Material Testing Laboratory I

The materials testing laboratory-I, helps to determine tensile test, torsion test, hardness test, impact strength, shear test, stiffness of springs, types of strain gauges, universal testing machine on steel and metals. The students will be able to infer the suitability of these materials for strength.


  • To understand the preparation of a specimen for the desired strength of materials in relating to the analysis and design of various structural elements.
  • To Study the various component parts of the Universal Testing Machine (U.T.M.) & test procedures of various practical’s to be performed.
  • To conduct a tensile test on a mild steel specimen and determine the following: (i) Limit of proportionality (ii) Elastic limit (iii) Yield strength (iv) Ultimate strength (v) Young’s modulus of elasticity (vi) Percentage elongation (vii) Percentage reduction in area.
  • To conduct hardness test on mild steel, carbon steel, brass and aluminum specimens.
  • To conduct torsion test on mild steel or cast iron specimens to find out modulus of rigidity.
  • To find the values of bending stresses and young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a beam simply supported at the ends and carrying a concentrated load at the centre.
  • To conduct shear test on specimens under double shear.
  • To Study various types of strain Gauges.


  • To understand the various strength of materials.
  • To know about the tests to measure material strength, ductility, hardness.
  • The course will enable the students to evaluate the mechanical properties of materials subjected to the loads and report and verify the same as per Indian standards available and know where the mechanical property is used in the engineering design.

Major Equipments

Sl. No Name of the equipment Quantity
1 Universal testing machine 1
2 Brinell hardness testing machine 1
3 Rockwell hardness testing machine 1
4 Torsion testing machine 1
5 Izod & charpy apparatus 1
6 Deflection of beam apparatus 1
7 Spring testing machine 1
8 Erichsen sheet metal apparatus 1

List of Experiments

  • To Study The Universal Testing Machine (U.T.M.)
  • To determine tensile test on a metal.
  • To determine Hardness of Mild Steel.
  • To determine Torsion test on mild steel rod.
  • To determine Impact strength of steel. (By Izod test )
  • To determine Impact strength of steel.( By Charpy test)
  • To determine Young’s Modulus of different materials of beam simply supported at ends.
  • To determine Shear Test on Metals.
  • To determine the Stiffness of the Spring and Modulus of Rigidity of the Spring wire

Material Testing Laboratory II (Concrete Lab)

The materials testing laboratory II helps to determine the physical properties of construction materials like cement, fine and coarse aggregate, and strength characteristics of cement mortar, plain cement concrete. The tests include determination of specific gravity, fineness, normal consistency, setting times, workability and soundness of cement, fineness modulus of fine and coarse aggregate, strength of cement mortar, cement concrete and bricks, compressive and flexural strength on concrete. The students will be able to infer the suitability of these materials for construction.


  • To determine the properties of the materials used for making the cement concrete mix.
  • To study about the concrete design mix
  • To study the behavior of concrete at its fresh and hardened state


  • Test all the concrete materials as per IS code
  • Design the concrete mix using IS code methods
  • Determine the properties of fresh and hardened of concrete
  • Ensure quality control while testing/ sampling and acceptance criteria
  • Understand about various factors affecting the strength of concrete

Major Equipments

Sl. No Name of the Equipment Quantity
1 Vicat Apparatus 05
2 Le chatelier Mould 03
3 Le chatelier Flask 05
4 Lateral Extensometer 01
5 Digital Compression Testing Machine (2000kN) 01
6 Flexural Testing Machine 01
7 Split Tensile Set-up 01
8 Flow Table 01
9 Consistometer 05
10 Pycnometer 05
11 Sieve shaker motorized 01
12 Density basket 02
13 Crushing value Apparatus 01
14 Hot air oven 01
15 Slump test Apparatus 01
16 Compaction test Apparatus 01
17 Concrete Mixer (Drum Type) 01
18 Vibrating Table 01

Experiments Conducted

  • Determination of specific gravity of cement.
  • Determination of standard consistency of cement paste.
  • Determination of initial and final setting times of cement.
  • Determination of soundness of cement.
  • Determination of compressive strength of cement mortar.
  • Determination of specific gravity and water absorption of fine& coarse aggregate.
  • Sieve analysis of fine & coarse aggregates
  • Determination of maximum bulking and corresponding optimum moisture content of fine aggregate.
  • Determination of bulk density of fine and coarse aggregates.
  • Determination of degree of workability: Slump cone test, compaction factor test, Vee Bee time test, flow table test
  • Determination of Compressive strength of concrete
  • Determination of Flexural strength of concrete
  • Determination of Splitting tensile strength of concrete
  • Determination of water absorption and flexural strength of clay tiles.
  • Determination of water absorption and crushing strength of bricks.

