Objectives: The student will gain hands-on experience in conducting soil laboratory tests to determine soil parameters needed for geotechnical engineering design, and to communicate this information with others. Further the laboratory involves determination of moisture content, density, plastic limit, and liquid limit, shrinkage limit, bearing capacity, grain size distribution and specific gravity of soil.
Equipments used: oven, consolidometer, shear box, CBR, compaction testing machine, core-cutter, casagrande apparatus, test kit for atterberg limits
Objectives: This lab is used for research and teaching in the fields of rigid and flexible pavements and testing pavements materials and structures. Several instruments exist in the lab for conducting materials characterization tests.Equipments used: los angel apparatus, bitumen extractor, ductility testing machine, bitumen mixer, bitumen penetration apparatus, Impaction test apparatus, marshal stability test apparatus, film stripping device.
CONCRETE AND STRUCTURAL LAB:
Objectives: This lab enables students to carry various experiments regarding compressive strength of concrete, tensile strength of concrete, workability test, design mix, modulus of rupture of concrete. All these experiments intended to determine the quality of concrete.Equipments used: vibrating table, compaction factor test apparatus, slump cone, compression testing machine.
MATERIAL TESTING LAB:
Objectives: Material testing laboratory helps for selecting and verifying materials and to evaluate material quality, performance, troubleshooting, research and many other applications.Equipments used: Le-chatteliers apparatus, vicat’s apparatus, SIEVE SHAKER, aggregate crushing value apparatus, UTM
Objective: It includes essential measurements to determine the relative position of points or physical and cultural details above, on, or beneath the surface of the Earth, and to depict them in a usable form, or to establish the position of points or details.Equipments used: Theodolite, level, compass, plane table with all accessories, EDM.