The quality of building material used to construct any kind of structure plays a determining role in maintaining its durability. High quality building material ensures safety of the building and enhances its resistance against adverse climatic changes. Therefore, testing of building material, prior to its usage in construction, becomes of grave importance for construction material manufacturers. Materials testing lab is sometimes called an independent testing laboratory, and it deals primarily with testing, evaluating, and monitoring materials and processes used in construction.
The materials testing laboratory of the Civil Engineering department was setup in the year 2012 and it consists of the UTM, CTM, Brinell Hardness testing machine, Spring testing machine, Impact testing machine etc. The laboratory is widely used for testing concrete cubes and cylinders and also to test the hardness and toughness of various materials used for construction which includes both steel and concrete. Various consultancy works are also extensively carried out in our lab.
The planning and design of all Civil Engineering projects such as construction of highways, bridges, tunnels, dams etc are based upon surveying measurements. Thus, surveying is a basic requirement for all Civil Engineering projects.
The Surveying Laboratory is equipped with the instruments and tools that students use throughout the surveying course. Students learn techniques for gathering field data with both traditional and modern instruments and demonstrate their proficiency on weekly lab exercises and a comprehensive semester project and final exam. Each lab group – typically three to five students – has a dedicated set of instruments to use, including auto level, theodolite, and total station. Each group also has level rods, tripods, tape measures, chaining pins, and other common surveying tools and ancillary equipment. The lab serves as office space for the surveying instructor and teaching assistants, so surveying students have direct access to help for material discussed in lecture and lab.
The lab was setup in the year 2012 and it consists of compass, Theodolites, leveling instruments and instruments to measure areas such as Planimeter. We also have one Total station, a Ghat tracer, Box Sextant, Abney Level, Clinometer etc.
The Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory is an integral part of the Department of Civil Engineering. The laboratory is equipped to perform all the necessary basic characterization of soils. Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering that deals with the engineering behavior of subsurface materials. It includes Soil Mechanics, which is essential to identify, characterize and study the mechanics of soil/rock and Applied Soil Mechanics, which transfers the behavioral knowledge to practice. This includes investigating existing subsurface conditions and materials; determining their engineering behavior that are important to the project considered and designing the foundations. A typical geotechnical engineering laboratory helps in identifying the engineering behavior of soil. Our Geotechnical Engineering 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.
We have Sieve Sets And Shakers, Direct shear Test Equipment, Consolidation apparatus, CBR testing apparatus, Cassagrande’s apparatus, UCC testing equipment etc. The lab was setup in the year 2013.
Computer Aided Design-CAD is defined the use of information technology (IT) in the Design process. A CAD system consists of IT hardware (H/W), specialised software (S/W) (depending on the particular area of application) and peripherals, which in certain applications are quite specialised. The core of a CAD system is the S/W, which makes use of graphics for product representation; databases for storing the product model and drives the peripherals for product presentation. Its use does not change the nature of the design process but as the name states it aids the product designer. The designer is the main actor in the process, in all phases from problem identification to the implementation phase.
These days the use of software for drafting and designing has become very important and easy. And they are mandatory for our students for their future. Here the students are coached in drafting using Auto CAD and design using STAAD.Pro