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Second Year Labs

Surveying Lab: BCEP 303

The Surveying Laboratory is equipped with the instruments and tools that students use throughout the surveying course. Students learn techniques for gathering field data with both traditional and modern instruments. They also study different types of topographical maps and prepare conventional symbols chart. The students are divided in lab groups of three students in each group and have dedicated set of each instrument such as auto level, Theodolite, tape measures, chaining pins, total station and other common surveying tools and to use.

List of instruments of survey lab

  • Metric Chain20m
  • Linear measuring Tape 30 m
  • Prismatic Compass with Tripod
  • Vernier Theodolite with Tripod
  • Micro-optic Theodolite with tripod
  • Tilting Level with tripod
  • Auto level with tripod
  • Plane table with accessories and tripod
  • NIKON DTM362 Total station with tripod , prism prism-pole and bipod
  • FOIF Table station with tripod , prism prism-pole and bipod
  • Trimble R8-S DGPS with controller tripod and bipod
  • Tracing Table
  • Garmin handheld GPS with internal camera & storage

Lab Objectives

  • Appreciate the need for accurate and thorough note taking in field work to serve as a legal record.
  • To provide insight into modern surveying instruments and techniques
  • To allow students to learn techniques for gathering field data.
  • Gain the ability to use modern survey equipment to measure angles and distances

Building Planning & Architecture Lab: BCEP 304

This laboratory has total 40 computer systems with recent version of AutoCAD installed in them. The students are taught to draft symbols used in civil engineering drawing, masonry bonds, doors, windows and staircases, plumbing & electrical fitting drawing, Drawings for services and interiors of buildings and comprehensive drawing of residential building using AutoCAD software.

Lab Objectives

Objective of this course to teach students the basic commands and tools necessary for 2d and 3d models

Lab Outcomes

  • Students learn how to operate AutoCAD and transform sketches and technical data into electronic drawings.
  • Gain the ability to produce an Auto Cad drawing from a field trip to collect data and produce an electronic drawing that is graded by a board consisting of the client and professional engineers.

Strength of Material Laboratory: BCEP 305

Purpose of this lab is to provide facilities to conduct various tests to calculate properties of the steel specimens. Since steel of various grades is used as main reinforcement material in most of the structures, so knowledge gained in this lab is imperative for proper understanding of the advance courses on design of steel/concrete structures. This lab is being upgraded with the addition of the latest range of digital testing equipment.

List of Machinery & Equipments

  • Universal Testing Machine
  • Universal Impact Testing
  • Spring Stiffness setup
  • Vicker’s Hardness Testing machine
  • Torsion testing machine
  • Model of cantilever beam & strain indicator

Lab Objectives

  • To understand the procedure of doing different tests like hardness, compression, torsion, tension and impact etc in various materials
  • To impart knowledge about the testing of springs and beams and behavior of materials.

 

Lab Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to

  • Describe the behavior of materials upon normal external loads
  • Predict the behavior of the material under impact conditions.
  • Recognize the mechanical behavior of materials.

 

Concrete Technology Lab: BCEP 402

This lab allows students to carry various testing regarding concrete such as workability, compressive strength, tensile strength, design mix, modulus of rupture as per Indian Standard recommendation guidelines. These tests are carried out to illustrate the basic properties and methods of testing of cement, aggregates, paste, mortar, and concrete.

Lab Objectives

  • To understand the properties of ingredients in concrete.
  • Understand the behavior of fresh and hardened concrete.
  • To learn about the concrete design mix
  • Understand the durability requirements of concrete

List of Machinery & Equipments

  • Vicat apparatus
  • Mixing apparatus for mortar
  • Automatic compression testing machine
  • Blain’s Air permeability apparatus
  • Le – Chatelier mould
  • Le – Chatelier flask
  • Temperature controller water bath
  • Tensile strength tester
  • Compaction factor apparatus
  • Slump test apparatus
  • Vibrating table
  • Moulds
  • Universal testing machine
  • Briquette mould
  • Laboratory Concrete Mixer ( Motorized )

