Yücel, Furkan
For years, practicing the theoretical parts in a laboratory has played a substantial role in the engineering education system. Building a laboratory for most engineering departments has a cost that many universities might find difficult to cover. Unfortunately, even with a laboratory built, the global pandemic does not allow students to use laboratories like they used to. In such a context, creating virtual laboratories can become a solution. This study developed a framework that allows developers and designers to create virtual laboratory experiments without any additional programming due to its modularity. This modularity stands as a strength since it is open for adding and subtracting new modules or hardcoded function blocks. The main focus of this framework was to virtually create the laboratories for the Soil Mechanics course of the Department of Civil Engineering. However, thanks to its modularity, the framework can create virtual laboratories for different classes and departments of engineering. Within the framework, a virtual laboratory for the soil mechanics course of civil engineering was developed, and the system passed through a two-phase design period, based on the usability tests from the users.


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Citation Formats
F. Yücel, “A NEW FRAMEWORK TO DESIGN AND GENERATE VIRTUAL LABORATORIES FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.