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Course Unit Title : Standardization of Natural Stones and Test Methods
Course Unit Code : 01MAD9618
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : Preb
Semester : 255.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : Test equipment will be learned more closely and in detail.
Be able to practice current theoretical approaches and develop new theories
Learn to improve the experimental methodology
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : National and international standards related to natural stones, eligibility criteria to standards for rocks used in the industry, the CE conformity marking certification, determination of engineering properties of natural stones, preparation of samples for tests, rock mechanics experiments performed on natural stones, determination of the quality of natural stones.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals : Natural stone product certification standards sought and stages of the CE certification process
Introduction of the devices used in determining the engineering characteristics of natural stones
Knowledge of experimental rock mechanics
Able to design experiments in rock mechanics
Course Aims : Introduction of standards for natural stones and the CE mark certification, determination of engineering properties of natural stones, the main terminology used in experimental rock mechanics, preparation of samples for tests, rock mechanics experiments performed on natural stones, determination of the quality of natural stones.
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Şengün N., 2010, Doğal taş üzerinde yapılan laboratuvar deneyleri.
Additional Resources : CE Doğaltaş ürünleri ve teknolojileri, Afyonkarahisar ATSO Yayını, 2008
Jaeger, J.c., and N.G.Cook, 1976, Fundamentals of Rock Mechanic, 2nd ed., Halsted/Wiley, New York; Chapman & Hall, London, 585 pp.
ISRM, 2007. The complete ISRM suggested methods for rock characterization, testing and monitoring: 1974-2006, (Ulusay, R., Hudson, J.A., Editors), Kozan Ofset, s.628, Ankara.
TS 699, 1987. Doğal yapı taşları - İnceleme ve laboratuvar deney yöntemleri
Yüzer, E., 2003. Doğal Taş, Stone 2003-Doğal Taş ve Endüstrisi Kataloğu, İstanbul, 301 s.
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Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 4 56  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 4 56  
Homeworks :
4 10 40  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 15 15  
Finals :
1 25 25  
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Course's ECTS Credit :
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 50
Quiz :
1 20
Homework :
1 30
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
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The ratio of final to success :
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Engineering properties of natural stones
2 Standards used in the analysis of engineering properties of natural stones
3 CE certificate of conformity and technical files
4 Analysis of physical properties (specific gravity, unit weight, water absorption by weight and by volume, the real and apparent porosity)
5 Laboratory practices of physical properties
6 Analysis of mechanical properties (compressive strength, tensile strength, bending strength, point load strength)
7 Laboratory practices of mechanical properties
8 Quiz
9 Analysis of wear properties (Bohme surface abrasion, Los Angeles abrasion, Cerchar Abrasiveness index, Schimazek wear index)
10 Laboratory practices of wear properties
11 Analysis of hardness properties (Schmidt hardness, Shore hardness, Mohs hardness)
12 Laboratory practices of hardness properties
13 Aging analysis of natural stones (freeze-thaw, thermal shock)
14 Laboratory practices of aging analysis of natural stones