Structural Analysis-I: BCEP 403

Structural analysis laboratory aims at observing the mechanical behaviors of structural system in the engineering domain. It gives students a great exposure for understanding the theoretical and practical concepts of structural analysis. This lab is unique of its kind, because, it houses testing facilities for various structural members both determinate and indeterminate. The laboratory hosts several loading apparatus like Pin-Jointed Truss Model, Coupled Beam, Unsymmetrical Bending, Two Hinged and Three Hinged Arches and many more. The laboratory gives a much better understanding of the behavior of different structures when loaded with various kinds of loading conditions. This course mainly deals with the evaluation of internal forces, moments and corresponding stresses in structures through problem-solving sessions and laboratory activities. This knowledge can be applied to a real-life design project, developing skills in the design of structures to satisfy functional and strength requirements.

Major Equipments

  • Cantilever beam with unsymmetrical bending
  • Elastically coupled beam apparatus
  • Fixed beam model
  • Pin-jointed truss model (Deflection of truss apparatus)
  • Simply supported beam with equal overhangs (Elastic properties of deflected beam apparatus)
  • Simply supported beam with single overhang
  • Three bar suspension system (Redundant joint apparatus)
  • Three hinged arch model
  • Two hinged arch model

Lab Objectives

  • To demonstrate and investigate experimentally the behavior of structural elements.
  • To properly illustrate the structural behavior of structural members to destruction.
  • To compute the internal and external forces by the application of loads to make structure safe
  • To compute the deflections of structures by external loading.
  • To analyze statically determinate and indeterminate structures.

Lab Outcomes

  • Distinguish between statically determinate and indeterminate structures.
  • Apply equations of equilibrium to structures and compute the reactions.
  • Draw the shearing force and bending moment diagrams.
  • Calculate the internal forces in arch type structures.
  • Calculate the deflections of truss structures, beams, and portal frames.

Transportation Lab: BCEP 404

The Transportation Engineering laboratory is equipped with equipment for conducting field and laboratory tests on Subgrade, Aggregates, Bituminous Materials and Bituminous Mixes. Coarse Aggregates form the major part of the pavement structure and this is the prime material used in pavement construction. Bitumen is a petroleum product used in pavement construction works. This lab primarily deals with basic tests of Coarse Aggregates and Bitumen.

Major Equipments

  • Aggregate crushing value apparatus
  • Aggregate Impact test apparatus
  • Ductility testing machine
  • Cleveland Flash and Fire Point apparatus
  • Film stripping device (electrically operated)
  • California Bearing Ratio Apparatus
  • Los Angeles Abrasion Testing Machine
  • Marshall Apparatus (Electrically Operated)
  • Ring and Ball Apparatus
  • Standard Tar Viscometer (Electrically heated)
  • Universal Penetrometers

Lab Objective

  • To enable students to conduct test on soil subgrade
  • To introduce Bitumen and & its engineering behavior.
  • To introduce Aggregate & its engineering behavior.
  • To perform mix design of bituminous mix

Lab Outcomes

  • Characterize the pavement materials
  • Understand the principles of construction and maintenance of highways
  • Perform quality control tests on pavements and pavement materials
  • Identify engineering properties of aggregate.
  • Identify the grade & properties of bitumen.

Engineering Geology & Remote Sensing: BCEP 405

Engineering Geology and Remote Sensing lab is equipped with the facilities of visual Image interpretation, stereoscopic projections and all type of photogrammetric and geo-referencing studies. Research work related with watershed planning and development and satellite image interpretation are performed in the lab.  Studies related with different rock and mineral identification, making tunnel cross sections, dip and strike measurement of rock formations and study of various thematic maps is carried out.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To study and identify different types natural materials like rocks & minerals and soil.
  2. To understand the various natural dynamic processes their influence on the surficial features, natural material and their consequences. To know the physical properties of rocks & minerals.
  3. Student will learn to couple geologic expertise with the engineering properties of rock and unconsolidated materials in the characterization of geologic sites for civil work projects and the quantification of processes such as rock slides, liquefaction etc.
  4. Analyse and interpret geological reports and information and the latest geological exploration methods for suitable site selection.

COURSE OUTCOMES:

After successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

  1. Recognize the fundamentals of the Earth as a planet, earth’s dynamic actions and their importance for civil engineering structures.
  2. Appreciate the usefulness and utilization of natural materials in civil engineering works.
  3. Broadly assess the dynamic actions of natural forces on civil engineering structures and recommend remedial measures.

