The Geotechnical and Materials Laboratory was recently renovated with the addition of new testing equipment, and student work station benches. The laboratory is equipped to handle standard material testing related to soil, concrete, wood, metal, and plastic. The soil testing equipment allows for investigation of index properties of soils, California Bearing Ratio (CBR), consolidation, direct shear, unconfined compression, compaction, and triaxial testing. The laboratory has recently developed technology related to thermal properties of geomaterials.
The environmental engineering laboratory offers students hands-on exposure to EPA approved water and wastewater quality testing procedures as is normally done at a water and wastewater treatment plant. It is equipped with state of the art gas chromatograph, UV spectrophotometers, turbidity meter, COD reactors, BOD incubators, bacterial incubators, pH meters, conductivity meters, dissolved oxygen probe, digital titrators and other equipment dedicated to water and wastewater quality analysis.
Our surveying lab offers supplemental experience in fundamental land surveying measurement methods for surveying courses, including precision steel taping methods to perform horizontal measurements, traditional transits and digital theodolites to perform angular measurements, and traditional and automatic levels for elevation measurements.
In addition, students have opportunity to use total station equipment, which enables horizontal, vertical, and angular measurements to be made in one operation.
Transportation Engineering Laboratory
Field studies for speed, traffic volume counts and delays; introduction and practice incapacity analysis, traffic signal design, pavement material testing and design; intersection, channelization and highway geometric design; introduction to transportation related software’s.
Concrete Lab focuses on concrete durability, early-age properties of concrete and the pursuit of high-performance civil engineering materials. Concrete, the most widely used building material in the world, is a sustainable material when properly designed and constructed. While new materials may show promise, they are often made from natural resources that are simply not found in quantities abundant enough to compete with or even replace the most used construction material in the world, concrete. It is for this reason that concrete is the most advantageous for further development as an advanced material, and enhancements to concrete to generate special properties or to achieve superior performance may be a central path forward to ensure both long-term durability and sustainability.
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
The Fluid Mechanics course is an introduction to the mechanics of in compressible and compressible fluids. It covers the principles and more important theories of modern fluid mechanics.The Fluid Mechanics Laboratory course is an indispensable supplement to the theory. It covers measuring devices and techniques, error analysis in experimental works and analysis of assumptions in the theory of fluid mechanics.
STRUCTURAL TESTING LAB
Structural analysis laboratory is a research center for computational and theoretical research on the problems that arise and are of interest in the Aerospace Engineering discipline.The research domain comprises of both fundamental and advanced problems that arise in the areas of research. Several high-end state-of-the-art computational codes have been developed in-house for multi-scale mechanics for damage; damage mechanics based modeling of composite structures; modeling and analysis of piezo-material based structures; adaptive modeling of laminated plates; structural optimization and stochastic analysis of laminated structures. These high-performance codes have been the result of dedicated research by students.