The department has excellent laboratory and computing facilities to support regular academic work, frontier research works and consultancy service in the diverse specializations of Civil Engineering. Each of our department research focus areas have their own facilities and offer opportunities for students, faculty and industry sponsored research along with interdisciplinary work. The following laboratories are associated with the Department:

Laboratories associated with the Department:

  • Surveying laboratory
  • Construction Materials Testing Laboratory
  • Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • Strength of Materials Laboratory
  • Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
  • Non-destructive testing Laboratory
  • Structural and Construction Engineering Laboratory
  • Structural Design Laboratory
  • Construction Software Laboratory

Surveying Laboratory

Surveying lab provide students with hands-on experience to supplement instruction in surveying courses. The introductory course exposes students to the fundamental land surveying methods of traversing and levelling along with latest technologies using Total Station and GPS. In addition, this laboratory provides facility to acquaint with sophisticated instruments viz, Electronic total station, Global positioning system (GPS), Auto levels, and Digital planimeter etc. Students have an opportunity to use the Total Station equipment and conduct survey camps.

Apart from the regular academic works, Total Station, GPS and theodolites are extensively used to map the areas of villages as part of the Live in lab projects carried out by students and faculty.

Various equipment’s available in the lab are :

  • Standard Vernier Theodolite
  • PENTAX Auto level
  • Dumpy level
  • Prismatic compass 125mm
  • Prismatic compass 100mm
  • Surveyors compass
  • Plane table with accessories
  • Digital planimeter - PLACOM
  • Prism type optic square
  • PENTAX total station with all standard accessories
  • Trimble m3 (5") Total station with standard accessories
  • Juno SA handheld with terrasync standard software (GPS)

Contact Information

Lab in Charge:
Mr. R. Ramkrishnan
Asst. Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: 0422-2685000
Extn:5583
Email id : r_ramkrishnan@cb.amrita.edu

Lab Staff:
Ms. V. Thangamani
Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: : 0422-2685000
Extn:5583
Email id : v_thangamani@cb.amrita.edu


Construction Materials Testing Laboratory

Construction Materials Testing Laboratory provide facilities for testing common construction materials and provide opportunities for research in construction materials and their application to engineering problems. The lab focuses on the experimental investigation of following construction materials: cement, concrete and bituminous mixtures, special cements, light weight aggregates, alternate masonry materials, high tensile steel and timber. Laboratory is also equipped with non-destructive testing equipment facilities.

Various equipment available are :

  • Aggregate Impact Tester
  • Vicat’s Apparatus
  • Le-Chatelier Apparatus
  • Air Permeability (Blaine Type) Apparatus
  • Mortar Mixer
  • Flow Table for Mortar
  • Mortar Vibrator
  • Concrete Mixer
  • Slump Cone
  • Flow Table for Concrete
  • Compaction Factor Apparatus
  • Vee-Bee Consistometer
  • Concrete Penetrometer
  • Needle Vibrator
  • Vibrating Table
  • Longitudinal Compressometer
  • Flexure Testing Machine
  • Motorised Sieve Shaker
  • Test sieves- Fine and Coarse Aggregate
  • Los Angeles Abrasion Machine
  • Crushing Value Apparatus
  • Bulk Density Measure, Set of Two
  • Density Basket
  • Pycnometer
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Length Comparator
  • Gauging Trowel
  • Bitumen Extractor
  • Standard Penetrometer
  • Tar Viscometer
  • Ductility Testing Machine
  • Marshall Apparatus
  • Length Gauge
  • Thickness Gauge
  • Ring & Ball Apparatus
  • Cement Mortar Cube Moulds
  • Concrete Cube, cylinder and prism moulds
  • Self compacting concrete test facilities
  • Mechanical and Electronic Balances

NDT

  • Core Drilling Machine and Diamond core Bit
  • Silver Schmidt Hammer
  • Pundit Lab
  • Elcometer

Apart from the regular academic and research works, the lab is offering consultancy services also.

Contact Information

Lab in Charge:
Dr. K. B. Anand
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: 0422-2685000
Extn:5588
Email id : kb_anand@amrita.edu

Lab Staff:
Bindya Balakrishnan
Lab Assistant (Sr.), Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: : 0422-2685000
Extn:5589
Email id : b_bindya@cb.amrita.edu


Environmental Engineering Laboratory

Apart from the regular academic and research activities, analysis and testing of water and waste water samples are being regularly done for in-house construction and domestic purposes. Expertise is available for designing water and waste water treatment plants.

Major equipment available are:

  • Bench top Incubator cum orbital shaker
  • Revolutionary Centrifuge
  • Vortex Shaker
  • Vertical Autoclave
  • B.O.D Incubator
  • C.O.D Assembly Apparatus
  • Digital Water Analyzer
  • Water bath - Rectangular
  • Water still (Distillation Apparatus)
  • Hot plate with Magnetic Stirrer
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Digital Nephelometer
  • Jar test Apparatus
  • Micro Pipette
  • Digital pH Meter
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Micro Controller Based Calorimeter
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Stage Distillation Unit
  • Immersion Type Photo Reactor
  • Electronic Top Loading Balance
  • Electronic Analytical Balance

Contact Information

Lab in Charge:
Mr. C. Prakash
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: 0422-2685000
Extn:5583
Email id : c_prakash@cb.amrita.edu

Lab Staff:
Mr. T. Vishnuprasad
Lab Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: : 0422-2685000
Extn:5589
Email id : b_bindya@cb.amrita.edu


Strength of Materials Laboratory

Strength of Materials lab is used for testing various materials for their strength, performance and applications in the field. Apart from UG and PG Civil engineering students, this lab is extensively used by Mechanical, Aerospace and Chemical Engg.students for their regular academic and research works.

