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