• Course Information
  • Course Title Code Semester Laboratory+Practice (Hour) Pool Type ECTS
    Aggregates INS572 FALL-SPRING 3+0 E 6
    Learning Outcomes
    1-Recognize aggregate types and distinguish areas of use
    2-Classify physical properties of different types of aggregates
    3-Choose the resource of aggregates in the field and recognize aggregate production
    4-Understand the role and importance of aggregate in construction sector
  • ActivityPercentage


    NumberTime (Hours)Total Workload (hours)
    Course Duration (Weeks x Course Hours)14342
    Classroom study (Pre-study, practice)14228
    Short-Term Exams (exam + preparation) 0000
    Midterm exams (exam + preparation)3013030
    Laboratory 0000
    Final exam (exam + preparation) 3013030
    Other 0000
    Total Workload (hours)   180
    Total Workload (hours) / 30 (s)     6 ---- (6)
    ECTS Credit   6
  • Course Content
  • Week Topics Study Metarials
    1 General information about the course and definition of the lesson,
    2 Aggregate types and supply,
    3 Physical and mechanical properties of aggregates,
    4 Alterations in aggregates,
    5 Precautions for alteration,
    6 Field studies,
    7 Laboratory tests for aggregates,
    8 Midterm exams
    9 Aggregate competencies and standards,
    10 Usage areas,
    11 Selection of aggregates according to application area
    12 Importance of aggregates in concrete and mortar production,
    13 Importance of aggregate in dam engineering,
    14 Importance of aggregate in transportation,
    15 Other applications in the construction industry,
    Prerequisites -
    Language of Instruction Turkish
    Coordinator Prof. Dr. Ender SARIFAKIOĞLU

    1-)Profesör Dr Ender Sarıfakıoğlu

    Assistants Describe the aggregate types and physical properties required for engineering structures; to provide information about the supply of aggregates in the field; to give information about usage of aggregates (in concrete and mortar) and alterations that may occur in aggregates
    Resources 1. Colis, L. and Fox R.A (eds), 1985. Aggregates: Sand, Gravel and Crushed Rock Aggregates For Construction Purposes. Geological Society of London, Engineering Geology Special Publication No:1 , London. 2. Şimşek, 0., 2007. Yapı Malzemesi 1 (2. Baskı). Beta Yayınevi, Ankara. 3. Bazant, Z.P.,1985 Mechanics of Geomaterials: Rocks, Concretes, Solis, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, New York, USA 4. TS EN 699. 2009. Doğal yapı taşları?inceleme ve laboratuvar deney yöntemleri. Türk Standartları Enstitüsü Yayını, Ankara. 5. Erdoğan, T., 2009. Materials of Construction. METU Press, Ankara.
    Supplementary Book -
    Goals Aggregate types, physical properties, usage areas, field supply areas, alterations and standards.
    Content -
  • Program Learning Outcomes
  • Program Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
    1 Acquires information by carrying out scientific research in the field of Civil Engineering, evaluates the findings and makes comments 4
    2 Complements the restricted or incomplete information and applies it, unifies the multidisciplinary information 4
    3 Designs and implements a system meeting the requirements in the field of Civil Engineering 5
    4 Makes an interpretation of a problem in the field of Civil Engineering, develops models for solutions and applies innovative methods in these solutions 5
    5 Has comprehensive knowledge on the contemporary applied method and techniques used in the field of Civil Engineering and their limitations 4
    6 Undertakes and implements analytic, simulation or experimental types of research and has the ability to solve the complex problems encountered there 4
    7 Can participate and assume responsibility in multidisciplinary task forces -
    8 Observes the scientific, professional and ethical rules during data collection, its introduction and interpretation -
    9 Be aware of recent advances and developments in the field of Civil Engineering, learns, analyses and applies them wherever needed 4
    10 Publishes his/her research findings verbally and in written forms in national and international arena -
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