The department has fundamental technical facilities, such as the strength of material laboratory (since 1950), the hydraulic laboratory (since 1952) and two computer classes.

The strength of material laboratory has the equipment as follows:

  • universal testing machine, capacity 50 t, with a 25 t GRM-1 pulsator, designed for tension, compression, bending and flanging testing of metal samples and structural elements with static and cyclic loads;
  • PMM-125 testing machine designed for compression testing of metal and concrete samples;
  • IP-2000 testing machine for compression designed for compression testing of metal and concrete samples;
  • R-5 pull test machine designed for tension and compression testing of metal samples;
  • UMM-20 universal testing machine designed for tension, compression, bending and flanging testing of metal samples;
  • RMI-250 testing machine designed for tension testing of rubber and plastic samples;
  • MK-30 pendulum impact testing machine for metal samples;
  • UKI fatigue cantilever bending testing machine;
  • TB-5004 semi-automatic Brinell hardness tester for metals.

In 2011, VNP-8 state-of-the-art strain gage station was purchased for static testing of structures.


Strength of Material Laboratory


The Strength of Material Laboratory was audited by the State Enterprise Kharkiv Regional Research and Production Center for Standardization, Metrology and Certification for compliance of the measurement system with the requirements of DSTU ISO 10012: 2005 “Measurement management systems – Requirements for measurement processes and measuring equipment” (certificate No. 01-0133/2016 dd. December 20, 2016), during the study on the strength and deformation of building structures and concrete, reinforced concrete, metal and wood products, as well as protective coatings.


The hydraulics laboratory has the following equipment:

  • the bench for measuring excess hydrostatic pressure;
  • the hydraulic press model to determine the efficiency of the press;
  • the Bernoulli’s apparatus and calibrating bench for the Venturi flowmeter;
  • the bench for investigation of fluid flow modes;
  • the universal bench for determining the head loss coefficients of liquid along the pipeline and local head losses, as well as the orifice coefficient for the liquid flowing through nozzles and holes;
  • the practical model open flow with a weir for investigation of a hydraulic jump wave, pool coupling and weir parameters;
  • the bench for investigation of filtration processes in the earth dam and plotting a depression curve.


Hydraulics Laboratory

The department implements advanced teaching technologies based on the use of the state-of-the-art computer and multimedia equipment. The department has two lecture classes and a computer class equipped with multimedia complexes and modern computers with installed licensed software, including the software complex for the structural designing and calculation  (Lira, license No. 4д/1217).

Computer class

Department classes