Laboratories

The department of Civil Engineering has twelve well-equipped laboratories with latest Machines, Instruments and Software meeting the requirements of B.Tech and M.Tech courses in Civil Engineering, and other consultancy works. The students are provided extensive training to learn and use Structural Analysis software (STAAD) for analysing structures like trusses, beams etc and a project management software (Prima Vera P6). They will also learn how to use Microsoft Excel in solving various civil engineering problems.

The department has its own computer laboratory, possessing computers of Intel Pentium i3/i5 processors, connected over campus LAN with high speed Internet connection.

Detail of various laboratories and their facilities are as follow:

HARDWARE LABS

  • Surveying Laboratory
  • Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Machinery Laboratory
  • Strength of Materials Laboratory
  • Engineering Geology Laboratory
  • Concrete & Highway Materials Laboratory
  • Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • Advanced surveying laboratory
  • Advanced Concrete Laboratory
  • Project & Research Lab

SOFTWARE LABS

  • Computer Aided Drafting of Buildings Laboratory
  • Advanced CAD laboratory
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    Surveying Laboratory

    To familiarize and make the students to obtain the knowledge of surveying equipment and measurement techniques with emphasis on levelling and traversing using chain, tape, levelling instruments and compass survey. To impart the practical knowledge of the subject by recording measurements

    Facilities: Measuring chains 30 m length (11 No’s), Survey chains 20 m length (6 No’s), Ranging rods 3 m (70 No’s), Cross staff with rod (11 No’s), Plane table set with stand (11 No’s), Measuring tape-30 m length (8 No’s), Prismatic compass with tripod (17 No’s), Surveyor compass with tripod (3 No’s), Optical square (6 No’s), Dumpy level with aluminium stand (11 No’s), Auto level (3 No’s) and Aluminium level staves (23 No’s).

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    Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

    This Laboratory is designed to obtain the basic knowledge about the soil under loading and unloading conditions occurred during the construction of structure at site. This laboratory helps the students to understand the basic and engineering properties of soils such as Specific gravity, Atterberg’s limit, Compaction, Consolidation, Permeability and Shear strength of soils.

    Facilities: Liquid Limit (2 No’s), Plastic Limit (2 No’s), Shrinkage Limit (2 No’s), Field Density – Core cutter (2 No’s), Field Density – Sand replacement method (2 No’s), IS sieve sets (2 No’s), Permeability- Constant head / Variable head (1 No.), Light compaction (2No’s), Heavy compaction (2 No’s), CBR Test (1 No.), Consolidation apparatus (1No.), Unconfined compression test (1 No.), Tri axial test (1 No.), Direct shear  apparatus (1 No.), Vane shear test (1 No.), Mechanical Sieve Shaker (1 No.), Electronic balance - Capacity: 600 g (2 No’s), Electronic balance – Capacity: 5 kg (2 No’s), Electronic balance - Capacity: 30 kg (2 No’s), Pyconometer (4 No’s), G.I. Trays - 60 cm x 60 cm (2 No’s), G.I. Trays – 30 cm x 30 cm  (2 No’s), Measuring jar -Plastic 1000 ml (4No’s), Measuring jar - Plastic 100 ml (4 No’s), Measuring jar - glass 1000 ml (4 No’s), Measuring jar - glass 1000ml (4 No’s), Hot air oven (1 No.), Sampling tubes (4No’s), Universal sample extractor (1 No.), Standard Penetration test (1 No.).

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    Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Machinery Laboratory

    Understanding the laws and concepts which guide the behaviour of a fluid is very important for the engineering students. This laboratory provides students with an introduction to principal concepts and methods of fluid mechanics. Topics covered in the course include pressure, hydrostatics, and buoyancy; mass conservation and momentum conservation for moving fluids; viscous fluid flows, flow through pipes; dimensional analysis; boundary layers, Head loss in a flow and introduction to hydraulic machines . Students will work to formulate the models necessary to study, analyse, and design fluid systems through the application of these concepts, and to develop the problem-solving skills essential to good engineering practice of fluid mechanics in practical applications.

    It is an introductory course where flow behaviour, fluid forces and analysis tools are introduced. The goals of the experiments include demonstration of the continuity and energy equations. The lab experiments utilize U-tube manometer data acquisition where students will learn the working principle and laws guiding the fluid in the manometer. The other important part of the lab is learning about hydraulic machines where students will practically see the importance of hydraulic machinery. The lab runs closely with the lectures in such a way that experiments support the text covered in the class room.

