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Transportation lab
The Transportation Engineering lab has the equipment, required to conduct all standardized tests to assess the quality of highway materials, pavement evaluation and traffic engineering studies. This lab is equipped with the equipment to test bitumen, aggregate and bituminous mixture and confirm the material requirement as per relevant standards. The objective of Transportation Engineering laboratory is to determine some of the properties of coarse aggregates and bitumen. This laboratory course will help the students to understand the theoretical concepts learned in the course transportation engineering.

List of Equipment

  • Ductility testing machine
  • Viscosity apparatus.
  • CBR Testing machine
  • Penetration testing apparatus
  • Softening point apparatus.
  • Flash & fire point apparatus.
  • Los Angeles aberration testing machine.
  • Marshall stability testing apparatus.
  • Bitumen mixer machine.
  • Impact testing machine.
  • Specific gravity testing apparatus.
  • Length gauge & thickness gauge apparatus.

List in Charge: Ms. Anju Rajan (Asst Prof), Mr. Ravikumar

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Survey Lab
The Surveying Laboratory is equipped with the instruments and tools that students use throughout the surveying course. This laboratory helps the students to gain basic and advanced knowledge, and hands-on experience on the usage of various surveying and levelling instruments Students learn techniques for gathering field data with conventional as well as contemporary methods and equipments. The objective of surveying laboratory is to make student familiar and competent enough to draw map in suitable scale by using different surveying instruments like total station, theodolite, auto level, global positioning system (GPS), Dumpy level, electromagnetic distance measurement (EDM), plane table, compass, etc. Our Surveying labs provide students with hands-on experience using common surveying equipment.

List of Equipment

  • Chain & Compass.
  • Dumpy Level
  • Total station
  • Theodolite
  • GPS
  • Plane Table

List in Charge: Ms. Kaikeyee A K (Asst Prof), Mr. Renjith

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Properties of the materials are very important in the process of designing the durable components / machines / structures etc. The objective of the Material Testing Lab I (Strength of materials Lab) is to demonstrate the basic principles in the area of strength and mechanics of materials and structural analysis to the undergraduate students through a series of experiments. This lab deals with the testing of properties of various materials like brass, mild steel, torsteel, aluminum etc. In this lab the experiments are performed to measure the properties of the materials such as impact strength, tensile strength, compressive strength, hardness, ductility etc.

List of Equipment

  • Universal Testing machine.
  • Torsion Testing Machine
  • Spring testing machine
  • Brinell Hardness Testing Machine
  • Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine
  • Izod impact testing machine
  • Deflection testing machine

List in Charge: Ms. Sruthy D (Asst Prof), Mr. Athul Babu

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The Material Testing Lab II (Concrete Laboratory) in the Department of Civil Engineering primarily includes experimental studies on different types of materials which are using in concrete and testing of concrete specimens in various exposure conditions. This lab is of utmost importance for a Civil Engineering student as it deals with the testing of various construction materials such as cement, aggregates, concrete (both fresh and hardened), tiles and bricks. The Concrete Laboratory also offers technical services for testing and research on the structural behaviour and properties of materials. Concrete Lab is occupied with modern pieces of equipments like Digital cum analog UTM of 100 tones capacity with PC, Digital Compression Testing machine of 200 tones capacity Hot Air Oven, Table vibrators, Cement mortar mixing machine, Vicat-Needle apparatus, Sieve Shaker, Concrete workability apparatus, Rebound hammer with digital recording monitor, VB apparatus, Los Angeles Abrasion Tester, etc.

List of Equipment

  • Flexural Testing machine.
  • Compression testing machine
  • Vicat apparatus
  • Le-Chatelier flask
  • Compaction factor apparatus
  • Slump cone apparatus
  • Concrete mixer machine
  • Sieve shaker machine
  • Table vibrator
  • Abrasion testing machine

List in Charge: Mr. Sunoj J S (Asst Prof), Mr. Rajesh Dharma

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Geotechnical engineering laboratory helps in identifying the engineering behaviour of geo-materials (soils and rocks) and by-products such as fly ash etc. Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers or engineering geologists to obtain information on the physical properties of soil and rock around a site to design the type of foundations, earthworks such as dams, embankments, tunnels, reservoirs, pavement subgrades, and specialized applications like waste containment systems. Therefore, geotechnical engineering laboratory has a great role to play in rendering the subsurface a safe and stable load bearing medium.

List of Equipment

  • Permeability testing apparatus
  • Casagrande apparatus
  • Consolidation apparatus
  • Hydrometer apparatus
  • Pyconometer
  • Sieve shaker
  • Field density test apparatus
  • Unconfined compression testing apparatus
  • Direct shear test apparatus
  • Triaxial Shear test apparatus
  • Soil compaction testing apparatus

List in Charge: Ms. Dhanya P (Asst Prof), Mr. Renjith R

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The Environmental Engineering laboratory practical provides good insight into different experimental methods relevant to Environmental Engineering. The Environmental Engineering Laboratory in the Department of Civil Engineering at VKCET provides excellent research facilities with well equipped with the latest analytical and specialized experimental equipment. The Laboratory has sophisticated equipments to analyse pollution parameters in water and waste water.

List of Equipment

    • Water bath.
    • Flocculator
    • Muffle Furnace
    • Hot Air Oven
    • Incubator
    • Distillation Unit
    • pH meter
    • Weighing Balance
    • Turbid meter
List in Charge: Ms. Aiswarya P G (Asst Prof), Mr. Athul Babu
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The lab is intended to provide state-of-the-art training for students in drafting, modeling and analysis packages. The SOFTWARE lab provides the following facilities – Exposure to different categories of building, Functional requirements of buildings, Preparation of 2D drawing, Preparation of 3D drawings, Application of CAD to Civil Engineering Drawing. Major equipment used are – 34 systems (8GB RAM) supporting AutoCAD, Primavera, Staad.Pro, SAP and REVIT Software.

List of Equipment

  • SYSTEM with AutoCAD.
  • SYSTEM with STAAD Pro/ ETABS/ SAP 2000e
  • SYSTEM with REVIT Software & Navisworks Manage software
  • SYSTEM with Primavera / MS Project

List in Charge: Mr. Abhinandh G (Asst Prof), Amal H Kumar

The civil engineering workshop acts as the baby steps towards understanding the opportunities of civil engineering. Here the newly admitted students are introduced to the basic concepts of civil engineering by giving hands on experience in setting out of a building, computing the area and volume of various components of buildings, construction of walls, testing of building materials etc.

List of Equipment

  • Distomat.
  • Screw Gauge
  • Vernier Calliper
  • Dumpy Level

List in Charge: Ms. Aiswarya P G (Asst Prof), Mr. Ravikumar

The library of the Civil Engineering Department plays a key role in maintaining a vast collection of books related to various streams of Civil Engineering. The Department Library forms the backbone for the advancement of consultation and research work in the department. The library preserves a good collection of text books, reference books, project reports, IS codes, etc. The Department Library works hand in hand with the main library of the College. The facilities available in the Department Library are utilized effectively by the Faculty Members and students.