List of Experiments that are performed:

  1. Study of physical properties of minerals.
  2. Study of different group of minerals, Crystal and Crystal system
  3. Identification of minerals: Silica group, Feldspar group, Cryptocrystalline group, etc. .
  4. Identification of rocks (Igneous Petrology): Acidic Igneous rock: Granite and its varieties,
  5. Syenite, Rhyolite, Pumice, Obsidian, Scoria, Pegmatite, Volcanic Tuff. Basic rock: Gabbro,etc.

Third Year Labs

Design of RC Elements: BCEP 501

Design of RC Elements lab course covers fundamental topics necessary to understand the behavior and design of reinforced concrete elements. Initial topics covered include: material behavior (concrete and reinforcing steel), load-deformation response of plain and reinforced concrete beams, and moment-curvature analysis including calculation of beam deflections. A substantial portion of the class is spent covering the analysis and design of beams, slabs, and columns. Within each of these topics, requirements for flexure, shear, and anchorage of reinforcement are discussed.

Lab Objectives:

  1. To study about materials involved in reinforced concrete structures.
  2. To study about the methods of reinforced concrete construction.
  3. To study the behavior and design of reinforced concrete beams and one-way slabs considering deflections, flexure, shear and anchorage.
  4. To study the behavior and design of columns including slenderness effects.
  5. To learn design of staircase, footings and retaining walls.

Lab Outcomes:

  1. Students will understand the general mechanical behavior of reinforced concrete.
  2. Students will be able to analyze and design reinforced concrete flexural members.
  3. Student will be able to analyze and design reinforced concrete compression members.
  4. Students will be able to analyze and design for vertical and horizontal shear in reinforced concrete.
  5. Students will be able to analyze transfer and development length of concrete reinforcement.
  6. Students will be able to analyze and design for deflection and crack control of reinforced concrete members.
  7. Students will be able to identify and apply the applicable industry design codes relevant to the design of reinforced concrete members.

List of Experiments:

  1. Singly and Doubly reinforced rectangular & Flanged Beams.
  2. Slabs spanning in one direction, Slabs spanning in two directions, Circular slabs.
  3. Staircases with waist slab having equal and unequal flights with different support conditions, Slab less tread-riser staircase. Design of staircases.
  4. Square, Rectangular and Circular columns
  5. Isolated and combined footings, Strap footing.
  6. Retaining walls and basement walls.

Geotechnical Engineering I: BCEP-502

The objective of Soil Mechanics Laboratory is to check the basic properties of soil of a certain area that is to be used for Construction purpose. In this Lab student gain hands-on experience in conducting soil testing and obtained results like Atterberg’s limits, Bearing Capacity, Moisture Content, Shear Strength etc.

 

Lab Objectives

  • To explain how three phase system is used in soil and how are soil properties estimated using three phase system.
  • To explain role of water in soil behavior and how soil stresses, permeability and quantity of seepage including flow net are estimated
  • To determine shear parameters and stress changes in soil due to foundation loads.
  • To estimate the magnitude and time-rate of settlement due to consolidation.

Lab Equipments

  • Hot Air Oven
  • Sieve Shaker
  • Shaking Table
  • Direct Shear Apparatus
  • UCS Test Apparatus
  • Core Cutter
  • Permeability Test
  • Consolidation Test
  • Liquid Limit Apparatus
  • Plastic Limit Apparatus
  • Shrinkage Limit Apparatus
  • High Speed Stirrer

Fluid Mechanics & Open Channel Flow Lab: BCEP 503, BCEP 603

The fluid mechanics laboratory has all the equipments to carry out fluid related experiments such calculation of meta-centric height, justification of Bernoulli's theorem, diffusion of submerged air jet, verifying momentum equation, coefficient of discharge, velocity and the coefficient of contraction of an orifice and venturi-meter, calibration of orifice meter etc.