    Facilities: Bernoulli’s experiment (2 No’s), Impact of jet on vanes (2 No’s),  Flow through notch (1 No.), Venturimeter and orifice meter (2 No’s),Pipe friction apparatus (2 No’s),  Discharge through mouth piece (1 No.), Reciprocating pump (2 No’s), Francis turbine (1 No.), Kaplan turbine (1 No.), Centrifugal pump (2 No’s), Hydraulic jump (1 No.), Water hammer effect (1 No.)

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    Strength of Materials Laboratory

    This laboratory course aims at making the students familiarize with Engineering Mechanics and Experimental methodology that are used to obtain the Mechanical properties engineeringproperties such as like modulus of rigidity &stiffness.

    Facilities: Universal Testing Machine (2 No’s), Cantilever  beam setup (2 No’s), Simply supported beam setup (2 No’s), Torsion testing machine (2 No’s), Brinnell’s / Rockwell hardness testing machine (3 No’s), Spring testing machine (2 No’s), Compression testing machine (1 No.), Izod impact machine (2 No’s), Shear testing machine (2 No’s), Beam setup for maxwell’s theorem verification (2 No’s), Electrical resistance gauge (2 No’s), Continuous beam setup (2 No’s).

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    Engineering Geology Laboratory

    It helps in understanding the natural crystalline structure of rocks and minerals and gives an idea of the faults and folds which occur. And also find the detailed structure with the help of microscope.

    Facilities: Mineral specimen (73 No’s), Rock specimen (47 No’s), Electronic microscope (1 No.), Geological models (14 No’s), Streak collection (2 No’s), Fracture collection (2 No’s), Talc box (1 No.), Lucsture collection (2 No’s), Hardness collection (2 No’s), Specific gravity (1 No.), Cleavage collection (1 No.), Tenacity collection (1 No.), Streak plates (50  No’s), Specimen trays (154 No’s), Geological maps (3 No’s), Magnifying glass (5 No’s), Folded hand lens (2 No’s), Magnetite crystal box (1 No.), Pyrite crystal box (1 No.).

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    Concrete & Highway Materials Laboratory

    This Laboratory is designed to obtain the basic knowledge about the cement, coarse and fine aggregates and bitumen and their performance during the construction. This laboratory helps the students to understand the basic and engineering properties of cement, fine and coarse aggregates such as Specific gravity, Soundness limit, Compressive strength, Water absorption, Slump and Compaction factor type, Non-destructive strength of concrete, Penetration value, Softening, ductility, Flash and fire point of bituminous samples.

    Facilities: Aggregate crushing value (1 No.), Aggregate impact value (1 No.), Specific gravity of coarse aggregates (1 No.), Specific gravity fine aggregates (1 No.), Attrition test (1 No.), Abrasion test (1 No.), Thickness gauge (1 No.), Elongation gauge (1 No.), Penetration test (1 No.), Ductility test (1 No.), Softening point test (1 No.), Flash and fire point test (1 No.), Normal consistency of cement (1 No.), Fineness of cement (1 No.), Initial setting of cement (1 No.), Final setting time of cement (1 No.), Specific gravity  of cement (1 No.), Soundness of cement (1 No.), Compressive strength of cement (1 No.), Workability tests on fresh concrete by Compaction factor test (1 No.), Workability tests on fresh concrete by slump test (1 No.), Workability tests on fresh concrete by Vee-bee (1 No.), Young’s modulus and Compressive strength of concrete (1 No.), Bulking of sand (1 No.) and Non-destructive test of concrete (1 No.).

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    Advanced surveying laboratory

    To familiarize and make the students to obtain the knowledge of surveying equipment andmeasurement techniques with emphasis on levelling and traversing using theodolite and total station. To impart the practical knowledge of the subject by recording measurements

    Facilities: Vernier transit theodolite (10 No’s), Digital theodolite (1 No.) and Total stations (3 No’s).

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    Advanced Concrete Laboratory

    This laboratory course objective is making the students make clear with the essential concrete and highway equipment’s and their experimental methodology are useful to obtain the Basic Knowledge on Concrete materials. By performing tests such as Aggregate Crushing, LOS angel’s abrasion, Compression testing, NDT of Concrete, Compaction factor testing, Vicat apparatus test, etc.

    Facilities: Aggregate crushing machine (1 No.), Aggregate impact testing machine (1 No.), Pycnometers (1 No.), Length and elongation gauges (1 No.), Bitumen penetration setup (1 No.), Ring and Ball apparatus (1 No.), Penskey martins apparatus (1 No.), Vicat apparatus (1 No.), Lechatlers apparatus (1 No.), Slump and compaction test (1 No.), Specific gravity bottle (3 No’s), Ductility testing machine (1 No.), LOS angels abrasion (1 No.), Devat attrition test (1 No.), Compression testing machine (1 No.), Consistency and setting time (2 No’s), Soundness test (3 No’s), Buckling of aggregates (1 No.), NDT of concrete (1 No.), Vee Bee consistometers (1 No.), Compaction factor apparatus (1 No.), Bitumen Extractor (1 No.), Ultrasonic pulse Velocity (1 No.), Electric resistance strain meter (1 No.) and Oven (1 No.).

