Labs

Civil Engineering Department has following Labs:

1. Surveying Laboratory :
In this laboratory measurements of distances using chain and tape, bearing of lines using compass, reduced levels and contours using level etc are determined. The experiments include determination Use of modern equipment like total station will be demonstrated. This laboratory course will help the students to understand the theoretical concepts learned in the course surveying. Height of mountains, depth of valley etc are measured by surveyors. The surveying laboratory familiarizes the students surveying equipments. Surveying Drawings are plotted and then designed using CAD tools.

2. Structure Mechanics Lab:
This lab is the latest one in this field. It provides the knowledge of structures to calculate force, deflection, behaviour and stress with applied mechanics of beams, arches, trusses and frames for loadings. The load calculation is compared with measured results. The lab work includes deflection using a simply supported beam, truss, horizontal deflection & vertical deflection of various joints of a pin- jointed truss, behaviour of struts, elastic properties of beam, Uniaxial tension test for steel and compression test.

3. Soil Mechanics & Geotechnology Lab:
Soil Mechanics and Geotechnology Laboratory in Civil engineering determines the engineering and physical properties of soil. The engineering properties include compressibility, permeability, and consolidation, shear strength and bearing capacity of soil, where as the physical properties include gravity, density, moisture, consistency limits and shrinkage limits. All these properties are necessary for robust design of structural foundations. This laboratory is well furnished with new and modern facilities and equipments for soil experiments and soil investigation. This course curriculum helps the students gain practical knowledge about the theoretical concepts studied in Geotechnical Engineering.

4. Concrete Lab:
In the Concrete technology lab, the physical properties of various building construction materials (cement, coarse, steel, wood etc.) are studied. Various tests are performed in the laboratory to determine the properties of concrete materials for specific gravity, normal consistency, workability and fineness etc.The students test and find the perfect concrete blend for a durable. construction. The mix of material proportion is carried out to maintain integrity.

5. Transportation Lab:
This lab deals with a detailed study and understanding of coarse aggregates and bitumen. The lab work includes tests for impact, abrasion, attrition test and crushing strength for coarse aggregate and tests for penetration, ductility, viscosity, softening point and flash and fire point for bitumen. The students learn to find the perfect mix for construction of roads. Frequent visits are arranged for students at highway construction site.

6. Fluid Mechanics Lab:
This lab provides a way to determine the various parameters related to fluid flow in pipes and in open channels. In this lab, the characteristics of pumps and turbines are also studied. This lab work involves determining the viscosity and mass density of fluids. friction factor, minor loss coefficients, and coefficient of discharge of constriction meters, orifices, mouth pieces, notches and weirs, characteristics of flow profiles and hydraulic jump and characteristics of pumps and turbines and verification of momentum theorem are thereby studied and experimented in the lab.

7. Environmental Engineering Laboratory:
The objective of this laboratory is to inculcate among students environmental awareness determine by making them aware of qualities of water and waste water, quality of air and noise characteristics. PH, turbidity, conductivity, and impurities in water and BOD, DO and COD of waste water and pollution level of air and noise. The aim of this lab is to portrait environmental engineering testing procedures.

8. Computer Aided Design Laboratory:
The Computer aided design Lab provides an environment to the students of Civil engineering an automated way of designing and drafting the structures. Numerous softwares are available which facilitates the numerical work of various calculations and estimations. The softwares provide inbuilt tools for analysis and design of structures, drawing of structures, construction management, design of foundations, water resources, transportation and environmental management, remote sensing and Geographical information System (GIS) application. Softwares like CAD, STADD PRO, STRUDS etc provide a platform for civil engineering innovations by the students.