Monday, October 18, 2021             Toll Free: 1800-1800-190            Email:
Notice regarding postponement of MSE 21221 Click Here
Webinar on Basic of IPR and patent search in research Click Here
Pride of DAVU: A Commendation Ceremony for the Alumni Click Here
Ph.D. Entrance Test Result 2021-22 (August intake) Click Here
Advertisement for Teaching and Non-teaching Posts Click Here >> Application Form (Teaching) >> Application Form (Non-Teaching) >>

Department of Civil Engineering Laboratories

The Department has excellent facilities for carrying out teaching and research activities in various disciplines of Civil Engineering. Some important facilities in the Department are:

  1. Structural Engineering Laboratory
  • Simply supported beam to measure deflection.
  • Continuous beam apparatus to measure deflection.
  • Pin Jointed Truss apparatus
  • Column with different end conditions


List of experiments:

  • Deflection of a simply supported beam and verification of Clark-Maxwell's theorem.
  • To determine the Flexural Rigidity of a given beam.
  • To verify the Moment- area theorem for slope and deflection of a given beam.
  • Deflection of a fixed beam and influence line for reactions.
  • Deflection studies for a continuous beam and influence line for reactions.
  • Study of behavior of columns and struts with different end conditions.
  • Experiment on three-hinged arch and experiment on two-hinged arch.
  • Deflection of a statically determinate pin jointed truss.
  • Forces in members of redundant frames.
  • Experiment on curved beams and unsymmetrical bending of a cantilever beam.


  1. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

The Geotechnical lab has the equipment necessary to analyze all soil characteristics some of which are:

  • Triaxial testing Machine
  • Unconfined Testing Machine
  • Standard Penetration Test Apparatus
  • Permeability Test Apparatus
  • Compaction Testing Machine


List of experiments:

  • Determination of in-situ density by core cutter method and Sand replacement method.
  • Determination of Liquid Limit & Plastic Limit.
  • Determination of specific gravity of soil solids by pyconometer method.
  • Grain size analysis of sand and determination of uniformity coefficient (Cu) and coefficient of curvature (Cc).
  • Compaction test of soil and Determination of Relative Density of soil.
  • Determination of permeability by Constant Head Method.
  • Determination of permeability by Variable Head method.
  • Unconfined Compression Test for fine grained soil.
  • Direct Shear Test
  • Triaxial Test and Swell Pressure Test


  1. Transportation Engineering Laboratory

Materials testing system for dynamic and resilient modulus of sub grade soils, impact value of aggregate.

  • Marshall Stability test.
  • Penetration test Apparatus of Bitumen.
  • Abrasion test (Dorry‟s& Los Angeles).
  • Aggregate Crushing Test Apparatus
  • Bitumen Extractor


List of experiments:

  • Aggregate crushing value test and Impact value test.
  • Abrasion test (Dorry‟s& Los Angeles)
  • Soundness test and Flakiness test.
  • Water absorption & specific gravity test
  • Laboratory C. B. R. test.
  • Penetration test on bitumen and Softening point test for bitumen
  • Ductility test.
  • Specific gravity Test.
  • Viscosity test.
  • Marshall Stability test.


  1. Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory

Some of the important equipment in this lab are:

  • Vee notch and rectangular notch.
  • Tilting Flume
  • Reynold’s Apparatus
  • Wind tunnel


List of experiments:

  • To determine the meta-centric height of a floating vessel under loaded and unloaded conditions.
  • To study the flow through a variable area duct and verify Bernoulii‟s energy equation.
  • To determine the coefficient of discharge for an obstruction flow meter (venturimeter).
  • To determine the coefficient of discharge for an obstruction flow meter (orifice meter).
  • To determine the discharge coefficient for a Vee notch or rectangular notch.
  • To determine the coefficient of discharge for Broad crested weir.
  • To determine the hydraulic coefficients for flow through an orifice.
  • To determine the friction coefficient for pipes of different diameter.
  • To determine the head loss in a pipe line due to sudden expansion / sudden contraction/ bend. To determine the velocity distribution for pipe line flow with a pitot static probe.


  1. Surveying Engineering Laboratory

The Surveying Lab consists of an assortment of state-of-the-art equipment for performing various engineering measurements, some of which are:

  • Total station
  • Digital theodolite
  • Auto Levels

List of experiments:

  • Measurement of distance, ranging a line.
  • Measurement of bearing and angles with compass, adjustment of traverse by graphical method.
  • Different methods of leveling, height of instrument.
  • Different methods of leveling, rise & fall methods.
  • Measurement of horizontal and vertical angle by theodolite.
  • Determination of tachometric constants and determination of reduced levels by tachometric observations.
  • Plane table survey, different methods of plotting.
  • Two point & three point problem.
  • Determination of height of an inaccessible object.
  • Setting out a transition curve. Setting out of circular curves in the field using different methods.


  1. Environmental engineering laboratory

In environment lab we have following instruments

  • BOD incubator for a given waste water sample.
  • COD digester
  • Water and soil analysis kit

List of experiments:


  • To measure the pH value of a water/waste water sample.
  • To determine optimum Alum dose for Coagulation.
  • To find MPN for the bacteriological examination of water.
  • To find the turbidity of a given waste water/water sample
  • To find B.O.D, COD and D.O. of a given waste water sample. 
  • Determination of Hardness of a given water sample
  • Determination of total solids, dissolved solids, suspended solids of a given water sample.
  • To determine the concentration of sulphates in water/wastewater sample.
  • To find chlorides in a given sample of water/waste water.
  • To find acidity/alkalinity of a given water sample


    • Compression Testing Machine
    • Flexure Testing Machine
    • Soundness Test Apparatus
    • Workability Apparatus


List of experiments:

  • To Determine the Specific Gravity of cement
  • To Determine the Soundness of cement.
  • To Determine the Standard Consistency, Initial and Final Setting Times of Cement and Compressive Strength of Cement.
  • To Determine the Fineness Modulus, Bulk Density.
  • To determine water Absorption and Specific gravity of Fine and Coarse Aggregates.
  • To Determine the Slump, Compaction Factor and Vee-Bee Time of Concrete.
  • Mix Design of Concrete by IS methods
  • To Determine the Compressive Strength of Concrete by Cube and Cylinder.
  • To carry out the Split Tensile and Flexural strength of Concrete.

Compressive strength of Brick and Tile as IS standard


To facilitate the society to have a broad, encompassing access to knowledge and education, and to assist individuals unravel deeper dimensions of learning and experimentation. To enable students become imaginative, integrated beings who constructively and creatively contribute to environment and society and who ...
Know More »


To ardently seek, consider and implement latest nuances, developments and innovations in Sciences, Languages, Engineering and Technology, Business Studies and Computer Sciences in order to ensure that students develop a holistic acumen for making strategic and judicious decisions in the local and global spectra ...
Know More »

Contact us

  DAV University

SARMASTPUR, Jalandhar - Pathankot, National Highway (NH 44), JALANDHAR - 144 012, Punjab

  Admission Enquiry: 0181-2372900, 070870-17551,070870-17552,
Toll Free: 1800-1800-190
Voter Helpline No: 1950

Copyright © 2021, DAV University. All Rights Reserved.