Testing / Consultancy Services for External Agencies

  • Concrete Cube testing for determination of compressive strength of concrete
  • Paver block testing for determination of compressive strength of the material

Surveying Lab

Our surveying lab offers supplemental experience in fundamental land surveying measurement methods for surveying courses, including precision steel taping methods to perform horizontal measurements, traditional transits and digital theodolites to perform angular measurements, and traditional and automatic levels for elevation measurements.

In addition, students have opportunity to use total station equipment, which enables horizontal, vertical, and angular measurements to be made in one operation.

Specialty Equipment

  • Digital level
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) for performing differential GPS surveys


  • To develop the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to understand the measurement technique and equipment used in the land surveying.
  • To develop the ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for land surveying practices.


  • The laboratory provides basic knowledge about principles of surveying for location, design and construction of engineering projects.
  • Helps to develop students surveying skills using surveying instruments like measuring tapes, automatic levels, theodolite, and electronic distance measurement equipment.
  • Develops the ability to identify the sources of error and the procedures to minimize errors.

Major Equipments

Sl. No Name of the equipment Quantity
1 GPS 2
2 Total Station 5
3 Theodolite 10
4 Dumpy level 10
5 Auto Level 03
6 Prismatic compass 10
7 Survey compass 02
8 Subtense bar 05
9 Plane table 12

Experiments conducted for Surveying Lab I

  • Measurement with chain and tape, ranging, offsets (perpendicular and oblique).
  • Offset survey over an ear-marked boundary.
  • Closed traverse by chain and plotting.
  • Study of prismatic compass and setting out a regular polygon.
  • Closed traverse by chain and compass, plotting and adjustment (graphical and analytical).
  • Plane table survey by radial resection and traverse method.
  • Two point problem.
  • Three points problem (Bessels method).
  • Three point problem (Trial and error method).
  • Study of levelling instruments and observation of staff reading.
  • Differential levelling.
  • Fly levelling.
  • Reciprocal levelling.
  • Check levelling.
  • Contour survey and plotting.
  • L.S and C.S and plotting.

Experiments conducted for Surveying Lab II

  • Study of Theodolite, Measurement of horizontal angle (Repetition and reiteration), Measurement of Vertical angle.
  • Theodolite closed traverse, plotting and adjustment.
  • Heights and Distances (Base of the object accessible & inaccessible).
  • Heights and Distances – Instrument station in the same vertical plane.
  • Heights and Distances (Base of the object in accessible – Instrument station not in the same vertical plane).
  • Determination of tacheometric constant.
  • Tacheometric survey – Distance and Elevation by stadia method.
  • Tacheometric survey – Distance and Elevation by tangential method.
  • Tacheometric survey – Contouring and plotting.
  • Use of Subtense bar.
  • Setting out for building.
  • Setting out curves.
  • Total Station and GPS.

Transportation Engineering Lab

Transportation engineering lab enables us to study about the technology and scientific principles to the planning, functional design, operation and management of facilities for any mode of transportation in order to provide for the safe, efficient, rapid, comfortable, convenient, economical, and environmentally compatible movement of people and goods.


  • To develop an understanding of the highway material.
  • Familiarize the students with various test procedures.


  • Suitability of sub-grade.
  • Suitability of aggregate used in road construction.
  • Characters of binding materials.