Major equipment available in the laboratory are:

  • Universal Testing Machine (Electronic) 400 kN capacity
  • Universal Testing Machine (Mechanical) 400 kN capacity
  • Brinell hardness Tester
  • Rockwell Hardness Tester
  • Impact Testing Machine (Izod, Charpy)
  • Compression Testing Machine 2000kN capacity
  • Torsion Testing Machine
  • Fatigue Testing Machine
  • Tensile Tester
  • Spring Testing Machine
  • Deflection Test Apparatus
  • Compression testing machine (100 tone)

Contact Information

Lab in Charge:
Mr. M. Ananthkumar
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: 0422-2685000
Extn:5583
Email id : m_ananthkumar@cb.amrita.edu

Lab Staff:
Mr. K. Srinivasan
Sr. Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: : 0422-2685000
Extn:5582
Email id : k_srinivasan@cb.amrita.edu


Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

The laboratory is well equipped with all equipment’s required for identification, classification and investigation of soils.

Major Equipment:

  • Consolidation Apparatus
  • Light Compaction Apparatus
  • Heavy Compaction Apparatus
  • Direct Shear Apparatus
  • Unconfined Compression Test Apparatus
  • Vane Shear Apparatus
  • Triaxial Shear Test Apparatus
  • Sieve Shaker
  • G.I.Frame sieves for coarse aggregate
  • Brass Frame Sieves for Fine Aggregate
  • Soil Hydrometer
  • Liquid Limit Device
  • Shrinkage Limit Apparatus
  • Field Density Kit
  • Constant Temperature Bath
  • Hand Operated Sample Extractor
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Electronics Balance
  • Proctor Penetrometer
  • Permeability Apparatus
  • CBR Apparatus
  • Sample Extruder motorized
  • Pipette Analysis Apparatus
  • Automatic Compactor
  • Infrared Moisture Meter
  • Relative density apparatus

Contact Information

Lab in Charge:
Ms. M. Surya
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: 0422-2685000
Extn:5584
Email id : m_surya@cb.amrita.edu

Lab Staff:
Ms.K .K. Kavitha
Lab Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: : 0422-2685000
Extn:5586
Email id : kk_kavitha@cb.amrita.edu


Structural and Construction Engineering Laboratory

The Structural Engineering Group of the Civil Engineering Department focuses on the research and consultancy activities on materials, structures etc. This lab also serves the faculty, research scholars, post graduate and undergraduate students in their regular teaching-learning and research activities.

Major Facilities available:

  • Single acting cylinder assembly – 25 Tonne & 50 Tonne
  • Load cell and Indicator
  • Mechanical Strain Gauge
  • Data Acquisition System
  • Shake Table Facility
  • Digital Multimeter
  • LCM Foam Generator
  • Pan Type Motorized Concrete Mixer
  • Self-Compacting Concrete Testing apparatus:
    • L-Box
    • V-Funnel
    • J-ring
    • U-Box
  • Cube & Cylinder Moulds
  • Hot Press-Guarded Ring Apparatus
  • Accelerated Curing Tank
  • Tile Abrasion testing Machine
  • Concrete Impact tester
  • Brookfield Viscometer with Rheocalc software

Contact Information

Lab in Charge:
Ms. Dhanya Sathyan
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: 0422-2685000
Extn:5584
Email id : s_dhanya@cb.amrita.edu

Lab Staff:
Mr. K. Srinivasan
Sr. Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering
Extn:5589
Email id : k_srinivasan@cb.amrita.edu


Structural Design Lab

This lab is mainly used by the UG and PG students for their project works. AUTOCAD is used by first year UG students and STAAD pro by third year UG, and PG students as part of their regular curriculum.

Software available with the institution:

  • STAAD Pro
  • AUTOCAD
  • MATLAB
  • ANSYS
  • ABAQUS
  • COMSOL

Contact Information

Lab in Charge:
Dr. Haridharan
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: 0422-2685000
Extn:5583
Email id : mk_haridharan@cb.amrita.edu

Lab Staff:
Ms. Bindya Balakrishnan
Lab Assistant (Sr.), Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: 0422-2685000
Extn:5589
Email id : b_bindya@cb.amrita.edu


Construction Software Lab

This lab is mainly used by the senior UG and PG students during classwork and project works.

Software available with the institution:

  • Project Management Software - Primavera P6
  • Autodesk Revit – Education version

Contact Information

Lab in Charge:
Mr. Rakesh P
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: 0422-2685000
Extn:5583
Email id : p_rakesh1@cb.amrita.edu

Lab Staff:
Ms. Bindya Balakrishnan
Lab Assistant (Sr.), Department of Civil Engineering
Contact No: 0422-2685000
Extn:5589
Email id : b_bindya@cb.amrita.edu

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