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School of Civil Engineering (SCE)

Facilities

Laboratories

The School has established advanced R & D laboratories to propagate emerging technologies amongst the students and develop cutting edge technologies in the field of High Performance Concrete, Remote Sensing, Development of Low Cost Building Materials like Fly Ash, Foundry Waste Sand and Removal of Chromium from Waste Water by using Bio-polymers and such other things. The students are completely trained to keep pace with the technological developments and equip themselves with the latest in the field.

Environmental Engineering Laboratory

Name of the Equipment

  • Thermo Reactor COD Digestor
  • Miclins Peristaltic Pump
  • Orbital Shaking Incubator
  • Electronic Weighing Balance
  • Bacteriological Incubator (Sciengenics)
  • BOD Incubator
  • Table Top Shaker (Sciengenics)
  • Sciengenics Open Shaker
  • UV – Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • Ion Chromatography
  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (solid and liquid)
  • Laboratory Centrifuge
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Vertical Autoclave
  • Laminar Air Flow (Horizontal)
  • Primo Star Halogen Microscope (Zeiss)
  • Digital Colony Counter
  • Kjeldhal Distillation Unit
  • Quick Freezer
  • Specific Ion Meter (Ammonia and Fluoride)
  • ORSAT Apparatus
  • DO Meter
  • Turbidity Meter
  • Inolab ORP Meter
  • Triple/Double Distilled Water Unit
  • Automatic Pipette Washer
  • Hot Plate
  • Vacuum Pump
  • Sonicator
  • Magnetic Stirrer
  • Ino Lab pH Meter
  • Jar Test Apparatus
  • Cyclo-mixer
  • Digital Noise Level Meter
  • Double Walled Water Bath
  • MicroController Based Conductivity Meter
  • Automatic Booster Pump
  • Filler Press
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • UV Transilluminator

Structural Engineering and Concrete Laboratory

Name of the Equipment

  • Universal Testing Machine (100 T)
  • Compression Testing Machine (200 T)
  • Loading Frame with Load Cell (10 T, 20 T, 50 T & 100 T)
  • Concrete Mixer (Drum/Pan)
  • Slump Cone
  • L Box Apparatus
  • J Ring Apparatus
  • U Box Apparatus
  • V Funnel Apparatus
  • Flow Table
  • Accelerated Curing Tank
  • Blaine’s Air Permeability
  • Vicat Apparatus
  • Crack Width Microscope
  • Length Comparator Apparatus (Drying Shrinkage)
  • Disc Pelletizer
  • Marshall Cone Apparatus
  • Concrete Vibrator (Table and Pin)
  • Steel Bar Bending Machine
  • Electrochemical Corrosion Measuring Instrument

Advanced Concrete Testing Laboratory

Name of the Equipment

  • Rapid Chloride Permeability Test (RCPT) Apparatus
  • Carbonation Chamber for Concrete
  • Concrete Permeability Apparatus
  • Cement Tensile Testing Apparatus
  • Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) Test for Concrete
  • Rebound Hammer Test for Concrete
  • Electro-chemical Corrosion Measurement Instrument

Building Drawing Laboratory

Name of Hardware and Software

  • Dell Workstations – 48 Nos.
  • HP Mini Desktop – 10 Nos.
  • Autodesk AutoCAD (Educational Version)
  • Bentley STAAD Pro V8i (Global Structural STAAD Bundle)
  • Q-GIS (Open Source)
  • Visual MODFLOW Flex (Educational Version)

Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Name of the Equipment

  • Tri-axial Testing Apparatus
  • Swell Test Apparatus
  • Direct Shear Test
  • Permeability Apparatus
  • Permittivity Apparatus
  • Unconfined Compression Test Apparatus
  • Automatic Compaction Testing Apparatus
  • Vane Shear Apparatus
  • Consolidation Apparatus
  • Sieve Shaker
  • Liquid Limit Apparatus
  • Sand Replacement Method
  • Compaction Test Apparatus
  • Core Cutter
  • Pin Hole Apparatus
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Relative Density
  • Penetrometer
  • Pycnometer
  • Thickness Gauge
  • Cone Drop Apparatus
  • Hardwared Miniature Test Apparatus
  • Sieve Set
  • Extractor Frame Universal