Lab Objectives

  • To understand the flow measurement in a pipe flow
  • To determine the energy loss in pipe flow
  • To study Stability of Floating body
  • Verification of Bernoulli Theorem
  • To Study Characteristics of Laminar and Turbulent flows
  • Calibration of flow measuring devices
  • To measure the discharge in a open channel flow
  • To study the flow over weir and notches and through venture-flume and cut-throat
  • To study the hydraulic jump.
  • Development of generalized specific energy and specific force curves
  • To study Velocity distributions in open channel

 

Material Testing Lab: BCEP-506

This lab allows students to carry various testing regarding cement, concrete, aggregate etc. such as workability, compressive strength, tensile strength, design mix, modulus of rupture as per Indian Standard recommendation guidelines. These tests are carried out to illustrate the basic properties and methods of testing of cement, aggregates, paste, mortar, and concrete.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The objectives of this course are to make students to learn:

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and engineering in calculating the mechanical Properties of structural materials.
  2. Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams in the area of materials testing.
  3. Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering.
  4. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility in the areas of material testing.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively the mechanical properties of materials.

List of Experiments that are performed:

  1. Determination of the normal consistency of cement.
  2. Determination of the initial and final setting time of cement.
  3. Determine of the compressive strength of cement.
  4. To determine the soundness of cement.
  5. To determine the fineness modulus of fine aggregate & course aggregate.
  6. Mix design of concrete by IS code Method.
  7. Slump test for determining workability of concrete.
  8. Compressing strength of concrete cube.
  9. To determine the flexure strength of concrete.

Design of RC Structures: BCEP 601

This lab allows students to know about reinforcement detailing of continuous beam, slabs, reinforced cement concrete frame as per code. Also analyze and design of T-beam bridges and water tank structures.

Lab Objectives:

  1. To Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems of RC elements, bridges water tanks etc subjected to different kinds of loading involving gravity loads and earthquake loads.
  2. Follow a procedural knowledge in designing various structural RC elements, frames.

Lab Outcomes:

  1. Be able to perform analysis and design of reinforced concrete members and connections.
  2. Be able to identify and interpret the appropriate relevant industry design codes
  • To become familiar with professional and contemporary issues in the design and fabrication of reinforced concrete members.
  1. Understand the properties and role of various constituent materials used in concrete making
  2. Understand the theory and principles of design and solution of Reinforced Concrete structures.

List of Experiments:

  1. Reinforcement Details of Continuous Beams and Slabs.
  2. RCC FRAME detailing.
  • a) Cross section of the T-beam; (b) longitudinal section of T-Beam.
  1. Elevated water Tank detailing and design structure.
  2. C.C. Water tank Resting over Firm Ground.
  3. RCC bottom slab of that UGWT

Environmental Lab: BCEP 602

The Environmental Engineering Laboratory mainly deals with the determination of physio-chemical and bacteriological properties of water. The Laboratory has testing equipments to carry out tests such as determination of turbidity, colour, conductivity, pH, alkalinity and acidity, hardness and chlorides, dissolved oxygen in water. Environmental engineering lab in the Civil engineering department has equipments like digital pH meter, Conductivity meter, Nephelometer, BOD incubator, COD Reactor system, Dissolve Oxygen meter, Spectrophotometer and other chemicals and reagents to be used in performing the experiments.

 

Lab Objectives

  • To understand the basic characteristics of water and its determination physio-chemical and bacteriological properties.
  • To provide adequate knowledge about the water treatment processes and its design
  • To have adequate knowledge on operation and maintenance of water supply.

Advance Surveying Lab: BCEP 606

To make students aware with different advance surveying methodologies applied to carry out large scale survey works as modern instruments have largely changed the approach to survey works with the principles being same.

To prepare the students to handle the errors they are likely to come across any large scale survey works.

List of instruments of survey lab

  • Metric Chain 20m, 30m
  • Linear measuring Tape 30 m
  • Prismatic Compass with Tripod
  • Vernier Theodolite with Tripod
  • Micro-optic Theodolite with tripod
  • Tilting Level with tripod
  • Auto level with tripod
  • Plane table with accessories and tripod
  • NIKON DTM362 Total station with tripod , prism prism-pole and bipod
  • FOIF Table station with tripod , prism prism-pole and bipod
  • Trimble R8-S DGPS with controller tripod and bipod
  • Tracing Table
  • Garmin handheld GPS with internal camera & storage

Lab Objectives

  • Appreciate the need for accurate and thorough note taking in field work to serve as a legal record.
  • To provide insight into modern surveying instruments and techniques
  • To allow students to learn techniques for gathering field data.
  • Gain the ability to use modern survey equipment to measure angles and distances

Fourth Year Labs

Design of Steel Structures: BCEP-702

The design methodology is based on the latest Indian Standard Code of Practice for general construction (IS 800:2007). Design of steel structures lab covers all the necessary components such as material specifications, connections and elementary design of structural members for designing industrial steel structures.

