Ata Nutku Ship Model Testing Laboratory

Ata Nutku Ship Model Testing Laboratory (ANSMTL) plays an important role for the marine technology in Turkey. The laboratory, being a member of ITTC since 1972, is the largest and one of the most active facilities of the faculty; it provides education, research, and development activities for the faculty and consultancy service for the marine industry in Turkey.
The complex covers 934 m2 of floor area and contains a ship model towing tank with the dimensions 160 m x 6 m x 3.4 m with a flap-type wave maker. There is also a smaller towing tank with the dimensions 40 m x 2 m x 1 m, a circulating water channel, a cavitation tunnel, and a stability tank. There are various workshops within the laboratory for building ship models up to 4.5 m long, of wood using 5 axis CNC milling machine.
The activities of the laboratory are focused on ship resistance and propulsion, offshore technology, ship design and transportation. The main goals include the development of theoretical, computational and experimental methods and design tools to be used in ship design and ocean engineering applications.
ANSMTL is a research laboratory that can respond to the areas needed by the sector and serves under the license and, if necessary, in the postgraduate studies as well as being used for a couple of undergraduate courses. Students' knowledge is increased and students have the opportunity to get to know the facility more closely. Approximately 20 students can work at the same laboratory and participate in experiments.

Ecotoxicology Research and Education Laboratory


Infrastructure Facilities:

  • Room with temperature control (equipped with fluorescence and UV light)
  • Fume Hood
  • Light Microscope
  • Distilled Water Appliance
  • PH meter/Salinometer
  • Water bath
  • Multi-mixer
  • UV-Vis Spektrophotometer
  • Coulter Counter- Particle / Cell Counting and Sizing Analyzer


    Project Name: Toxicity assessment of major discharges in the coastal areas using various bioassay and biomarker techniques. Project Period: February 15, 2003 to February 15, 2005
    Project Name: Application of Early Warning Systems to Discharges to Determine Pollution in Seas; Biotechnology and biogeopods (supported by TUBITAK-GSRT project) Project Period: 01 July 2003 - 01 July 2005
    Project Name: Determination of the role of UV rays on PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon) toxicity in marine environments using toxicity tests and biomarker techniques. Project Period: October 1, 2003 to October 1, 2005

Ship Strength Laboratory

The Ship Strength Laboratory was established mainly for the experiments based on photoelasticity method and strain gauge and strain measurements. The structural elements of ships can be fabricated individually or in combination by using Araldite material as small scaled models. Through Araldite, which is a transparent material, the loads coming to the real ship are affected by scale adjustment by similarity laws and by using the light sent from the light source, Stresses can be seen by separating them with different color fields and light spectra. Thus, the theoretical calculations are compared with the experimental results and the structural measures can be analyzed in detail. Strain gauges are also used for the numerical measurement of the stress distributions, and stress values can be measured by attaching these devices to the scale model. It is possible to perform experiments in groups of 20 people in the laboratory. These researches conducted in the laboratory are useful in graduation studies of undergraduate students and in thesis studies of postgraduate students.


İlham Artüz Marine Sciences Laboratory


İlham Artüz Marine Sciences Laboratory hosts studies under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma Yonsel and Dr. Ceren Bilgin Güney, which are mainly focused on the control of marine pollution originating from ships and the treatment of wastewater from ships. These include current purification methods used for the purification of bilge water and ballast waters.

Scientific contribution to reducing or eliminating ship-based marine pollution, which is an important part of marine pollution, is among the primary objectives of laboratory studies. By having the privilege of studying at this laboratory, students recognize the freshwater or sea water environments that they will encounter in their professional lives, learn to interpret the oceanographic data and to provide the necessary infrastructure to use these data correctly as an engineer. The standard experiments that can be conducted by the students include Salinity Measurement, Dissolved Oxygen Measurement, pH Measurement, Phosphate ion PO43 Measurement, Oil Concentration Determination, GPS and Echo Sounder use and applications.

Completed Projects:

2006-2010: EU 6th Framework : BaWaPla –Sustainable Ballast Water Management Plant-EU-FP6
Project No: TST5-CT-2006-031529)
Project Budget: 1 699 956 EURO
BaWaPla URL:
Project ITU PI:Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma YONSEL
Researcher:Ceren Bilgin Güney, MSc ( PhD Thesis )

2001-2004 : EU 5th Framework: MISPEC ‘Multiparametric in situ spectroscopic measuring platform for coastal monitoring’- EU-FP5  project
Project No: EVK3-CT2000-00045
Project Budget: : 1 793 827 EURO
Project ITU PI:Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma YONSEL
Researcher:Ceren Bilgin Güney, MSc ( PhD Thesis )

1999-2002 :Supporting Laboratory Infrastructure Supported by ITU Research Fund Topic:Biological Methods of Marine Pollution and Bilge Waters elimination
Project ITU PI:Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma YONSEL
Researcher:Ceren Bilgin Güney ( MSc Thesis )

Ship Machinery and Facilities Laboratory

4 diesel engines, 1 gasoline engine, engine spare parts and defective parts are used for training purposes in parallel with the subjects described in the lessons of 3rd class students' Ship Machinery and Machine Dynamics courses. 5 pieces of scaled machine models that belonged to M / S Iskenderun Ferry were awarded to the laboratory by Türkiye Gemi Sanayii A.Ş. Camialtı Shipyard, in 1994. These models are used for teaching purposes during the 4th grade students' ship machinery and auxiliary machinery courses. A new scaled ship engine room model with dimensions of 2m x 2m x 1.5m was acquired in 1997 as a grant of Sedef Shipyard. With the help of videotapes in the Ship Machinery Laboratory, students can learn the fixed and moving parts of a ship diesel engine in the lessons, watch the disassembly and installation, and have information about taking measurements and learn from images of defective parts. It is possible to work in groups of 15 people in the laboratory.

Computational Hydrodynamics Laboratory

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ISTKA Ship Emissions Laboratory

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Computer Laboratories

The computer laboratory was first established in 1986 with the purchase of three computers and in the following periods, about 50 personal computers, with different brands and different types of printers, plotters and scanners were used in undergraduate studies. Our students are able to prepare homework and use licensed software which assist in the drawing or design of marine vehicles in the computer laboratories. Internet Access ITU / NET's Global Internet Access is provided by ULAK-NET, the National Academic Network, with 100Mbps Ethernet technology. However, at the faculty student social center, internet access service is provided at 54 Mbps via wireless LAN (Wireless LAN).