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DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

HOD Message

A warm and affectionate welcome from the Department of Civil Engineering. If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career in civil engineering, ROHINI College of Engineering and Technology is the correct choice and the right place to be. The department offers courses in the field of Civil Engineering at undergraduate level with an annual intake of 120 students and post graduate level with an annual intake of 24 students. The activities of the department include Civil Engineering consultancy, testing and certification.

The Civil Engineering is a broad field of engineering which involves planning, construction , maintenance and management of structures and public works. Students will learn about Building construction, planning, management and Modern materials, Green buildings, flood control, structural health monitoring, Sea water infiltration, Transportation engineering, Maintenance of the physical naturally built environment and Disaster management. The department seeks expertise from several branches of Civil Engineering i.e. Structures, Soil and Foundation, Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, Advanced Surveying etc. The department also provides an opportunity for students in improving supervision, communication and presentation skills, knowledge of software like Auto CAD, STAAD PRO, PRIMAVERA etc.,

Civil Engineering is the mother of all Engineering branches , so there is a huge demand of civil engineers in India and their service is much required for the country to upgrade its Infrastructure with growing economic and political cloud in the world . Civil engineers have more offers in Government departments like municipality, corporation, state and central government and defense, public sector undertakings like SAIL, GAIL, NTPC, BHEL, NPCIL, ONGC, RAILWAYS, NHAI, CPWD, PORT and HARBOURS etc., and also various private sector organizations. The core values of the department help the students to develop their overall personality and make them worthy technocrat to compete and work at global level. Our department has been conducting Industrial visits, survey camps, seminar / conferences since its beginning, to keep the faculty and students abreast with the latest developments in the field of technical education.

We are proud to have state-of-the-art laboratories and dedicated academic and technical faculties to support our academic program. Our department and its experienced staff offer practice-related education, preparing our students for a successful and rewarding career. The excellent infrastructure, dynamic teaching faculties along with training and placement cell ensure a bright future to the students. Our graduates are exceptionally well-prepared for challenging careers, handling major projects and being on the fast track towards new heights in their careers. The very motto of the department is to provide quality technical education to prepare the students for industry as well as Research and development services to meet the field requirements. Thus, we are confident that our students will emerge as assets not only to the organization and to the nation. With this I congratulate the students for their brilliant and bright future.


Best Wishes,
Prof. L. Hari Gopala Krishnan,
Head, Department of Civil Engineering,
RCET.

Lab Facilities

  • Surveying Lab.
  • Computer Aided Building Drawing Lab.
  • Strength of Material Lab.
  • Hydraulics Engineering Lab.
  • Concrete & Highway Engineering Lab.
  • Soil Mechanics Lab.
  • Environmental and Irrigation Engineering Drawing.
  • Environmental Engineering Lab.
  • Construction Practices / Project Management Laboratory.

SURVEYING LAB

The purpose of this laboratory is to teach the art of measuring measurements of the relative positions of the natural and man-made features on the earth’s surface and presenting the information either graphically or numerically. The experiments here are designed to demonstrate the applications of the techniques for the collection of required details in all areas of surveying. This laboratory exercise also provides practice in making engineering judgments, estimates and assessing the reliability of measurements, skills which are very important in all engineering disciplines.

List of major equipments

  • Electronic total station.
  • Vernier Theodolite with stand.
  • Auto level with aluminum stand.
  • Plane table set with accessories.
  • Prismatic compass with stand.
  • Levelling Staff.
  • Cross staff with poles.
  • Dumpy level with stand.
  • Measuring chain.
  • Tape, Arrows & peg.

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING LABORATORY

The department is well equipped with a Computer laboratory, which helps the students to have hands on training in the software’s related to Civil Engineering. The laboratory is being used by the students in beginning of their Engineering career, i.e. In their 3nd semester where they are introduced with AUTOCAD and during their 7th semester where they equip themselves with the designing software STAAD PRO.

At the end of the course the student acquire experience in preparation of design and structural drawings both for Concrete and Steel structures.

Software Available

  • AUTOCAD 2010 – Multi user licensed.
  • STAAD.pro – 10 user licensed.

Hardware

  • Intel - Pentium Dual CPU (2.3 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM) – 60 nos.
  • Windows xp operating system.

STRENGTH OF MATERIALS LAB

The purpose of this laboratory is to teach the art of determining the various strength of materials (Steel / Copper / Brass / Aluminum) such as compression, Tension, Flexure, Hardness, Impact Strength, Torsion, Young’s modulus. This laboratory exercise also provides practice in making engineering judgments, assessing the reliability of materials, which are very important in all engineering disciplines.

Consultancy activities such as testing of steel rods for construction, Compressive strength of concrete are undertaken in this laboratory.

List of major equipments

  • Universal Testing Machine (100 T Capacity).
  • Torsion testing Machine.
  • Spring Testing Machine.
  • Rockwell Cum Brinell’s hardness Testing Machine.
  • Beam deflection test apparatus.
  • Izod impact testing machine
  • Compression testing machine (200T Capacity).
  • Le Chatelier’s apparatus.
  • Vicat’s apparatus.
  • Mortar cube moulds.
  • Dial guages.
  • Vicker’s hardness testing machine

HYDRAULICS ENGINEERING LABORATORY

The purpose of this laboratory is to reinforce and enhance the understanding of the students regarding the fundamentals of Fluid mechanics and Hydraulic machines. The experiments here are designed to demonstrate the applications of the basic fluid mechanics principles and to provide a more intuitive and physical understanding of the theory. The main objective is to introduce a variety of classical experimental and diagnostic techniques, and the principles behind these techniques. This laboratory exercise also provides practice in making engineering judgments, estimates and assessing the reliability of your measurements, skills which are very important in all engineering disciplines.

