Facilities | Department of Civil Engineering


This laboratory is primarily meant to familiarize and give hands-on training to students in the following areas of civil engineering application software in the areas of surveying, structural Engineering, water resources, project management etc. The software packages trained here are AutoCAD, MS-Office, SAP, STAAD, ANSYS, EPA NET, Geo4, ArcGIS, MS-Project.



The list of exercises in this laboratory include determination of solids, turbidity of water and estimation of optimum coagulant dosage by jar test, alkalinity of water, hardness of water by EDTA titrimetric method, chlorides in water, iron and manganese in water, sulphates and sulphides in water, dissolved oxygen in water, available chlorine in bleaching powder and test for residual chlorine, pH of water (by various methods), B.O.D of wastewater sample, C.O.D of wastewater sample and demonstration of MPN.



The list of exercises in this laboratory  include specific gravity of coarse and fine grained soils, grain size analysis, Atterberg limits and indices, determination of field density, determination of coefficient of permeability, consolidation test, compaction test, California bearing ratio test, direct shear test, unconfined compressive strength test, triaxial shear test, tests on aggregates (Los Angeles abrasion test, shape test, aggregate Impact value) and bitumen.



The list of exercises in this laboratory are done in semester 3 and semester 4. In semester 3, students will perform exercises such as traversing (using chain and compass), surveying (using plane table), various methods of levelling such as Fly levelling, Longitudinal and cross sectioning and Contour surveying, setting out of building plans and theodolite survey. Study of Minor instruments such as Planimeter, pantagraph, clinometer, hand levels, Cylon Ghat Tracer, are also included.

In semester 4, students will do surveying mainly by using theodolite. Study of modern instruments like Total Station, Automatic levels and Electronic theodolite, GPS etc are included. Detailed survey using total station to find out Horizontal and vertical angles, Horizontal distance, Level difference, traversing & Area calculation, Contour Map preparation and Curve Setting  are carried out.



The list of exercises in this laboratory  include tests on cement, bricks, aggregate for concrete, timber, tiles and on properties of fresh concrete, The list of exercises in this laboratory include tension test on mild steel specimens using Universal Testing Machine (UTM) and suitable extensometer, shear test on mild steel rod, torsion test on metal rods, torsion test on metal wires – torsion pendulum, spring test, impact test, hardness of tests, casting of concrete cubes & cylinders with specified proportions/mix, split tensile strength of concrete cylinders, compression test on concrete cubes & cylinders, determination of Modulii of elasticity, flexural test on concrete beams, demonstration on electrical resistance strain gauges, load cell.



List of experiments include setting out of a building, construction of a wall of height 50 cm and wall thickness 1’/2 bricks using English bond, computation of the area and/or volume of various features of a building/structure such as window size, number of bricks required to construct a wall of a building. In addition to this, the lab also creates an awareness of measurements and units and test on building materials such as compression testing of any construction materials and compare the strength; computation of centre of gravity and Moment of inertia of a given rolled steel section. Introduction to simple plumbing and sanitary fittings is also given.