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    Computer Aided Drafting of Buildings Laboratory

    AutoCAD is a 2-D and 3-D computer-aided drafting software application used in architecture, construction, and manufacturing to assist in the preparation of blueprints and other engineering plans. Students can draw up plans for residential and commercial buildings and also draw up plans for use in the design and building of roadways, bridges, sewer systems, and other major projects.

    Facilities: CAD Lab (107.7 sqm) is located at the centre of the department with fully Air Conditioned having 35 No’s Computer Systems with installed latest AutoCAD 2017  Software of Auto Desk and all the systems are having high speed Internet connection.

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    Advanced CAD laboratory

    This laboratory course objective is making the students make clear with the essential concrete and highway equipment’s and their experimental methodology are useful to obtain the Basic Knowledge on Concrete materials. By performing tests such as Aggregate Crushing, LOS angel’s abrasion, Compression testing, NDT of Concrete, Compaction factor testing, Vicat apparatus test, etc.

    Facilities: Aggregate crushing machine (1 No.), Aggregate impact testing machine (1 No.), Pycnometers (1 No.), Length and elongation gauges (1 No.), Bitumen penetration setup (1 No.), Ring and Ball apparatus (1 No.), Penskey martins apparatus (1 No.), Vicat apparatus (1 No.), Lechatlers apparatus (1 No.), Slump and compaction test (1 No.), Specific gravity bottle (3 No’s), Ductility testing machine (1 No.), LOS angels abrasion (1 No.), Devat attrition test (1 No.), Compression testing machine (1 No.), Consistency and setting time (2 No’s), Soundness test (3 No’s), Buckling of aggregates (1 No.), NDT of concrete (1 No.), Vee Bee consistometers (1 No.), Compaction factor apparatus (1 No.), Bitumen Extractor (1 No.), Ultrasonic pulse Velocity (1 No.), Electric resistance strain meter (1 No.) and Oven (1 No.).

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    Environmental Engineering Laboratory

    This laboratory course aims at making the students familiarize with the essential Environmental Engineeringequipment’s and experimental methodology that are used to obtain the different characteristics of water and wastewater such as pH, Turbidity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS; Organic and Inorganic), Alkalinity/Acidity, Chloride, Chlorine demand, Iron, Nitrates Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, Optimum dose of Coagulant, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Coliforms test etc.

    Facilities: Weighing Balance (1 No.), Digital pH Meter (1 No.), Digital Turbidity Meter/ Nephelometer (2 No’s), Digital Conductivity Meter (2 No’s), Muffle Furnace (2 No’s), Hot Air Oven (3 No’s), Digital Dissolved Oxygen Meter (2 No’s), Flocculator/Jar Test (1 No.), BOD Incubator Digital 3CFT Capacity (2 No’s), BOD Bottle 300 ml (7 No’s), Chemical Oxygen Demand Digester (1 No.), Ultraviolet (UV)-Visible Spectrophotometer (1 No.), Autoclave (1 No.), Refrigerator (1 No.), Burettes 50 ml (21 No’s), Pipette 20 ml (10 No’s), Conical Flask 250 ml (25 No’s), Volumetric Flasks 1000 ml (4 No’s), Volumetric Flasks 250 ml (9 No’s), Volumetric Flasks 100 mL (5 No’s), Beakers 1000 ml (16 No’s), Beakers 500 ml (1 No.), Beakers 250 ml (21 No’s), Beakers 100 ml (4 No’s) Acetic Acid 500 ml (1 No.), Sulphuric Acid 2500 ml (1 No.), Starch Soluble 500 gm (1 No.), Sodium Hydroxide Pellets 500 gm (2 No’s), Quinhydron 100 gm (1 No.), Sulphur 100 gm (1 No.), Aluminium Potassium Sulphate 500 gm (1 No.), Phenophthalein125 ml (5 No’s), Methyl Orange 125 mL (5 No’s), Buffer Tablets 10 tbs (3 No’s).

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    Project & Research Laboratory

    This Lab has provided a platform for students and research associates to implement research based projects under the guidance of faculty members. The facility has been utilized by B.Tech and M.Tech students extensively for their project and research work. The outcome of the project has resulted in publications in various journals and conference proceedings (both at national and international level). The centre has provided a learning platform for both students and faculty.