This Dynamics laboratory is an important laboratory in the Department, which will help students to develop better understanding of the dynamic characteristics of structures and structural members. Related research and education are focused on vibration, structural dynamics and protection of structural systems from earthquake hazards through use of different devices. This laboratory will also help in instrumentation and monitoring of large-scale structures for serviceability evaluation including monitoring of ambient vibration.
Facilities available: Shake Table with 1 Ton capacity Electro-dynamic shaker, Vibration sensors, Four channel charge amplifier, ‘OROS’ 8 channel vibration recorder and analyzer, ‘System 7000’ 24 channel data acquisition system for dynamic strain and deflection measurements, long distance laser based static and dynamic displacement measuring system etc.
Lab In charge: Dr. M. M. Murudi
Area: 85.71 M2
List of Experiments:
1. Natural frequency measurements of different models
2. Study of mode shapes of different models
3. Shake table experiments
4. Damping of different materials
For buildings and civil engineering structures of all kinds, concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. This laboratory is meant for students to learn techniques in preparation of concrete, studying its ingredients and properties. This laboratory also offers solutions to construction industry in the areas of concrete technology and Non Destructive Testing for quality related issues.
Facilities available: 200 T Compression Testing Machine, 200T Automatic compression Testing Machine, Mortar mixing machine, Mortar vibrators, Flow table, Vicat apparatus, VB compacting machine, Weighing balances, Curing tank, Table vibrator, Accelerated curing Tank, UPV measuring instrument, Digital Test Hammers etc.
Lab. In-charge : Prof. A.A.Bage
Area: 69.99 M2
List of Experiments:
1. Physical Properties of Cement
2. Properties of Fine and Coarse aggregates
3. Effect of water cement ratio on workability of concrete
4. Effect of water cement ratio on strength of concrete
5. Split tensile strength of concrete cylinder
6. Flexural strength of hardened concrete
7. Effect of admixtures on concrete
8. Mix design of concrete
9. NDT Rebound Hammer test
Environmental Engineering Lab
The primary objective of this lab is to demonstrate environmental engineering testing procedures for the subjects of Environmental Engineering I and II and for the electives such as solid waste management and Industrial waste water treatment. This lab is continuously upgraded with the latest environmental equipments. It covers the four major pollution areas: air, wastewater and water and solid waste management. Students contribute through various undergraduate and postgraduate projects in the lab. Various models of water filtration and aeration tanks are available in the lab.
Various equipment to measure air, water, soil and wastewater quality and analysis are available in the laboratory. Some of them are as follows:
AAS (Shimadzu) UV Vis Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu) COD Reactors (Hach) Noise Level Meters Turbidimeter (Hach) Jar test Apparatus (Amit Enterprise) Personal samplers(Simplex) High volume sampler(Poltech) Stack sampling (Poltech) DO/pH Probe(Hach) pH meter DI water Unit (Millipore) Visible Spectrophotometer
Laboratory Incharge :
(i) Dr. Hansa Jeswani
(ii) Prof. Snehajit Kumbhar
List of Experiments
Environmental Engineering I
1. Determination of pH in water.
2. Determination of Hardness of water.
3. Determination of Turbidity of water.
4. Determination of Optimum dose of coagulant by using Jar Test Apparatus.
5. Determination of Residual chlorine from water
6. Determination of Most probable number
7. Solid waste: Determination of pH
8. Solid waste: Determination of moisture content
9. Solid Waste : Organic content of solid waste
10. Measurement of Noise Level
Environmental Engineering II
1. Determination of pH of sewage
2. Determination of Chlorides
3. Solids: Suspended solids, dissolved solids, total solids, volatile solids
4. Determination of Dissolved oxygen
5. Determination of Chemical oxygen demand(COD) of sewage sample
6. Determination of Biochemical oxygen demand(BOD) of sewage sample
7. To find Sludge volume index (SVI) of sewage sample
8. To find Sulfate in wastewater sample
Air Pollution Experiments
1. Air : To find PM 10 and PM 2.5 in ambient air
2. Air : To find NOx and SOx level in ambient air
Geotechnical engineering is an area of civil engineering concerned with the rock and soil that civil engineering systems are supported by Knowledge from the fields of geology, material science and testing, mechanics, and hydraulics are applied by geotechnical engineers to safely and economically design foundations, retaining walls, and similar structures.
