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THE EARTHQUAKE SIMULATOR

The earthquake simulator is put to work prior to constructing a building model for seismic stability assessment in the lab.

A team of young researchers gets ready for the assessment of structural building models and components in seismic environments with the earthquake simulator at the laboratory of Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent (August, 2020).

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Constructing a building model for seismic stability assessment for the earthquake simulator in the lab.

Along with her fellow students, Shahzoda Muqqandirova, a fourth-year student, is measuring the coordinates of control points using a total station instrument at Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent (May, 2019).

Land Surveying with GPS instruments

Land Surveying with GPS instruments

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Assessment of compressive strength of various types of concretes

Facilities for testing the shear stress of various types of bricks

Testing the tensile strength of
rebars

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LABORATORY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture at Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent has well-equipped laboratories. In 2020 laboratory enriched its capacity with new modern testing instruments from Italy. With these instruments the physical and mechanical properties of construction materials can be accurately evaluated. Students can carry out various experiments such as:

  • Assessment of structural building models and components in seismic environments with an earthquake simulator
  • Assessment of compressive strength of various types of concretes
  • Testing the tensile strength of concrete and rebars
  • Testing of soil samples, including moisture content, specific gravity, sieve & hydrometer analysis
  • Determination of shear strength of soil and moisture content by using digital liquid limit penetrometer instrument
  • Measurements of the deflection of bridges, ceilings or any suspended structures
  • Determination of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) especially in various rocks particularly limestone and lime marl by using Gasometer Dietrich-Früling

Moreover, laboratory has a modern land surveying instruments, namely total stations Leica TS06, GeoMax Zipp10 Pro/Zoom40 series, Leica Sprinter 50 Digital Auto Level, GARMIN 64s GPS and its all other components.

These instruments give students hands-on experience and strengthen obtained theoretical knowledge by practice in real field.

Students can carry out various experiments regarding:

  • Collecting control points from natural earth data and building structures, and calculating its coordinates with intersection and resection methods
  • Setting out control points in AutoCAD or GIS environment and producing up-to-date maps and plans
  • Conducting the trigonometric, profile, differential, reciprocal and inverted staff leveling measurements

In the computer laboratory, students can perform rigorous least squares adjustments of set of control points by using MicroSurvey STAR*NET software.  

Laboratory is also designed to conduct photogrammetric surveying.

OUR RESEARCH LAB

Assessment of structural building models and components in seismic environments with earthquake simulator

Assessment of structural building models and components in seismic environments with earthquake simulator

Assessment of structural building models and components in seismic environments with earthquake simulator

Testing the tensile strength of rebars

Portable earthquake simulator

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