Civil Department : Lab Infrastructure

Computer Aided Design Lab

The Computer Aided Design (CAD) Lab helps to acquire the basic knowledge of computer which can be used for analyse, design and drafting of various civil engineering components using computers application. Much software’s are available which facilitates the numerical work of various calculations and estimations. The software’s 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. Software’s such as AUTO CAD, QGIS, ETABS, STADD PRO V8i etc. provide a platform for civil engineering innovations by the students.

Engineering Geology Lab

In Geology lab, identification of various minerals and rocks and studying the physical properties is done. Study of geological maps and determine the topographical terrain using topographical map. The materials include detailed procedures, exercises based on the problem that develops quantitative problem solving skills, engineering geology applications.

Building Materials Testing Lab

Material Testing lab is used for testing of common materials of construction, to study their behaviour when subjected to external loading and to obtain their mechanical properties, which are used directly or indirectly in the design of structural elements. It is used for the determination of the basic properties of building materials such as bricks, sand and steel. Has the facility to determine the tensile and compressive strength of steel, wood, roofing tiles etc. using Universal Testing Machine (UTM).

Major equipments:

  1. Torsion Testing Machine.
  2. Universal Testing Machine.
  3. Compression Testing Machine.
  4. Impact Testing Machine.
  5. Hardness Testing Machine (Rock Well, Brinell, Vicker).
  6. Fatigue Testing Machine.
  7. Spring Testing Machine.
  8. Load Measuring Cell.

Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Machines 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& major 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.

Major equipments:

  1. Venturimeter & Orificemeter Test
  2. Orifice & Mouthpiece Apparatus
  3. Pipe Friction Apparatus
  4. Losses in Pipe Line Apparatus
  5. Kalpan Turbine
  6. Pelton wheel
  7. Francis Turbine

Geotechnical Engineering Lab

Geotechnical Laboratory helps in identifying the engineering and physical properties of soil and its application in the various fields of construction. The engineering properties include compressibility, permeability, compaction, consolidation, shear strength and bearing capacity of soil, where as the physical properties include specific gravity, density, moisture, consistency limits and shrinkage limits. Laboratory is well-equipped with equipments for evaluating all engineering properties of soils including index properties, compaction characteristics, consolidation characteristics and shear strength of soils.

Major equipments:

Sl.No List Of Equipment Specification
01 Unconfined Compression tester proving ring type High sensitive proving ring, 2KN with dial gauge, Least count 0.002mm.
02 Tri-axial Test Electrical cum manually operated, 2000Kg capacity, 220/230V operation, strain rates 1.25mm, 0.25mm, 0.01mm, 0.002 mm and 0.0004mm/min
03 Consolidation apparatus 3 gang Complete with 3 sets of consolidometer cell assembly for 60mm dia. samples, 3 sets of weights each giving 10Kg/cm2 on each sample
04 Consolidation apparatus single gang Loading unit, maximum capacity 20Kg/cm2
05 Direct shear apparatus Electrical cum manually operated, constant strain rate 1.25mm/min, 220/230V operation, 50Hz, single phase A.C.
06 Swell test apparatus One loading unit, hand operated, 5ton capacity with two rates of travel
07 1GD14CS050 Electrically operated, 1/60 rpm, 220/230V operation, single phase A.C.

Concrete and Highway Materials Lab

In the Concrete and highway materials lab, the physical properties of various building construction materials, bitumen are studied. Various tests are performed in the laboratory to determine the properties of concrete materials for specific gravity, soundness, abrasion, water absorption, normal consistency, workability and fineness etc. Test is done to find the perfect concrete blend for a durable construction and as well as tests on bitumen for pavement construction. The mix of material proportion is carried out to maintain integrity.

Major equipments:

Sl.No List Of Equipment Specification
01 Unconfined Compression tester proving ring type Motorized loading unit, 200T capacity, 230V A.C.
02 Ductility Test Machine Pull rate 50mm/min & 10mm/min, air incorporated, 230V operation, 50 cycles, single phase A.C. supply
03 Marshall Stability Apparatus Motorized loading unit, 50KN capacity, load frame fixed speed 5.08cm/min, 230V A.C. operation
04 Consolidation apparatus single gang Constant strain rate 4-6Kg/min, 4KN proving ring, 220/230V operation, 50Hz, single phase A.C. supply
05 Bitumen Compactor Driven mechanism weight lift of 4.5kg & drop height 457mm, 230V operation, 50Hz, single phase A.C. supply
06 Vee-Bee Consistometer Electrically operated vibrometer, double end shaft 220V operation, single phase A.C. supply

Environmental Engineering Lab

The objective of this laboratory is to inculcate among students environmental awareness, determine by making them aware of qualities of water and waste water. Determination of pH, acidity, alkalinity, chlorides, hardness, chorine demand, turbidity, conductivity, and impurities in water and BOD, DO and COD of waste water. The aim of this lab is to portrait environmental engineering testing procedures.

Major equipments:

Sl.No List Of Equipment Specification
01 pectrophotometer

Spectral: Range:190-1100nm, Accuracy: ±0.5nm

Photometric: Range: ±2.5 Abs, Accuracy: ± 0.005 Abs at 1.0 Abs & ± 0.010 Abs at 1.5 Abs
02 pH Meter Range: ±1999, Resolution:1, Accuracy: ±0.1% of range or ±2 counts, Repeatability: ±1
03 Digital Flame Photometer LPG & Oil free dry air
04 BOD Incubator 3 shelves of stainless steel as per the chamber, 220V operation, 50Hz, single phase A.C. supply
05 Turbidity Meter Resolution: 0.01 Nephelometric Turbidity units at low turbidity readings, extended range to 1000NTU
06 DO Analyser Range: 0-20 PPM, Accuracy: ±0.1 PPM, Repeatability: ±0.1 PPM

Surveying Lab

Measurement of distance is done using different types and lengths tapes/chains, bearing of lines using Prismatic and Surveyors compasses, reduced levels and contours using level etc. are determined in this lab. The vertical and horizontal angle between two points can be measured using special instruments like Theodolite. The elevations of the points can be measured using the dumpy levels. Use of modern equipment like Total Station is done in Extensive Survey Practice for determining the altitudes, azimuths by transferring the bench mark. This laboratory course will help the students to understand the theoretical concepts learned in the course. The surveying laboratory familiarizes the students with the surveying equipments.

Major equipments:

Sl.No List Of Equipment Specification
01 Total Station with accessories PENTAX Model R-425VN, Sl. No. 885535
02 Digital Planimeter LYNX KP-90N
03 Transit Vernier Theodolite LYNX 20" TRANSIT VERNIER MODEL ST-20E
04 Dumpy Level LYNX Model DL-9
05 Prismatic Compass LYNX 5” Dia.
06 Surveyor’s Compass LYNX
07 Plane Table with accessories LYNX