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The transportation engineering laboratory is equipped with well maintained experimental set ups for determining the various characteristics of the bitumen and coarse aggregates that are used for the pavement construction. Transportation engineering is a specialization in Civil Engineering that deals with the planning, functional design, operation and management of facilities for any mode of transportation in order to provide a safe, efficient, rapid, comfortable, convenient, economical, and environmentally compatible movement of people and goods. The design aspects of transportation engineering include the sizing of transportation facilities, determining the materials and thickness used in pavement and designing the geometry of the roadway. The various equipment available in the laboratory are Impact testing machine, Los Angeles Abrasion Testing Machine, Flakiness and Elongation Index test setup, Angularity Index test set up, Specific Gravity and Water Absorption testing apparatus, Ductility machine and Briquiette mould, Ring and ball apparatus, Bitumen Penetrometer and Stripping value apparatus. This laboratory course will help the students to assess the suitability of the materials for pavement construction.

List of Experiments

List of Equipment

    1. Impact Test
    2. Los Angeles Abrasion Test
    3. Shape Test – Flakiness Index
    4. Shape Test – Elongation Index
    5. Aggregate Crushing Test
    6. Penetration Test
    7. Softening Point of Bitumen
    8. Ductility Test
    9. California Bearing Test
    10. Specific Gravity of Coarse Aggregate
    11. Water Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
    12. Stripping Value of Road Aggregates
    13. Angularity of Coarse Aggregate and Fine Aggregate
    1. Impact testing machine
    2. Los Angeles machine
    3. Standard Thickness Gauge
    4. Length Gauge
    5. Compression Testing Machine
    6. Penetrometer
    7. Ring and Ball Apparatus
    8. Ductility Machine and Briquette Mould
    9. CBR Test Apparatus
    10.  Wire Basket
    11. Thermostatically Controlled Oven
    12. Heater and Pan
    13. Metal Cylinder and Tamping rod
    14. I.S. sieves of sizes 63, 50, 40, 31.5, 25, 20, 16, 12.5, 10 and 6.3mm
    15. Electronic Weighing Balance
Lab in-charge Faculty : Ms. Ragi C Ravindran