Major Equipments

Sl. No Name of the Equipment Quantity
1 California Bearing Ratio Test Apparatus 1
2 Los Angeles Abrasion Testing Machine with Abrasive Charge 1
3 Aggregate Impact test Apparatus 1
4 Universal Penetrometer 1
5 Ductility Testing Machine, Electrically Operated 1
6 Softening Point 1
7 Flash and Fire Point AIM – 509 Flash Point (Closed) 1
8 Standard Tar Viscometer 1

Experiments Conducted

  • CBR test on sub grade soil.
  • Sand gravel mix design on sub grade soil.
  • Aggregate crushing value test.
  • Los angels abrasion test.
  • Aggregate impact test.
  • Elongation index.
  • Flakiness index.
  • Angularity number.
  • Specific gravity and water absorption test.
  • Penetration value of Bitumen.
  • Ductility test of Bitumen.
  • Softening point test of bitumen.
  • Flash and fire point test on bitumen.
  • Specific gravity of Bitumen.
  • Viscosity of cutback Bitumen.
  • Marshall’s test on Bituminous mixes

Environmental Engineering Lab

Environmental Engineering Laboratory is one of the most important laboratories of the Department of Civil Engineering, where the students perform experiments required for environmental engineering course and research work of their final projects. The lab also serves the faculty members of the environmental engineering expertise to carry out research works. In addition, the lab provides societal services by conducting technical studies and consultancy services acquired by both private and public sectors in the fields of water, wastewater, air, and solid-waste engineering.

The laboratory composes of modern and technically advanced instruments needed for analysis of water, wastewater, air, and solid-waste. The lab also have many in-situ devices and equipments to perform different types of measurements and to take grab and composite water, wastewater, soil and air samples.


  • To introduce students about the common environmental experiments relating to water and wastewater quality are performed.
  • This course will help students know the appropriate test for given environmental problem, statistically interpret laboratorial results and write technical reports, and apply the laboratorial results to problem identification, quantification, and basic environmental design and technical solutions.


  • Perform common environmental experiments relating to water and wastewater quality, and know which tests are appropriate for given environmental problems
  • Statistically analyze and interpret laboratorial results.
  • Apply the laboratorial results to problem identification, quantification, and basic environmental design and technical solutions.
  • Understand and use the water and wastewater sampling procedures and sample preservations.
  • Obtain the necessary background for subsequent courses in environmental engineering.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write clear technical laboratorial reports.
  • Use word processors and other modern software packages in writing and finishing the reports. Demonstrate the ability to work in groups.
  • Understand the impact of water and wastewater treatment on people and the environment.
  • Understand and apply ethical issues associated with decision making and professional conduct in the laboratorial and field environment.

Major Equipments

Sl.No Name of the equipment Quantity
1 Turbidity meter 1
2 pH meter 1
3 Conductivity meter 1
4 Flame Photometer 1
5 Chlorine Comparator 1
6 Jar Test Apparatus 1
7 B.O.D incubator 1
8 C.O.D incubator 1
9 Muffle Furnace 1
10 Hot Air Oven 1
11 Magnetic Stirrer with hot plate 1
12 Water Bath 1
13 Heating Mantles 2
14 Colorimeter 1
15 Desicator 210mm 5
16 Crucibles 50ml 10
17 Burette with stand – B Class 100ml 12
18 Pipette with graduation 25ml 12
19 Beaker 100ml 15
20 Beaker 500 ml 5
21 Beaker 1000ml 5
22 Standard Flask 100ml 10
23 Standard Flask 250ml 10
24 Conical flask 250ml 15

Experiments Handled

  • Determination of turbidity, pH, Conductivity.
  • Determination of Alkalinity.
  • Determination of Chlorides.
  • Determination of Hardness.
  • Determination of Iron.
  • Determination of Manganese.
  • Determination of Fluorides.
  • Determination of total solids.
  • Determination of suspended solids.
  • Determination of dissolved oxygen.
  • Jar test for the determination of optimum coagulant dose.
  • Determination of BOD.
  • Determination of COD.
  • Estimation of E-Coli.
  • Determination of residual Chlorine.

Testing /Consultancy Services for External Agencies

  • The fully equipped environmental engineering laboratory is capable of analyzing physical, chemical and biological contaminants in any matrix, including water, wastewater, air and soil.
  • The laboratory is actively engaged in providing consultancy services to various Government and Private sector organizations.