Surveying Laboratory

Name of the Equipment

  • Electronic Total Station
  • Digital Theodolite
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) Equipment
  • Digital Laser Rangefinder Measuring Device (Range: 250 m)
  • Vernier Theodolite & Tacheometer
  • Auto Level
  • Plane Table
  • Prismatic Compass
  • Chain (20 m)
  • Chain (30 m)
  • Tapes (30 m – Fibre)
  • Tapes (30 m – Steel)
  • Planimeter
  • Ranging Rods
  • Cross Staff
  • Level Staff
  • Pegs
  • Arrows

Geosciences Research Laboratory

Name of the Equipment

  • Stereo-zoom Trinocular Microscope & Digital Camera (Model : SMZ – 18), Nikon Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
  • LEICA Microscope & Digital Camera (LEICA M205C), Leica Mikorosysteme, Wetzlar, Germany
  • Ultra Sonicator (SONICA 2200 MH S3)
  • Precision Balance (QUINTIX 65-101N)
  • Brunton Compass/Digital
  • Clinometers

IGNEOUS ROCKS/PLACE OF COLLECTION

  • Anorthosite, Tiruchengode, TN
  • Basalt, Maharashtra
  • Diorite, AP
  • Dolerite Porphyry, AP
  • Dolerite, TN
  • Granite Grey White, Bengaluru, KN
  • Granite Pink, AP
  • Hornblende, KN
  • Pumice, Italy
  • Tourmaline Pegmatite, Gudur, AP

SEDIMENTARY ROCKS

  • Bituminous Coal, AP
  • Conglomerate, Thiruvelangadu, TN
  • Dolomite Granular, Sivanmalai, TN
  • Limestone, Cuddapah, AP
  • Limestone Fossiliferous, Ariyalur, TN
  • Limestone Oolitic, TN
  • Sandstone
  • Shale Variegated, Rayalacheruvu, AP
  • Shale Yellow, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

METAMORPHIC ROCKS

  • Biotite Schist, Gudur, AP
  • Charnockite, TN
  • Chlorite Schist with Garnet, Gudur, AP
  • Chlorite Schist with Staurolite, KN
  • Gneiss, TN
  • Marble Dolomitic, Rajasthan
  • Marble Pink, Rajasthan
  • Marble Serpentine, Rajasthan
  • Marble White, Rajasthan
  • Quartzite, Tirupati, AP
  • Slate Black, AP

CRYSTAL AGGRIGATE

  • Agate
  • Amethyst Crystal, Maharashtra
  • Apophyllite, Maharashtra
  • Garnet, AP
  • Magnetite, Sevatdoor, TN
  • Mica Biotite, Gudur, AP
  • Quartz Crystal, Andheri, Maharashtra
  • Quartz Crystal Smoky Agg., Kangeyam, TN
  • Sillistite Agg ., Ariyalur, TN
  • Stilbite Agg., Maharashtra
  • Tourmaline, Gudur, TN

