Department of Civil Engineering
Students are provided with the opportunity of augmenting their theoretical learning through practical work in the state-of-the-art laboratories. These labs are fully equipped, adaptable, reconfigurable, and modular; making them ideally suited for conducting lab experiments designed in coherence with theory, and undertaking research in the fields of Structures, Transportation, Water Resources, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering & management etc.
The Department of Civil Engineering has following well maintained dedicated laboratories for the subject program:
The Surveying Laboratory is fully equipped with the classical and state-of-the-art equipment relevant to the theoretical knowledge taught in couple of surveying courses. The advanced equipment includes electronic total station, electronic digital theodolite, automatic level, a tripod-mounted laser level, walkie talkie sets for communication, and Global Positioning System units; while the traditional equipment consists of measuring chains, measuring tapes, measuring wheels, prismatic compass sets, and plane table sets for field applications of triangulation, traversing, curve layout and chain surveying techniques.
Concrete Technology Lab:
Concrete being the most widely used Civil Engineering material in modern era, makes Concrete Technology Laboratory as one of integral laboratory requirement for department of Civil Engineering. It has been equipped with Digi-Max smart line semi-automatic compression and flexural testing machine, core drilling machine, Vicat apparatus, le-chatlier’s apparatus, compacting factor apparatus, slump test apparatus, electric motorized concrete and mortar mixers, electric vibrating table, poker concrete vibrator, digital Los Angeles machine for aggregate abrasion, standard sieves and sieve shaker set, cylindrical, cubicle and beam molds etc. The laboratory is also facilitated with the adjacent ‘curing and storage room’ provided for the purpose of storage of constituent materials and curing of concrete specimens as per standard specification procedure. This laboratory satisfies the requirements of three courses, ‘Engineering Materials’, ‘Reinforced Concrete Design-I’ and ‘Reinforced Concrete Design-II’ as per approved scheme of study.
Geo-Technical Engineering Lab:
The Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory is purposed to practically apply the basic theoretical concepts regarding the behavior of soil and its interaction with other structural materials. The Laboratory has been equipped with Atterberg limit apparatus, specific gravity apparatus, standard sieves and sieve shaker set, Standard and Modified Proctor test apparatus, soil permeameters, Hydrometer test apparatus, Speedy Moisture tester and Laboratory Ovens. This laboratory satisfies the requirements of two courses, ‘Soil mechanics’ and ‘Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering’ as per approved scheme of study.
Fluid Mechanics Lab:
The practical understanding of basic concepts of fluid flow is mandatory for analyzing the behavior of hydraulic structures such as dams and barrages. In order to fulfill this requirement, fluid mechanics laboratory has been established and equipped with Bernoulli’s theorem apparatus, Drag Coefficient apparatus, hydraulic bench apparatus, Hydrostatic pressure apparatus, Metacentric Height Apparatus, Flow over weirs apparatus, Dead Weight tester, Viscometer, Orifice Meter etc. This laboratory will satisfy the requirements of two courses, ‘Fluid Mechanics-I’ and ‘Fluid Mechanics-II’ as per approved scheme of study upon completion of ongoing procurement process.
Mechanics of Solids Lab:
Demonstrating the basic principles of mechanics of structural materials at the undergraduate level through a series of experiments is the objective of the mechanics of solids lab. Computer controlled electro hydraulic Universal Testing Machine (UTM) is one of the major equipment installed in Mechanics of Solids Lab. The laboratory has also been equipped with verification of concurrent force system apparatus, Beam deflection apparatus, Varignon’s apparatus, Center of gravity apparatus, Forces in Jib and crane apparatus, three wire suspension apparatus, forces on inclined plane apparatus and Impact testing machine etc. This laboratory will satisfy the requirements of three courses, ‘Engineering Mechanics’, ‘Mechanics of solids-I’ and ‘Mechanics of solids-II’ as per approved scheme of study upon completion of ongoing procurement process.
Transportation Engineering Lab:
Transportation Engineering Laboratory will provide a platform to undergraduate students to practically apply the theoretical concepts gained in the area of highway engineering, pavement materials and traffic engineering. This laboratory will satisfy the requirements of ‘Transportation Engineering-II’ as per approved scheme of study upon completion of ongoing procurement process.
Environmental Engineering Lab: Environmental Engineering Laboratory will provide a platform to undergraduate students to apply the theoretical concepts related to water quality assessment, air, solid waste and wastewater treatment. This laboratory will satisfy the requirements of ‘Environmental Engineering-I’ as per approved scheme of study upon completion of ongoing procurement process
The Hydraulic Laboratory applies hydraulic modeling and analysis, and will give undergraduates expertise in solution of water resources, hydraulics, and fluid mechanics problems. This laboratory will satisfy the requirement of two courses, ‘Hydraulics & Irrigation Engineering’ and “Hydrology & Water Resources’ as per approved scheme of study upon completion of ongoing procurement process