Geotechnical Engineering Lab

The Geotechnical Laboratory is well-equipped with testing equipment for evaluating all engineering properties of soils and rocks, including index properties, compaction characteristics of soils, hydraulic characteristics, compressibility, rate of consolidation and shear strength. The equipment ranges from the most fundamental to the most sophisticated and is used in both undergraduate and graduate teaching and research.


  • To provide the hands on training in determination of Index and Engineering and index properties of soils.
  • To familiarize the students to do the experiments as per the guidelines of BIS.
  • To provide the knowledge on interpretation experimental results to solve foundation problems.


  • Sample Collection and Analysis
  • Geotechnical Engineering Analysis
  • Soils Compatibility study

Major Equipments

Sl.No Name of the equipment Quantity
1 Direct shear apparatus 1
2 SPT test device with split spoon samplers
3 Static Tri-axial shear setup with pore pressure measurements 1
4 Unconfined compression test apparatus 1
5 Field density kit – sand pouring cylinders (Sand replacement apparatus ) 1
6 Core cutter 2
7 Standard Proctor compaction apparatus 3
8 Constant head permeameter 1
9 Falling head permeameter 1
10 Casagrande Liquid limit device 4
11 Plastic limit apparatus 4
12 Shrinkage limit apparatus set 1
13 Pycnometers 5
14 Motorized Sieve Shaker and Sieve sets for grain size distribution 1
15 Sedimentation test apparatus– Hydrometers 1
16 Consolidation test apparatus with swell measurements 1

Experiments conducted

  • Specific gravity of coarse and fine grained soils
  • In-situ Density determinationby (a) Sand replacement and (b) Core cutter methods
  • Grain size analysis – Mechanical method – Dry sieve analysis.
  • Grain size analysis – Sedimentation analysis – Hydrometer method
  • Determination of Atterberg’s limits: Liquid, Plastic and Shrinkage Limits
  • Permeability Test – (a) Constant Head and b) Variable Head Methods
  • Proctor Compaction Test- Standard Proctor Compaction Test
  • Direct Shear Test
  • Unconfined Compression Test
  • Tri-axial compression Test
  • Visual soil classification
  • Consolidation Test (demo)
  • SPT test(demo)

Testing / Consultancy Services for External Agencies

  • Soil testing for determination of field density using core cutter and sand replacement technique for road formation
  • Soil testing for determination of index properties and gradation properties
  • Soil testing for determination of compaction properties for WBM and GSB

Geoscience Engineering Lab

Geo-science engineering laboratory explores the application of geological knowledge in engineering works. It has wide applications in various engineering fields especially in urban planning and expansion. Site investigation for major structures such as dams, tunnels, reservoirs, highways and heavy buildings is one of the main parts of engineering applications. Others include earth material characterization, exploration and assessment of construction materials and assessment of difficult grounds such as, expansive and collapsible soils. The obtained information can be presented in a form of engineering geological maps, which is essential in several projects.



  • The objective of this laboratory is to study the geologic factors that affect the location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of different civil engineering structures.
  • To study the physical properties of minerals and rocks, geological properties like strike and dip of the bedding planes.
  • To analyze the attitude of rock formations, interpretation and use of geological maps and identification of mineral and rock analogs.


  • The students will have an in depth knowledge to analyze and interpret the attitude of rock formations in a given site for construction.
  • They will be able to identify the rocks visually from its physical properties and mineralogical composition.
  • They will be able to decide upon the suitability of the earth materials (rocks and soil) available for the construction, by examining them physically and chemically in the laboratory if needed.
  • The student will be able to interpret and understand the geological contour maps provided by the geologist about the topography of the construction site, and can decide on the suitable site for construction based on their interpretation from the geological map.

