In this laboratory, mechanical and physical properties of aggregates are tested in order to determine their quality for the standards. Laboratory equipments are Los Angeles drum to determine abrassion resistance, impact strength test equipment, a crusher for sample preparation, gravel screen and several other apparatus. Physical property tests including particule size distribution determination (sieve analysis, fine materials), particle shape determination, Los Angeles abrassion resistance, aggregate abrassion resistance against impact, flakiness index, resistance to freezing, specific gravity and water absorption, grading of sands and gravels, unit weight and pore space, crushability index etc are carried out in this labaratory. In order to test the briquetting quality of Turkish coals there are also several testing apparatus in the laboratory.
Laboratory Manager :
Prof. Dr. Orhan Kural