Geotechnical engineering Laboratory is one of the pioneer laboratories in Maharashtra for all Geo-technical testing and consultancy works. Various works related to Geo-technical and foundation investigations are carried out in this laboratory. This laboratory can be very useful for experiments related to soil for pavement subgrade, subbase etc. Following are the major equipment available in this laboratory.
(i) Triaxial Test Equipment
(ii) Load Actuator
(iii) Consolidation test set up
(iv) Rock Cutting Machine
Laboratory Incharge :
(i) Prof. Prajakta Mukadam
(ii) Prof. Kshitija Nadgouda
Hydraulics and Fluid Mech Lab
Hydraulic Engineering is the application of fluid mechanics principles to problems dealing with the collection, storage, control, transport, regulation, measurement and use of water. The hydraulic engineer actually develops conceptual design for the various features which interact with water such as spillways and outlet works for the dams, culverts for highways, canals and related structures for irrigation projects, and cooling water facilities for the thermal power plants. Hydraulic engineering as a sub-discipline of Civil Engineering is concerned with the flow and conveyance of fluids, principally water and sewage. Civil Engineers play a vital role in the optimal planning, design and operation of water resources systems. Keeping the applications of hydraulic engineering in mind the laboratory is setup. The Primary objective of this laboratory is to demonstrate Hydraulics Engineering related testing procedures for the courses of Fluid mechanics, Hydraulics Engineering-I & II.
Laboratory Incharge :
(i) Dr. A. R. Kambekar
(ii) Dr. S.J. Kumbhar
(i) Shri. Nagin Solanki
List of Experiments
HYDRAULIC Engineering-I & II:
List of experiment (At least six to be performed )
1) Reynolds experiment
2) Friction loss through pipe
3) Laminar flow through pipe
4) Minor losses
5) Impact of jet
6) Performance of centrifugal pump
7) Performance of pelton wheel
8) Performance of Francis turbine
9) Hydraulic ram.
10) Chezys constant
11) Study of gradually varied flow
12) Hydraulic jump
13) Venturiflume, standing wave flume
14) Velocity distribution in circular pipe
15) Establishment of flow
16) Boundary layer
17) Study in wind tunnel
Strength of Material and Material Testing
Strength of materials is the physical science that looks at the behaviour of a body to movement and deformation due to mechanical, thermal and other loads. Materials testing and materials characterization can help to determine the best material for our application. This strength of materials and material testing laboratory offers facilities for testing building materials for their strength, behavior and suitability for various applications.
Facilities available :
100 T Universal Testing Machine, 40T Universal Testing Machine, Impact Testing machine, Hardness testing machines, Torsion testing machine, Abrasion testing machine, Temperature controlled Oven, 40 T Capacity loading frame, 30T capacity hydraulic jack, 30 channel strain measuring equipment, Deflection measuring and crack width measuring sensors, EL sensors for tilt measurement, Dial gauges, Proving rings etc.
Lab. In-charge : Dr. A. A.Bage
Area: 150.4 M2
List of Experiments:
Strength of Materials:
1. Tension Test in mild steel, HYSD bars and TOR steel
2. Shear test on mild steel, copper and Brass samples
3. Hardness Test on mild steel, copper and Brass samples
4. Torsion test on mild steel and cast iron samples
5. Flexure test on cast iron and steel samples
6. Deflection test on beams of different materials
7. Impact Test (Charpy)
8. Impact Test (Izod)
Surveying has existed throughout much of our history. In ancient Egypt, when the Nile River overflowed its banks and washed out farm boundaries, the boundaries were recreated by surveyors using simple geometry. The construction of many of the pyramids, including the Great Pyramids of Giza, built c. 2700 BC, show us that the Egyptians' have always used surveying very efficiently. It has been very important in the development of the human environment since the beginning of recorded history and it is a requirement planning of nearly every form of construction. It’s most common uses are in the fields of transport, building and construction, communications, mapping, and the making of legal boundaries for land ownership. Surveying is the technique and science of accurately finding out the position of points and the distances and angles between them. A person who does the surveying is called a surveyor. In order to find the information they need, surveyors use geometry, engineering, trigonometry, mathematics, physics, and law.