MINERALS

  • Agate Banded, Maharashtra
  • Agate Stalagmite, Lonavala, Maharashtra
  • Albite (Plagioclase), Gudur, AP
  • Apatite (Brown), Sewatdoor, TN
  • Barite White, Cuddapah, AP
  • Bauxite, Salem, TN
  • Beryl, K.R.Sadar, Mysore
  • Biotite (Black Mica), Gudur, AP
  • Calcite Honey Yellow, Maharashtra
  • Calcite Translucent, Deccan Traps
  • Calcite White Andheri, Maharashtra
  • Chalcedony Apophyllite, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Chert, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
  • Chlorite, Tavakadahalli, KN
  • Chromite, Byrapura, KN
  • Chrysotile Serpentine, Cuddapah, AP
  • Dolomite: Asbestos, Yeregowdanahalli, KN
  • Feldspar Microcline Pink, AP
  • Feldspar Pink Karur, TN
  • Flint Black, Duolay, Maharashtra
  • Fossil Wood, Bihar
  • Galena, France
  • Graphite, Anakapalle, AP
  • Gypsum, Trichy, TN
  • Hematite, Sandur, KN
  • Heulandite, Lonavala, Maharashtra
  • Hornblende, Sewatdoor, TN
  • Jasper Sandur, KN
  • Limonite, Sandur, KN
  • Muscovite, Sivanmalai, TN
  • Olivine, Salem, TN
  • Phosphatic Nodules, Ariyalur, TN
  • Plagioclase, Gudur, AP
  • Pyrite Crystallized, Cuddapah, AP
  • Quartz Bluish Grey, Mangalpur, KN
  • Quartz Crystal, AP
  • Quartz Green, Gudur, AP
  • Quartz Milky, Mysore, KN
  • Quartz Silicified Wood, Kangayam,TN
  • Quartz Transparent, Kangayam,TN
  • Quartz Yellow, Dindigul, TN
  • Quartz, Dindigul, TN
  • Rocksalt / Hallite, Punjab
  • Star Corundum, Kolar, KN
  • Sulphur
  • Talc Cream, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Vermiculite, Sewatdoor, TN

Transportation Engineering Laboratory

Name of the Equipment

  • Aggregate Crushing Test Apparatus
  • Aggregate Impact Value Test Apparatus
  • Benkelman Beam Deflection Test
  • Centrifuge Extractor
  • Ductility Testing Apparatus
  • Length Gauge
  • Los Angles Abrasion Test Apparatus
  • Marshall Bar Stability Test Apparatus
  • Penetrometer for Bitumen
  • Ring and Ball Apparatus
  • Sieve Shaker and Sieves
  • Tar Viscometer
  • Thickness Gauge

Strength of Materials Laboratory

Name of the Equipment

  • Spring Testing Machine
  • Computerized Universal Testing Machine
  • Digital Torsion Testing Machine
  • Impact Testing Machine
  • Fatigue Testing Machine
  • Autograph (SHIMADZU-UTM)
  • Deflection Test Apparatus
  • Rosette Strain Gauge
  • Vickers Hardness Tester
  • Rockwell cum Brinell Hardness Tester
  • Micro Vickers Hardness Tester
  • Automated Compression Testing Machine

Computer Hardware

  • Computers (2 Nos.)

Software

  • WINUTM
  • TRAPEZIUMX

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Name of the Equipment

  • Flow through Orifice Apparatus (Closed Circuit)
  • Flow through Mouthpiece Apparatus (Closed Circuit)
  • Flow through Triangular Notch (Closed Circuit)
  • Flow through Rectangular Notch (Closed Circuit)
  • Flow through Venturi Meter And Orifice Meter (Closed Circuit)
  • Flow Velocity Measurement Using Pitot Tube
  • Pipe Friction Apparatus (Closed Circuit)
  • Flow Through an Annulus Pipe (Closed Circuit)
  • Reynold’s Apparatus (Closed Circuit)
  • Apparatus for Verification of Bernoulli’s Theorem
  • Tilting Flume Apparatus
  • Losses in Pipe Fittings
  • Apparatus for Determining Metacentric Height
  • Hele-Shaw Apparatus for Flow Visualization

Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory

Name of the Equipment

  • Kaplan Turbine
  • Francis Turbine
  • Pelton Wheel
  • Gear Pump
  • Reciprocating Pump
  • Centrifugal Pump (Constant Speed)
  • Centrifugal Pump (Variable Speed)
  • Jet Pump
  • Submersible Pump
  • Impact of Jet on Vanes
  • Centrifugal Blower