DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Vision

To create knowledgeable and professionally competent Civil Engineers who are capable of providing global solutions to the increasing construction problems.

Mission

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Civil Engineering is established in the year 2013. Presently, it offers a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) degree programme in Civil Engineering following Anna University curriculum. The curriculum broadly covers important fields such as Surveying, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, Construction Materials and Practices, Environmental Engineering and Transportation Engineering.

The Department emphasises on modern laboratories to cater the needs of academic and research activities. It is well equipped with computational facilities and resources both in terms of hardware and software. The Department constantly facilitates students from other departments of the Institute as a gesture of support to their academic, co-curricular and research desires.

The Department has well-qualified and committed faculty members, supporting staff and modern infrastructure in the form of elegant and smart classrooms, spacious laboratories, latest machinery and equipment. Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to acquire leadership qualities. The Civil Engineering Students Association has been functioning for the benefit of the students. It serves as a platform for students to make technical presentations, gain knowledge about recent advancements and bring together novel ideas. This Association aims at bridging the gap between the academic and the industry by inviting renowned industrialists and academicians to interact with students. Guest lectures, industrial visits, site visits, etc., are organized and value added courses are conducted on regular basis to ensure that students are conversant with recent developments in the field of Civil Engineering. Institute–Industry collaboration and placement-orientedtraining are initiated with a view to enhance the career prospects of the students.


SURVEY LABORATORY

Survey Laboratory has been established over an area of 166sq.m. and it serves the needs of Civil Engineersin basic plane surveying and supports advanced surveying courses as well to prepare maps and plans which are used in various constructions.Students can be well trained to use all surveying equipments, prepare LS & CS, contour maps and carryout surveying works related to land and civil engineering projects.Students acquire practical knowledge on handling survey instruments like Theodolite, Tacheometery and Total station and have adequate knowledge to carryout Triangulation and Astronomical surveying including general field marking for various engineering projects and curves setting.

List of Major Equipments
• Total Station (3Nos)
• Theodolite
• Dumpy level
• Plane Table
• Pocket Stereoscope
• Levelling staff
• Cross staff
• Chains
• Prismatic Compass
• Surveyors Compass
• Hand held GPS









COMPUTER AIDED BUILDING DRAWING LABORATORY

CAD Laboratory has been established over an area of 167 sq.m. and fully equipped with 72 high-endlatest configuration Computer Systems with AutoCAD 2014 software for 2D and 3D modelling and 3 nos. of Laser Printers to print or plot drawings. The internet connection is provided to these computers through hi-speed network which can be accessed in both wired and Wi-Fi environment. ThisLaboratory has beenestablished with an objective to gain practical experience in handling 2D drafting,3D modelling and preparation of structural drawings for concrete and steel structures normally encountered in Civil Engineering practice.

HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING LABORATORY

Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory has been established over an area of 181 sq.m. and itis intended to make the students aware of the all the aspects which come under the fluid flow.The dynamics of fluids is introduced through the control volume approach, which gives an integrated understanding of the transport of mass, momentum and energy. The applications of the conservation of laws to flow through pipes and hydraulics machines are studied.

List of Major Equipments
• Bernoulli’s Apparatus
• Pitot Tube
• Impact–Jet Vanes Apparatus
• Flow channel setup (Notches & Weirs)
• Venturi-meter
• Orifice-meter
• Orifice & Mouth piece Tank
• Rotameter
• Major loss and Minor loss pipes setup
• Centrifugal Pump(Single &Multi stage)
• Submersible Pump
• Reciprocating Pump
• Impulse Turbine
• Kaplan Turbine
• Francis Turbine

STRENGTH OF MATERIALS LABORATORY

The Strength of Materials Laboratory has been established over an area of 124 sq.m.withthe objective to demonstrate the basic principles in the area of mechanics of materials to the undergraduate students through a series of experiments.The experiments are performed toacquireknowledge about strength and related characteristics,nature of materials and other propertiessuch as Compression, Tension, Flexure, Hardness, Impact Strength, Torsion, Young’s modulus ofvarious materials (Steel / Copper / Brass / Aluminum).