The tools used by surveyors have evolved tremendously. Engineering, especially civil engineering, depends heavily on surveyors. Whenever there are roads, railways, reservoir, dams, pipeline transports retaining walls, bridges or residential areas to be built, surveyors are involved. They establish the boundaries of legal descriptions and the boundaries of various lines of political divisions. They also provide advice and data for geographical information systems (GIS), computer databases that contain data on land features and boundaries. In addition, they must be able to use delicate instruments with accuracy and precision.
With respect to above importance of surveying in construction field, our survey lab is kept well equipped with latest instruments. This particular instrument can be used for conducting survey project of road, railway, bridges or buildings.
- I) Facility Available:
• 20" theodolite
• Auto level
• Dumpy level
- II) Laboratory Incharge:
- II) Lab Assistant:
Shri. Prakash Pujari
List of Practical
- Chaining , ranging and offsetting
- To find internal angles of a polygon with a prismatic and a surveyor compass.
- Level simple and compound leveling, booking methods, practice on levels Dumpy, Tilting and Auto levels.
- Measurement of Horizontal angles by Repetition method
- Measurement of Horizontal angles by Reiteration method
- Measurement of Bearing of line using theodolite
- Measurement of vertical angle using theodolite
- Use of digital planimeter for measuring area of irregular figures
- Plane table survey by Radiation method
- Determination of Tacheometric constants.
- Height and distance calculation using tacheometric formulae.
- To set out circular curves by linear method ( offset from tangent and from long chord)
- To set out circular curve by angular method ( Rankine’s and two theodolite method)
- Determination of RL and horizontal distance of object by one plane method.
- Determination of RL and horizontal distance by of object by two plane method.
- Setting out a simple foundation plan in the field
- Study of modern surveying instruments
Surveying - I
- Locating a structure by theodolite traversing & plane table traversing
Surveying - II
- Profile levelling & cross-section levelling for 1Km alignment
- Block contouring
- Tacheometric surveying
Transportation engineering is the application of technology and scientific principles to the planning, functional design, operation and management of facilities for any mode of transportation in order to provide for the safe, efficient, rapid, comfortable, convenient, economical, and environmentally compatible movement of people and goods transport. It is a sub-discipline of civil engineering. Transportation engineering is a major component of the civil engineering.
The planning aspects of transport engineering relate to urban planning, and involve technical forecasting decisions and political factors. Technical forecasting of passenger travel usually involves an urban transportation planning model, requiring the estimation of trip generation (how many trips for what purpose), trip distribution (destination choice, where is the traveler going), and route assignment (which streets or routes are being used).
Transportation engineering, as practiced by civil engineers, primarily involves planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of transportation facilities. The facilities support air, highway, railroad, pipeline, water, and even space transportation. The design aspects of transport engineering include the sizing of transportation facilities (how many lanes or how much capacity the facility has), determining the materials and thickness used in pavement designing the geometry (vertical and horizontal alignment) of the roadway (or track).
Operations and management involve traffic engineering, so that vehicles move smoothly on the road or track. Older techniques include signs, signals, markings, and tolling. Newer technologies involve intelligent transportation systems, including advanced traveler information systems (such as variable message signs), advanced traffic control systems (such as ramp meters), and vehicle infrastructure integration. Human factors are an aspect of transport engineering, particularly concerning driver-vehicle interface and user interface of road signs, signals, and markings.
Major equipments and software’s available:
All major equipment related with highway material testing is available in this laboratory. Some of the essential equipment for highway material testing available in this laboratory are as follows:
- Aggregate Impact testing machine
- Los Angeles Abrasion machine
- Sieves and Sieve Shaker
- Aggregate Crushing Machine
- Bitumen extraction machine
- Marshall Stability apparatus
- Ductility machine
- Ring and Ball apparatus
- Hot air Oven
- Benkelman beam
- Bitumen Stripping apparatus
- Bitumen Heating apparatus
- Equipment for measuring density and Unit weight of aggregate
- Water bath
- Surface moisture density Gauge
- Portable falling weight deflectometer
- Laboratory CBR apparatus
- Wheel Barrow
- Triaxial Testing Machine
Software available in the Department
* TRANSCAD – Transport Planing software in GIS
* CUBE VOYGER – Transport Planing
* MX ROAD – Highway Geometric Design
* SATURN Modeling Suite – Traffic Simulation and Assignment
* HDM – 4 – Highway Development, Maintenance Management and Economic Analysis.
* TRANSYT – 7 – Signal Design and Co-ordination.