Lab Objectives:

  1. To introduce steel structures and its basic components.
  2. To introduce structural steel fasteners like welding and bolting.
  3. To design tension members, compression members, beams and beam-columns.
  4. To design column splices and bases.

Lab Outcomes:

  1. Identify and compute the design loads on a typical steel building.
  2. Able to identify and interpret the appropriate relevant industry design codes.
  3. Identify the different failure modes of steel tension and compression members and beams, and compute their design strengths.
  4. Students will be able to check and specify the serviceability requirements of the designed steel structures.
  5. Identify the different failure modes of bolted and welded connections, and determine their design strengths.

List of Experiments:

  1. Structural steel sections
  2. Simple connection
  3. Eccentric connections
  4. Connections in tension members
  5. Lacing and battening type columns
  6. Column bases – Gusseted base, Slab base
  7. Steel Truss

PROJECT

Project comes in the curriculum of final year Civil Engineering Students which covers a huge weightage of 350 marks. In this students are allowed to choose any of the field they studied and prepare a project which is also part of academic curriculum. Students prepare Models and Posters based on these projects which are evaluated time to time internally by panel of the department and finally being evaluated by external examiner. This helps the student to have a wide approach on all the recent topics booming in Civil Engineering and enhance their knowledge about them.

The project group is divided in three parts:

  1. Minor project I (BCEP-607): Selection of the project topic, with clear understanding of what is to be done, of students and their guides is completed before the beginning of final year. This part carries 50 marks of total 350 marks. Students have to prepare a presentation showing detailed plan of the project and justifying the project title before the completion of the 6th
  2. Minor project II (BCEP-707): 70-75% of project work is to be completed in 7th semester under regular supervision of guides. This stage also carries 100 marks and the marks are allotted after evaluation at the end of 7th semester under senior faculty members.
  3. Major project (BCEP-805): This stage carry 200 marks. 100 marks are for internal evaluation that is done at regular intervals by internal panels. And the 100 marks are for external evaluation done at the end on 8th semester by an external examiner.

Last Five Year Best Projects

  1. THE ZOT CITY - A TOWNSHIP PLANNING AND DESIGNING PROJECT
  2. IMPROVEMENT OF INDEX PROPERTIES OF THE ORGANIC SOIL BY CHEMICAL STABILISATION
  3. GIS BASED CATCHMENT IDENTIFICATION IN PITHORAGARH REGION, UTTARAKHAND
  4. STUDY OF SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT NEAR KHANJARPUR ROAD ROORKEE
  5. MANUFACTURING RIGID BOARD BY PACKAGING WASTE CONTAINING ALUMINA AND POLYTHENE
  6. GROUND WATER POTENTIAL ASSESMENT CASE STUDY: HARIDWAR CITY, UTTARAKHAND
  7. DESIGN OF HOSTEL BUILDING PATANJALI UNIVERSITY
  8. HYDRAULIC TRANSIENT ANALYSIS OF HYDROPOWER PLANT
  9. LOW ENERGY AND PASSIVE BUILDINGS
  10. DESIGN OF COLLEGE HOSTEL AS A GREEN BUILDING
  11. EFFICIENT DESIGN OF DRAINAGE AND RAIN WATER HARVESTING SYSTEM OF COER CAMPUS
  12. ANALYSIS AND DESIGNING OF PEDESTRAIN BRIDGE
  13. DESIGN OF ROAD SIDE DRAINAGE
  14. DETAILED ANALYSIS AND REMEDIAL MEASURES FOR THE PROBLEMS FACED BY ALAKNANDA DAM
  15. DESIGN OF FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT OF NATIONAL HIGHWAY NEAR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ROORKEE
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