List of Major Equipments
• Computerized UTM (400 KN)
• Double Shear Test
• Torsion Test
• Impact Test
• Hardness Test (Brinell & Rockwell)
• Deflection Test
• Le Chatelier Apparatus
• Vicat’s Apparatus
• Leaf Spring Testing Setup







SOIL MECHANICSLABORATORY:

The Soil Mechanics Laboratory has been established over an area of 148 sq.m. andis equippedwith facilities to carry out many types of tests on soils.These include testing of a large range of sample sizes for compressibility, shear strength and drainage properties.The study of various properties of soil and its safe bearing capacity is a prime requisite for designing a proper foundation for the construction of roads, buildings, etc. Students learn the techniques to determine index properties and engineering properties such as shear strength, compressibility and permeability by conducting appropriate tests.

List of Major Equipments
• Liquid and plasticlimit apparatus
• Hydrometer with high speed stirrer
• Shrinkage limit apparatus
• Proctorcompaction apparatus
• Directshearapparatus
• Thermometer
• Triaxial shearapparatus
• Threegangconsolidation testdevice
• Sieves
• Fielddensitymeasuringdevice
• Unconfined compression apparatus
• Laboratory vane shear apparatus
• Relative density of sands apparatus
• Weigh balance (1kg& 30kg)
• Hot Air Oven and Sieve shaker












ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY

The Environmental Engineering Laboratory has been established over an area of 90 sq.m. withstate-of-the-art equipmentincludingUV-VIS spectrophotometer, Oxi-top BOD analyser, Spectroquant Picco COD Analyser, Systronics 8204 Gas Chromatography, etc.,to perform various tests on drinking water and sewage samples to check pH value, Total Dissolved Solids, BOD and COD, Total Suspended Particles, etc., as per BIS standard.

List of Major Equipments
• Oxygen Analyzer
• Spectrophotometer
• Ion–selective Electrode
• Flame Photometer
• Nephlo–Turbidity Meter
• BOD Analyzer
• COD Analyzer
• Jar Test Apparatus
• Muffle Furnace
• Desiccator
• Gas Chromatography
• Heating Mantle
• Water-bath
• Refrigerator
• pH Meter
• Conductivity Meter
• Magnetic Stirrer with hotplate
• Kjeldane Appratus
• ChlorineComparator
• Filtration Assembly
• Imhoff Cone
• Water Distillation unit

CONCRETE AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING LABORATORY:

The Concrete and Highway Engineering Laboratory has beenestablished over an area of 148 sq.mandprovides good insight into different experimental methods relevant to Concrete and Highway Engineering.Concrete Laboratory provides facilities for testing cement and concrete which includes tests for compressive strength, flexural strength, fineness, and mix design of concrete. Highway Engineering Laboratory deals with testing of materials for the formation of Highways and Railways. The properties of Highway Engineering materials such as impact value, crushing strength and other related properties are ascertained in this Laboratory by conducting various tests such as aggregate impact test, aggregate crushing value test and Los Angel abrasion test, etc.

List of Major Equipments
• Concrete Mixer
• Slump Cone
• Flow Table
• Vibrator
• CTM – 2000kN Capacity
• Vee Bee Consistometer
• Aggregate Impact Testing Machine
• CBR Apparatus, Blains Apparatus
• Los-Angeles Abrasion Testing Machine
• Marshall Stability Apparatus
• Crushing Value Apparatus
• Compressometer
• Compaction Factor Test Apparatus
• Vicat Apparatus
• Universal Penetrometer
• Ductility with elastic recovery mould
• Viscometer
• Needle Vibrator
• Mechanical Extensometer
• Film stripping device















CIVIL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION

The main objective ofthe Civil Engineering Association“RIT–STRUCTA” is to encourage and foster the ideals of the profession, to hold conferences, guest lectures,workshop,seminars, industrial visits,technical quiz programme for dissemination of knowledge amongst Civil Engineers in particular and the society at large.

RIT-STRUCTA arranged an Industrial visit to Vaigai Dam