List of Equipments / Specimens / Maps:

Sl.No Name of the Equipment /Specimen /Model Quantity
1 Description an classification of Faults 2 nos.
2 Earth’s layer model 1 no.
3 Geological map of India (90 x 70) cm 1 no.
4 Mineral map of India (90 x 70) cm 1 no.
5 India rock and mineral map (54 x 88) cm 1 no.
6 India rock type map (54 x 88) cm 1 no.
7 India earthquake map (54 x 88) cm 1 no.
8 India soil map 1 no.
9 Types of folds (125 x 100) cm 1 no.
10 Structure of earth (125 x 100) cm 1 no.
11 Description and classification of fault I (125 x 100) cm 1 no.
12 Description and classification of fault II (125 x 100) cm 1 no.
13 Earthquake model (100 x 75) cm 1 no.
14 Story of earth (100 x 75) cm 1 no.
15 Cyclones and anticyclones (100 x 75) cm 1 no.
16 Hydrological cycle model (40 x 30 x 20) cm 1 no.
17 Model of contour map interpretation (60 x 50 x 40) cm 1 no.
18 Earth’s layer model 1 no.
19 Aerial photographs coloured 1 no.
20 Aerial photographs black & white with toposheets 1 no.
21 Satellite imagery FCC, Geo-coded toposheet base scale 1:50,000 1 no.
22 Mineral specimen 100 nos.
23 Rock specimen 69 nos.
24 Streak plates 50 nos.
25 Mohr’s scale of hardness 1 set
26 Hardness testing knife 20 nos.
27 Pocket lenses 20 nos.
28 Round magnets 20 nos.

List of Experiments

  • Determination of vertical and true thickness of bed rock layers.
  • Determination of attitude (strike direction, true and apparent dip directions and amount) of the rock bed layers.
  • Determination of attitude and depth of rock bed layers in the sub-surface – Bore hole problems
  • Analyzing and interpretation of geological sections of contour maps.
  • Megascopic study of minerals.
  • Megascopic study of rocks.

Computation laboratory

A well-equipped computer lab with advanced facilities is established for the benefit of the civil engineering students. High end terminals supported by latest hardware and software, latest visual aids, plotting devices, etc. are among them. Advanced civil engineering software’s are procured for making the students globally competitive and industry ready.

Auto CAD Lab

At CAD lab, students get professional training on 2D & 3D drafting of civil engineering drawings using the latest version of AutoCAD software. Student will learn computer aided design layout. Students will also gain the knowledge of design and drafting needed for civil engineering discipline.

Objectives of CAD lab

  • To understand the principles of planning and byelaws
  • To draw plan, elevation and section of load bearing and framed structures
  • To draw plan, elevation and section of public and industrial structures
  • To prepare detailed working drawing for doors, windows, etc.

Outcome of CAD lab

  • Apply the principles of planning and byelaws used for building planning
  • Draw plan, elevation and section for various structures

STAAD Pro lab

At STAAD Pro lab students are made to analyze and design various structural elements using STAAD Pro to gain basic knowledge in modeling of structures.

Course Objectives of STAAD Pro lab

  • To introduce the basics of STAAD Pro Software
  • To make the students to analyse and design various structural elements using STAAD Pro
  • To gain basic knowledge in modelling of structures
  • To familiarize and give hands on training to the students using worksheets and database

Course Outcome of STAAD Pro lab

  • Student will able to model, Analyse and design structures using structural analysis software’s.

Lab Facilities

  • Processor: Intel (R) Core (TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30 GHz
  • Installed memory (RAM) : 4.00 GB (3.17 GB usable)
  • System type: 32-bit Operating System
  • Window edition: Window 7 Professional
  • Number of system : 60
S.NO Name of Software Purpose of Software Qty
2 STAAD PRO V8i Structural Analysis & Design Multi-user

List of Experiments for CAD lab

  • Panelled door, glazed window and ventilator
  • Footing for wall and spread foundation, footing foundation
  • RCC foundation and footing
  • RCC stairs
  • Auto cad Plan section elevation of residential building
  • Public buildings-office, bank
  • Industrial building
  • Post office

List of Experiments for STAAD pro lab

  • Introduction to STAAD pro V 8i
  • Analysis of continuous beams with different loads, Internal hinges, Elastic support, support settlements and moving loads.
  • Analysis of trusses with lack of fit, Temperature stresses and Wind load.
  • Analysis of rigid jointed frames with different loads, Internal hinges, Elastic support, support settlements, moving loads, inclined supports and moment envelop.
  • Special Topics- 3D-Modelling tool, modelling of hybrid structures
  • Comparison with ETABS, STRUDS software’s