LABS AND COMPUTING
Concrete Technology Laboratory
Concrete Technology Laboratory provides facilities to quench the thirst of knowledge of our students. The concrete technology laboratory equipped with instruments such as Universal testing machine, compression testing machine, cement autoclave testing machine, vibrating table, slump test apparatus, Electric Concrete Mixer, L box & U Box are used to conduct all quality control tests on cement, aggregates and concrete (Fresh and hardened). Students learn the standard procedure to test the quality of building materials in line with the corresponding IS codes. The lab has equipment for conducting non-destructive tests on concrete to verify quality in the post-construction phase. In addition to meeting the curriculum and consultancy requirements, the equipment in the laboratory are extensively utilized for projects by students of UG, PG and also by faculty for their research work.
Computer Aided Design of Structures
The objective of this lab is to impart practical knowledge on design and analysis of civil engineering structure. The department has civil computer applications laboratory which is equipped with 32 computers and installed with high end authorized civil designing software like STAAD.ProV8i and STAAD Foundation which helps the students to learn about Analysis & Design of Structures, Finite Element Analysis of structures.
Earthquake Engineering Lab
Earthquake is a natural calamity which causes loss to human and economy of the society. The destruction occurred due to this is massive. It is a challenge to the Structural Engineers to face this situation of infrastructural failure and a duty to contribute to society to minimize it. Earthquake Engineering is the science which is concerned about protecting the society from natural calamity with minimal loss. It is difficult to design a structure which is earthquake proof but can be designed as earthquake resistant.
In our earthquake engineering laboratory, students are being exposed to study the response of structures to earthquake, understand them and design earthquake resistant structures using recommended Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) codes.
The main objectives of Earthquake Engineering are,
- To anticipate the future consequences during earthquakes of higher magnitudes and strengthen the structures well in advance to sustain them with reduced risks to the society.
- To design and maintain structures to respond to earthquakes with lower destruction fulfilling the codal provisions.
Our laboratory is equipped with Shake table with controller, models for material study such as Lumped mass models, models of structure with plane frame, with bracing, with shear walls, Ductile detailing models of different structural members like beams, slab, column, footing etc.