Specific Gravity test
  • Maximum and minimum void ratio determination
  • Water content determination.

Other Equipment List

  • Floor sieve assembly
  • Sieve shaker
  • Liquid limit instrument
  • Shrinkage limit test set
  • Plastic limit test set
  • Hydrometer test set
  • Standard proctor mold
  • Modified proctor mold
  • Standard Proctor Knob
  • Modified proctor rammer
  • Universal sample extraction jack
  • CBR Mold
  • Intermediate distance disc
  • Perforated Surcharge Weight
  • Slotted surcharge weight
  • Deformation clock
  • Inflatable plate
  • Inflatable three feet
  • Inflatable tank
  • Sand cone set 6 ’’ plastic
  • Proctor Penetrometer
  • Automatic proctor hammer
  • Electronic scales
  • Slump test test


Surveying Laboratory

Surveying is the technique of determining the relative position of different features on, above or beneath the surface of the earth by means of direct or indirect measurements and finally representing them on a sheet of paper known as plan or map.

CE 262 Surveying lecture is composed by theoretical and practical work. Theoretical part is performed in the classroom while practical work part in performed via surveying land in Yeditepe’ campus area.

Traverse points established on university campus. Traverse edges and angles between them are measured by students through modern technical devices (Total Station). Coordinate of traverse points are calculated by students using surveying results. Leveling is done between traverse points. Elevation of traverse points are calculated according to see level via levelling instrument. From the plans, sections, and maps prepared by surveying, the area and volume of a particular plot of land can be calculated.

Importance of Surveying

The knowledge of surveying is advantageous in many phases of engineering. Surveying is of vital importance in any engineering project. Some of the basic importance of Surveying is discussed below.

  • The first necessity in surveying is to prepare a plan and a section of an area to be covered by the project. From these prepared maps and sections the best possible alignment, amount of earthwork and other necessary details depending upon the nature of the project can be calculated.
  • The planning and design of all Civil Engineering projects such as railways, highways, tunneling, irrigation, dams, reservoirs, waterworks, sewerage works, airfields, ports, massive buildings, etc. are based upon surveying measurements.
  • During execution of the project of any magnitude is constructed along the lines and points established by surveying.
  • The measurement of land and the fixation of its boundaries cannot be done without surveying.
  • The economic feasibility of the engineering feasibility of a project cannot be properly ascertained without undertaking a survey work.
  • The execution of hydrographic and oceanographic charting and mapping requires.

Surveying is used to prepare a topographic map of a land surface of the earth.



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