* Civil Cad with Road
Laboratory Incharge :
(i) Dr. P. P. Nagrale
(i) Prakash Pujari
(ii) Popat Bhangre
List of Experiments:
Test on Aggregate
2. Impact test
3. Abrasion test
4. Crushing test
List of Practical:
- Determination of aggregate Impact value
- Determination of los Angeles Abrasion value
- Determination of fineness modulus of coarse aggregate & fine aggregate
- Determination of aggregate crushing value
- Soundness test on aggregate
- Determination of specific gravity & water absorption
- Determination of Flakiness Index
- Determination of Elongation Index
- Stripping test on aggregate
- Extraction of bitumen using centrifuge extractor
- Ductility Test on Bitumen
- Determination of penetration value of bitumen
- Softening point test on Bitumen
- Viscosity test on Bitumen material
- Bituminous mix design by marshal stability method
- Design of overlay using Benkelman Beam
Test on Bitumen
1. Penetration test
2. Ductility test
3. Softening point test
4. Viscosity test
Test on Bitumenous mix
1. Marshal stability test
Number of Computer Terminals: 80 Computers in computer centre
Number of Terminals on LAN/WAN: 80
Supporting Software: Windows NT, Windows 98, MS office 2000. Institute has ordered various other softwares under recent modernization program.
Peripherals: Each computer is supplied with mouse, Key boards and other necessary accessories. Other peripherals are: CD writers 2, Printers – 8, Laser printer 1
Laboratory In charge:
(i) Dr. Hansa Jeswani
(ii) Prof. Snehajit Kumbhar
(i) Prakash Pujari
Engineering Geology Lab
The Engineering Geology lab is a significant laboratory in the Department of Civil. The main objective of this lab is to make aware the students about the different geological processes and agents modifying the earth’s surface, mineralogical and petrological characteristics of the rocks, Geological history of therocks through the different Rock types and Geological Models available in the laboratory. In turn it will help students to understand the geological considerations while selecting sites for dams, reservoirs, tunnels and other civil structures.
Various types of Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks, different kinds of Mineral hand specimens, Ore Minerals, Mohs Scale of Hardness to measure the hardness of the Minerals, Varieties of Geological Structure models.
List of Experiments:
- Study of physical properties of the minerals
- Megascopic identification of rock forming minerals
- Megascopic identification of ore forming minerals
- Megascopic identification of Igneous rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks
- Study of Structural geological maps
- Study of core samples, percentage recovery, RQD, core logging and engineering problem based on field data collected during site investigation.
T.Y.BTECH - V Semester
Course: DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING
Laboratory Incharge : Dr. R.R.Phule-Raskar
- Understanding installation of GIS software: GRAM++ and ArcGIS and getting familiarized with GIS menu and Tools.
- Map Projections and Map digitization.
- Creating Vector and Creating Raster data / data layers.
- Creating attribute table.
- Measurements; length and area.
- Data viewing based on Single Symbol, Graduated Symbol.
- Data viewing on Continuous color and unique value.
- Labeling the features.
- Selection tool and Geo-processing tool (Buffer, Clip, intersect and difference).
- Coordinate capture – to save in notepad.
- Joining layers based on common field.
- Data conversion (raster to vector), polygon to polyline.
- Add Graphic overlay to a vector layer.
- Import and export data and Map Layout.
- Planning and designing of a model town / city by using AutoCad and/ or GIS software - The project will be carried out in groups. Each group should have maximum five students. The students should submit the final report with the master plan of the model town/city.
- Visit to a village or small town - The project will be carried out in groups. Each group should have minimum five and maximum ten students. The students should Identify the problem faced by the villagers pertaining to various sectors or existing schemes; define the need, method, tools and techniques for development; deliver technology based solution. The students should submit the final report based on the work.
