• Laboratoires 
  • Structural and Earthquake Engineering Laboratory
  • Structural Material Laboratory
  • Hydraulic Laboratory
  • Transportation Laboratory
  • Geotechnics Laboratory
  • Steel Laboratory


The Structural and Earthquake Engineering Laboratory provides many opportunities for Civil Engineering students to practically apply the knowledge they have learned theoretically throughout their education life. The laboratory, which is of great importance for scientific research carried out in the current situation, plays an active role in the execution of many national and international projects. Some of the equipment in the laboratory and its inventory are given below.


‍In this department, various engineering materials used for bearing purposes such as cement, steel, concrete, wood, and non-bearing purposes such as water, heat and sound insulation, used in various infrastructure and superstructures are studied. It is a science that researches and develops the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of these materials, and provides information on material selection so that they can be used appropriately in the building. The fields of study of this department are to determine the strength of materials under various conditions, their weaknesses, to eliminate these weaknesses if possible, to determine their granulometry if they are to be used in a mixture, to determine their standards, and to design and produce new materials. All the properties researched and examined on materials in the Department of Construction Materials are determined in the Construction Materials Laboratories as a result of standardized experimental studies.


‍Hydraulic Laboratory within Civil Engineering offers the opportunity to perform experiments at the undergraduate level and to conduct experimental work for graduate students in the scopes of Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics and Hydrology courses. Apart from the experimental equipment, comprehensive information about dam elements and water discharge in dams can be explained within the scope of Water Resources Engineering course through the Keban Dam model with water circulation in the laboratory. Some of the equipment in the laboratory and its inventory are given below.


Intended Use: Our Department's Transportation Laboratory is used for following purposes:

●      assisting undergraduate and graduate courses,

●      conducting research/reviews,

●      realization of project and thesis experimental studies.

What is Taught to the Students: The Transportation Laboratory is adequately equipped to teach the students the following sub-titles of the subjects included in the undergraduate and graduate courses practically:

●      materials used in flexible pavements and their tests,

●      volumetric mix design methods,

●      construction phases of road pavements and

●      determination of deterioration in road pavements.

In our laboratory, there are many test equipment that allow the basic and comprehensive experiments applied in the field of transportation to be carried out. The main ones of these devices are shown in the table below.

Test Equipment Intended Use
Micro-Deval Abrasion Determination of aggregate wear percentage
Los Angeles Abrasion Determination of aggregate wear percentage
Softening Point Determination of consistency of bituminous binder
Penetration Determination of consistency of bituminous binder
Ductility Determination of the ductility of the bituminous binder
Rotational Viscometer Determination of yield strength of bituminous binder
Vialit Determination of adhesion between aggregate and bitumen
California Stripping Test Determination of adhesion between aggregate and bitumen
Temperature controlled high shear mixer Bitumen modification
Superpave Gyratory Compactor Volumetric Mix Design
Indirect Tensile Strength Determination of moisture resistance of bituminous hot mixtures
Hamburg Whell Tracking Determination of rutting resistance of bituminous hot mixes
Accelarated Pavement Tester Determination of deterioration patterns of pavement layers
Dynamic triaxial compression test Determination of dynamic behavior of pavement layers under cyclic loads






Soil Mechanics Laboratory is located on an area of more than 220 m2 and has all the necessary equipment for undergraduate and postgraduate education and research in the fields of soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Soil Mechanics Laboratory has the capacity to conduct modern soil mechanics experiments in accordance with national and international standards. In this laboratory, research and applications are carried out and consultancy services are provided under the supervision of faculty members, research assistants and laboratory staffs specialized in Geotechnical Engineering. Some of the equipment available in the Soil Mechanics lab is shown below:


The Steel Laboratory offers experimental work to undergraduate and graduate civil engineering students. Thanks to the experimental studies, many national and international projects  and academic studies are carried out. The images of the test equipment in the laboratory are given below.


The steps to be taken for the use of laboratories affiliated to the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of Süleyman Demirel University are as follows:

For the Faculty Members and Students of our Department;

  • If the "Laboratory Use Request Form" found at the link is approved by the laboratory supervisor, the dates of the study will be determined in accordance with the current laboratory work schedule and other necessary The fields are filled and first signed by the researcher/student who will carry out the study and their advisor.
  • Afterwards, if the information in the relevant document is deemed appropriate, this document is signed by the "Assistant Instructor", "Responsible Instructor" and "Head of the Department" respectively.
  • In addition, the document named “Laboratory Safety Rules” in the same link above is read by the researcher/student and supervisor who will use the laboratory, and each page is initialed.

For Faculty Members and Students who are outside of our department and want to use our laboratories;

  • During the application, the “Laboratory Researcher Petition Sample” in the link is filled in on behalf of himself and his students by the faculty member/researcher who will use the laboratory in accordance with the purpose of use and its annexes to the Department of Civil Engineering are attached. submitted together with the petition. The annexes of the relevant petition are "Laboratory Use Request Form" and "Laboratory Safety Rules" documents.
  • The steps to be followed for filling in the "Laboratory Use Request Form" and "Laboratory Safety Rules" documents are available in detail in the "For Faculty Members and Students of Our Department" heading above.

If the applications made are approved by the department chair and the relevant department, all documents with wet signatures can be submitted as a copy to the Civil Engineering Department Secretariat and the responsible of the laboratory to be used, and work can be carried out in the laboratories within the specified date ranges.