List of major equipments

  • Bernoulli’s theorem apparatus.
  • Apparatus for calibration of notches.
  • Apparatus for calibration of venturimeter and orifice meter.
  • Apparatus for determining major and minor losses.
  • Reciprocating pump.
  • Gear oil Pump test.
  • Deep well pump.
  • Centrifugal Pump test rig (single-stage).
  • Centrifugal Pump test rig (multi-stage).
  • Submersible pump test.
  • Kaplan turbine test.
  • Impulse turbine test.
  • Francis turbine test.
  • Meta-centric height setup.
  • Orifice Mouthpiece Apparatus.
  • Collecting tanks.
  • Pitot tube.

CONCRETE AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING LABORATORY

In order to exercise constant vigil and control over the quality of the work executed certain tests are to be conducted as per the Bureau of Indian Standards on all building, infrastructure facilities and construction materials at various stages of the project. To give an exposure for the students in the above fields concrete and Highway and Engineering laboratory was established in the academic year 2013 – 2014. The laboratory has facilities to conduct test on soil, cement, fine and coarse aggregate, fresh and hardened concrete, Bitumen and Bituminous mixes. Separate curing tank and storage tank facilities for materials are available. All the equipments are as per Bureau of Indian Standards. By doing experiments in this laboratory the student can understand the need and significance of various tests. Consultancy activity such as Preparation of Mix design for construction is carried out in this laboratory.

List of major equipments

  • Universal Testing machine 400 Ton capacity.
  • Concrete cylinder mould.
  • Aggregate impact testing machine.
  • Sieves.
  • Slump cone.
  • Trovels and planers.
  • Concrete Vibrating Table 1m x 1m.
  • Flexural Testing Machine.
  • Vee-Bee Consistometer.
  • Flow table Apparatus.
  • Compaction factor machine.
  • Electronic weighing machine 100 Kg capacity.
  • Lab concrete mixture machine tilting type.
  • C.B.R Test Apparatus.
  • Ductility testing machine.
  • Hot air oven.
  • Marshall Stability and Flow value test apparatus.
  • Centrifuge extractor.

SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY

The civil engineering department is equipped with a well established soil mechanics laboratory. The students are a given a good opportunity to learn various aspects of testing soils and studying their properties like grain size distribution, drainage, compressibility, shear strength and bearing capacity. The civil engineering department is also actively involved in undertaking consultancy projects regarding Soil Investigation for various firms.

List of major equipments

  • Hydrometer Apparatus.
  • Field Density Measuring Device.
  • Compaction Test Apparatus (Manual).
  • Direct Shear Test Apparatus.
  • Tri-axial Test Apparatus (Digital).
  • Consolidation Apparatus.
  • Laboratory Permeability Apparatus.
  • Relative Density Apparatus.
  • Sieves.
  • Proctor compaction apparatus.
  • Thermometer.
  • Universal testing machine.
  • Liquid and plastic limit apparatus.
  • Three Gang Consolidation Apparatus.
  • Shrinkage limit apparatus.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY

The primary objective of this lab is to demonstrate environmental engineering testing procedures. This lab is continuously upgraded with the latest environmental equipment. It covers the four major pollution areas: air, soil and water contamination. Students contribute through water testing procedures to build a pollution database of the nearby rivers. The purpose of this laboratory is to teach the students the testing of various drinking water and waste water quality parameters such as presence of Chlorides, Sulphates, pH BOD, COD, and Turbidity. Research in the Environmental group includes, but is not limited to, solid waste management, biological nutrient removal, drinking water treatment, membranes and membrane bioreactors, nutrient recovery, contaminated sites, endocrine disrupting compounds, corrosion, composting, dairy waste treatment, and aquifer contamination.

List of major equipments

  • BOD Incubator.
  • Muffle Furnace.
  • PH meter.
  • Turbidity meter.
  • Conductivity meter.
  • Refrigerator.
  • Hot Air Oven.
  • Magnetic stirrer with hot plates.
  • Desicator.
  • Ion Selective Electrodemeter.
  • Glass waves / Cruicibles.
  • Flame Photometer.
  • Jar Test Apparatus.
  • UV-visible Spectrophotometer.

CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES / PROJECT MANAGEMENT LABORATORY

The construction engineering and management program at RCET combines a balance of the latest developments in construction technologies and management principles with other disciplines that are required to understand and solve the broad range of challenges confronting the construction industry. The objective of this program is to prepare students to effectively and successfully work in the construction industry as well as to conduct research in the construction engineering and management discipline. The Construction Engineering and Management Laboratory is the center for graduate students to conduct research projects. The Laboratory is equipped with Primavera software with latest version. It helps the students to gain knowledge in various fields such as on-site construction productivity improvement, international construction management, project planning and scheduling.

Software Available

  • PRIMAVERA P6.

Hardware

  • Intel- Pentium Dual CPU (2.3 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM) – 60 nos.
  • Windows xp operating system.
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