Equipments Purchased (under TEQIP)
Sr. No. Name of the Equipment Important Technical specifications Equipment useful for Photograph 1 GRAM++ Software GRAM++ Software GIS and RS Lab GRAM++ Software 2 Shredder seed Money Shredder seed Money CED Shredder seed Money 3 up gradation of Arc-GIS (Nov 2016) up gradation of Arc-GIS (Nov 2016) GIS and RS Lab up gradation of Arc-GIS (Nov 2016) 4 Ductility Testing Apparatus Water bath of 10 Liter capacity with a perforated shelf for a thermostat controller for heater. Standard rate of travel of 1 cm per minute and 5 cm per min Carry out the ductility tests on bitumenous materials 5 Portable Skid Ressitance tester portable device with std. specification Scientific measurement of slip or skid potential of any surface. 6 Electronic Balance (PO No. 162) Least count of 5 mg; capacity 25 kg Measuring instrumentfor determining theweightormassof an object. 7 PRIMAVERA Software (10 User licences) Primavera P6 EPPM, upgrade Release 8.2 dashboards for monitoring and analyzing performance data, including geospatial analysis measure progress, assure governance, improve team collaboration and prioritize project investments and resources. 8 MS PROJECT Softeware (10 User licences) IA-32 x64 .NET Framework 3.5 or later Microsoft Project can be used in a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, government, retail, financial services and health care. 9 Triaxial Testing Apparatus for Rocks with Hoek cell and other accessories Axial Loading Machine (Compression Machine), Capactiy-2000kN, High Pressure Triaxial Cell, High Pressure Controller (Dead weight type), Microprocessor based Electronic Digital Display unit with Software Triaxial load test on rocks 10 California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Testing Apparatus Motorised Load Frame of 50kN Capacity, A mould of 150 mm x 175 mm high with clamping lugs with extension collar and perforated base plate made of Mild Steel, Cutting collar, Penetration piston of 50 mm diameter, Circular spacing disc, Surcharge weights, Proving Right and dial guage, Rammers – 2.6 kg and 4.89 kg Determine CBR of soil to estimate suitability of soil as subgrade material for pavements 11 Sieve Shaker Inclined sieve table for seven sieves of 150 mm or 200 mm diameter, Adjustable top clamping platge to hold sieves gyratory motion in addition to tapping action wired for – 220 V, 50 Hz, single phase supply To determine grain size distribution of soil 12 Automatic soil compactor Diameter of the rammer – 50mm, Weight of the rammer – 2.60 kg for light compaction and 4.89 for heavy compaction, Height of fall of rammer – 310 mm & 450 mm wired for – 200 volts, single Phase, 50 Hz supply To conduct Standard and Modified Proctor test for determining optimum moisture content and maximum dry density of soil 13 Oasys Frew and Greta -Software Perpetual Single user Standalone licensesof Oasys Frew and Greta To analyze and design gravity retaining walls and flexible sheet pile walls 14 Noise level meter Noise level meter 30 to 130 dB in 5 To measure sound pressure level & studies for quantification of different kinds of noise from different sources 15 Visible Spectro- photometer Visible Spectro- photometer 7nm Single beam diode array Measurement of transmittance or reflectance of solutions. 16 DO/pH Probe DO/pH Probe 0 to 18 mg/L with least count of 0.1mg/L to determine if pH solution is acidic or basic 17 DI water unit automated ozone injection system with •Integrated oxygen generator,•Onboard PLC controller and •Integrated skid water purification technology 18 Closed reflux COD reactor Temperature – 150 0C, time – 2hrs with automatic timer and the vials included Indirectly measure the amount oforganic compoundsinwater. 19 Software ArcGIS: ArcGIS MASTER lab kit, 3 USERS creating and using maps; compiling geographic data; analyzing mapped information; sharing and discovering geographic information; using maps and geographic information in a range of applications 20 Electronic Balance Least count of 0.1 mg Digital display 01 100000.00 Measuring instrumentfor determining theweightormassof an object. 21 Global Water Educational Software 1.SewerCAD -1 2.WaterCAD-1 To plan, design, and analyze their wastewater collection systems. 22 Desktop Computers (Quantity 15) Intel core i 5 Gen 3470 processor, 4 GB PC3 10600 1333 Mhz SDRAM, 500 GB HDD/ DVD W,18.5 Monitor Handling software’s & departmental activities for post graduate students 23 Computers (Quantity 56) Intel core i 7 chipset intel Q 67 chipset 8 GB DDR3 SD RAM at 1333 MHZ high end video & sound card ,500 GB HDD/ DVD +/- RW Monitor 19 inch wide, USB optimal mouse. Handling software’s & departmental activities for post graduate students 24 Colour Printers (Quantity 06) DeskJet printout purpose 25 Servo hydraulic shake table Capacity of table : 1Tonne Table acceleration : 1g Research projects for PG students