Strength of Materials Laboratory
The Strength of Materials Laboratory is well-equipped for testing structural materials including steel, timber, concrete etc. and has a 100T electronic UTM, a 200T compression testing machine and a wood testing machine. Standard tests on building materials are routinely performed for government and private organizations as a part of consultancy and testing activities. Different types of tests are conducted in this laboratory as per standards (ASTM and IS) to know the various mechanical properties of a material such as young’s modulus, shear modulus, hardness, toughness, deflection, fatigue strength etc. The students will have the required knowledge in the area of testing of materials and components of structural elements experimentally.
Apart from the regular laboratory classes the students are taken for an one week field study which involves activities like surveying the field for watershed management, irrigation and crop growth. The students are undergoing a mandatory four weeks industrial training to various agricultural industries. The students are thus exposed to current industrial requirements and developments.
Soil Science Laboratory
The Soil Science Laboratory equipped with all modern machineries required for advanced research and consultancy services. All the experiments listed in the syllabus content of the undergraduate programmes can be carried out in the laboratory. The spring type unconfined compression test was replaced with load frame technique. The student’s theoretical knowledge is reinforced with practical problems by explaining the consultancy reports. The Plate load test in coupled with proctor penetrometer to explain its field significance. Soil test may refer to one or a more wide variety of soil analysis conducted for one of the several possible reasons. Possibly the most widely conducted soil tests are those done to estimate the plant-available concentrations of plant nutrients, in order to determine fertilizer recommendations in agriculture. Other soil tests may be done for engineering (geotechnical), geochemical or ecological investigations. Students know the techniques to determine various physical and chemical properties of soil that are applicable for agriculture and irrigation by conducting appropriate tests.
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory is fully equipped with all necessary equipments along with their accessories as required for the courses. The laboratory kept pace with modern technological advancements with the addition of new equipments as required. The laboratory is equipped with flow measuring Equipments like orifices, mouth pieces, notches, orifice meters, Venturi meter, water-meter, Pitot tube and Reynolds apparatus. The laboratory also has Pelton wheel, Kaplan turbine, Francis turbine, multistage Centrifugal pumps, Jet pump, Gear oil pump, Submersible pump, Vertical turbine pump test rig, Compressor pump test rig and Reciprocating pump. The Fluid Mechanics laboratory is actively engaged to reinforce and enhance understanding of the fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics. The experiments here are designed to demonstrate the applications of the basic fluid engineering principles and to provide a more intuitive and physical Understanding of the theory. The students will be able to measure flow in pipes and determine frictional losses. The students will be able to develop characteristics of pumps and turbines.
Surveying and Leveling Laboratory
Surveying takes the foremost place in planning, designing and execution of any kind of construction work. Moreover, knowledge in surveying plays a vital role in the professional practice of civil engineers and architects. Hence, the students are introduced to a course on surveying, provided with ample time and equipments to perform the field exercises on their own. The survey lab Consists of Total station, GPS, Electronic theodolite, Disto, Transit theodolite, dumpy levels, plane tables, compass etc., surveying laboratory is equipped with traditional and modern surveying and levelling equipment to carry out various field exercises. Surveying laboratory course also incorporates the generation of the computer aided drawings with the help of total station survey. Students completing this course would be acquired practical knowledge on handling basic survey instruments including levelling and development of contour map of given area.