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The laboratories and workshops in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering are furnished with a high quality up-to-date equipment capable of conducting experimental work for both teaching and research purposes. Many of the equipment have good computerized data acquisition systems. Furthermore, all laboratories are manned with highly qualified and well trained technicians. The major laboratories and examples of some of the equipment and tests associated with them are listed below.

                               

 

 

Survey Laboratory

No.

 Equipment Name

Applications

1

Digital Theodolite

Used in surveying for measurement of angles 

2

Total Station

Used in surveying to measure  coordinates, angels & distance

 

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Structures/Construction Laboratory

No.

 Equipment Name

Applications

1

Strong Floor with loading frame system and 250 KN, 100 KN Actuators

Testing full size structural elements such as solid slabs beams. The elements may be subjected to static, as well as cyclic loading

2

DARTEC machine, max compressive force 4000KN, max tensile force 2000KN

Testing full size structural elements such as columns, big pipe. The elements may be subjected to static, as well as cyclic loading

3

DARTEC machine 600 KN & 100 KN Universal Testing Machines

Testing smaller units of structural elements, such as Steel bars, concrete samples, blocks, bricks, tiles etc

4

ADR 3000KN Compression Machine

Testing concrete cubes, cylinders and flexural test.

5

MTS machine 100 KN Universal Testing Machine

Study the stress-strain relationship

6

Torsion Machine

Measurement of the torsion strength

7

Hardens Machine 

Measurement of the Hardens strength for different materials

 

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Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

No.

 Equipment Name

Applications

1

CBR – Test 50 Machine

Measurement of soil strength

1

Triaxial cell Apparatus

Measurement of the effective stress in soils

2

Direct / Residual Shear Apparatus

Measurement of the shear resistance of soil

3

Oedometer Apparatus

Determination of  the soil consolidation characteristics

4

Tri-Flex - wall Permeability system

Determination of  hydraulic conductivity & intrinsic permeability 

 

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Highway Laboratory

No.

 Equipment Name

Applications

1

Gyratory Compactor

Used for Compacting Asphalt samples 

2

Marshal Test 50 load Frame

Measurement of stability & flow of bituminous mixtures

3

Marshal Compacter Test

To Compact Marshal samples

4

Bohling DRS II 10 Asphalt Rheometer

Measurement of physical properties of asphalt

5

Loss on heating / thin film oven

Determination of the loss in weight of bitumen

6

Ring and Ball Apparatus

Determination of the softening point of binder

7

Viscosity Apparatus

Determination of the viscosity of binder

 

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Environmental Engineering Laboratory

No.

 Equipment Name

Applications

1

Atomic Absorption Instrument, PerkinElmer,Analyst300 AA WINLAB,

Analysis of heavy trace metals

2

Ion Chromatography System

Analysis of chloride and other anions

3

Zellweger Analytic Lab TOC 2001

Measurement of total organic carbon

4

UV/VIS Spectrophotometer

Qualitative & quantitative spectral analyses of samples

5

Photolab Spectral Photometer

Analysis of water & wastewater

6

Ion Exchange apparatus

Water treatment processes

7

Gas Liquid Absorption

Measurement of absorption

8

Flue gas Analyzer

Analysis of pollution

9

Aeration Apparatus

Determination of the oxygenation capacity 

10

BOD Apparatus

BOD evaluation of toxicity & microbiological growth

11

COD Reactor

COD Analysis

 

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Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulics Laboratory

No.

 Equipment Name

Applications

1

Mobile Bed & Flow Visualization Table

Study of open channel flow on a fixed or mobile bed

2

Hydrology Study System

Study the rainfall-runoff relationship

3

Rainfall Hydrographs

Study the rainfall-runoff relationship

4

Deep Bed Filter Column

Study the filtration process

5

Model Sedimentation tank

Sedimentation studies

6

Drag Coefficients of Particles Apparatus

Demonstration of the effect of particle shape on velocity of fall

7

Impact of Jet Apparatus

Measurement of the force exerted by a jet

8

Orifice meter Apparatus

Measurement of flow through pipes

9

Series & Parallel Pump Test Set

Study the pump characteristic curves

10

Venturi meter

Measurement of pipe flow

11

Drainage and Seepage Tank

Determination of the seepage rate

12

Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meter

Measurement of velocity of flow

13

Ultrasonic Flow Meter

Non-intrusive measurement of pipe flow

14

Reynolds Apparatus

To visualize transition of flow from laminar to turbulent

 

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