Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
20150102008101CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS LABORATORYCompulsory486
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the behavior, constitutive properties and testing of engineering materials
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Engin Yener
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding the material properties that are used in engineering
2Understanding the material properties that are used in engineering
3Conducting the standard tests on materials
4Conducting the standard tests on materials
5Getting knowledge about the high technology instruments that are used in engineering testing
6Getting knowledge about the high technology instruments that are used in engineering testing
7Studying and making tests in cooperation with the students from other engineering disciplines
8Studying and making tests in cooperation with the students from other engineering disciplines
9Presentation of laboratory test results as a cooperative study report
10Presentation of laboratory test results as a cooperative study report
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The general behavior of engineering materials and their effect on various applications in engineering are discussed. The course also introduces students to common methods of testing for properties of materials, testing equipment, and the interpretation and presentation of data. The laboratory assignments are designed to provide the students with an opportunity to study the actual behavior of materials such as steel, concrete, wood and asphalt as applied to civil engineering problems. The Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards are used throughout the course.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Testing of materials, significance of testing materials, standard specifications and standardizing agencies, properties of engineering materialsOrientation, lab. visit
2Mechanical behavior of engineering materials, fundamental definitions, stress-strain diagramsDetermination of stress-strain diagram of steel
3Elasticity, plasticity, energy capacityCasting mortar prisms for strength tests
4Analysis of data, variations in data, data grouping, sampling and errors, correlation, quality control chartsDetermination of 7-day old compressive and tensile strength of mortars
5Presentation of test results, how to prepare a laboratory report, oral presentationAggregate tests
6Testing procedures, types and purposes of mechanical tests.Aggregate tests (cntd.)
7Selection and preparation of specimens, testing apparatus, measurementsDetermination of 28-day compressive strength of mortars
8Mid-term exam
9Testing machines and instruments, types of testing machinesCasting concrete specimens
10Linear measurement apparatus, strain gaugesAsphalt tests
11Characteristics of tests, static tension, static compressionSoil tests
12Static shear, static bendingDetermination of modulus of elasticity, stress-strain diagram of concrete
13Hardness, impactCompressive and tensile strength determination of concrete, non destructive testing
Recommended or Required Reading
1) The Testing of Engineering Materials, H.E. Davis, G.E. Troxell and G.F.W. Hauck, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1964. 2) The Science and Technology of Civil Engineering Materials, J. F. Young; S. Mindess; R.J. Gray and A. Bentur, Prentice Hall, 1998. 3) Civil Engineering Materials, S. Somayaji, Prentice Hall, NJ, 1995. 4) Design and Control of Concrete Mixture, Portland Cement Association, USA, 1979.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination150
Post Quiz450
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination150
Quiz350
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Quiz717
Experiment7428
Self Study14684
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Post Quiz717
Individual Study for Quiz7321
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)170
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