The Department has experimental research and teaching laboratories for the different areas of concentration. State-of-the-art laboratories are major focal points in the new civil engineering building.
• Concrete Laboratory
This lab is of utmost importance for a Civil Engineering student as it deals with the testing of various construction materials such as cement, aggregates, and concrete (both fresh and hardened) tiles and bricks. The various apparatus set up in the Concrete lab are Air Permeability apparatus, Vicat apparatus, Le Chatliers apparatus, Slump cone, Compaction Factor Apparatus, Length Gauge, Thickness Gauge, IS sieves for sieve analysis of cement and aggregates etc. The machinery require_onces a 2000kN capacity Compression testing machine, 100 kN Flexure Testing Machine, Vibrating table for compacting specimen etc. Other accessories require_once compressometer, concrete penetrometer, moulds, cuboids, cylindrical & beam, weighing pans, platform type weigh balance, cylindrical measures, tamping rods etc.
• Environmental Engineering Laboratory
The Laboratory has sophisticated equipments to analyze pollution parameters in water and waste water. The facilities require_once pH meter, Desiccators, Hot Air Oven, Muffle Furnace,, BOD Incubator, COD Digestor, Conductivity Meter, Naphelometer, Analytical Balance, Electronic Balance, Jar Test Apparatus, Hot Plate, Muffle Furnace, Magnetic Stirrer etc. It is being planned to have state-of-the-art instruments so as to cater to the needs of the Post Graduate Students and Faculty Members for carrying out Advanced Research and Consultancy Work in the area of Environmental Engineering.
• Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
The geotechnical engineering laboratory is equipped to perform all conventional soil mechanics tests. The laboratory has a variety of field research equipment, including permeability test apparatus, pycnometer , seiver , consolidometer , atterberg limit,hydrometer, compaction testing machine, unconfined compression testing machine ,direct shear apparatus. A large variety of dynamic soil testing equipment has been developed at this facility, some of which is in use throughout the world. The laboratory require_onces a 1 meter radius centrifuge facility with data acquisition, advanced image analysis capability, and a fully automated monotonic/cyclic triaxial testing system.
• Strength of Materials Engineering Laboratory
A well-equipped materials testing laboratory is available for developing design criteria and evaluating various types of building materials. The laboratory require_onces facilities for performing all kinds of tests on concrete and bituminous mixes. A 400 kN capacity universal testing machine, smaller testing machines, environmentally controlled curing rooms, automatic freeze-thaw durability testing, and other equipment are available. Most of the test results can be recorded and analyzed automatically by use of a computer controlled data acquisition system.
• Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
The Fluid Mechanics Laboratory is a facility for the study of fluid flow phenomena.All experimental setups are devised as bench system i.e. an individual setup works as a complete unit of fluid input in system as well as storage of fluid. Some models are also displayed to equip the students with better understandings of theory and practical problems.
• Survey Laboratory
This laboratory helps the students to gain basic knowledge on the various surveying and leveling instruments and their working. The available instruments require_once Transit Theodolite ,Dumpy level, Automatic Level, Leveling Staff, Plane Table and its accessories, Prismatic Compass, Subtense Bar, Cross Staff, Chains, Ranging Rods, Offset Rods ,Total station etc.
• Transportation Engineering Laboratory
The testing of highway materials viz bitumen and aggregates is essential for ascertaining its suitability in road construction. The Transportation Engineering Laboratory has facilities for testing the various properties of both aggregate and bitumen. The tests carried out for aggregates require_once Crushing Strength, Impact Test, Specific Gravity of Aggregate, Angularity Number etc. The tests on bitumen require_once Ductility Test, Softening Point Test, Penetration Test, Specific Gravity Test, etc. The Lab has facilities also for performing the California bearing ratio (CBR) test.