Structures Laboratory has a total area of 391 m2. It houses a 51 m2 strong floor and a 4 m high reaction frame. The laboratory has a quickly expanding testing equipment inventory, which currently includes;
The laboratory also holds licences to various software used extensively in research, including ANSYS, SAP2000, ETABS, SAFE, LABVIEW and X-MODAL
Geotechnics Laboratory was established in 2007. Total area of laboratory approximately 74 m2 . Most fundamental soil mechanic experiments can be done in this laboratory, such as Water Content, Plastic Limit, Liquid Limit, Particle Size Analysis, Specific Gravity, Direct Shear Test, One Dimensional Compression Test, CBR, Permeability Test.
Materials of Construction Laboratory shares a total closed area of 391 m2 with Structural Mechanics Laboratory. The facilities and equipments are summarized below:
Experimental studies are also supported by the facilities of Center for Materials Research where SEM, XRF, XRD, DTA, TGA, BET etc. analyses can be performed.
Current research projects are focused on the pozzolanic properties of perlite, chemical admixtures in self-consolidating cementitious materials and robustness of self-consolidating concrete.
Hydromechanics laboratory has a 3000 m2 covered main hall and two 90 m2 auxiliary halls. There are two underground reservoirs storing 800 m3 of water and two pumping stations each having 300 lt/s capacity to rise water to elevated constant head tanks and to the supply pipes.
Most of the covered area of the main hall is reserved for hydraulic model studies conducted in the laboratory. There are basic experimental facilities used in the scientific research and the undergraduate student experiments. Some of the currently running experimental facilities are horizontal channels, tilting channels, wave channel, sediment channel, pipeline systems, water hammer setup, spillways, intake vortex and gate downpull test setups.
Besides classical flow measuring structures and equipment, electronic force, pressure and acceleration transducers, Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters, ultrasound flow meters, ultrasound bed level profilers and computerized data acquisition systems are also available. Laboratory has its machine shop for hydraulic model construction.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools are used in preliminary design, preparation for experimental studies and sometimes to cover tests which are difficult on physical models. There is a computer lab with high performance desktop computers for the CFD simulations. Commercial FLUENT and Flow-3D software are also available in our laboratory for numerical simulations.