Civil Laboratories

Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Lab

This laboratory is important for Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students. The major equipments include study and calibration of gauges, triangular notch, rectangular notch, Orifice meter, Venturi meter and determination of Chezy’s constant and Darcy’s coefficient. In addition, the performance test on hydraulic machines like Centrifugal pump, Reciprocating pump, Pelton Wheel, Francis turbine and Kaplan turbine are also conducted. All the experimental set up are available as self contained units.

Fluid mechanics lab

Objective

The objective of this laboratory is to study the operating characteristics of hydraulic machines and flow devices.

List of Equipment:

  • Orifice meter
  • Venturi meter
  • Rotameter
  • Pipe Flow analysis
  • Centrifugal pump/submergible pump
  • Reciprocating pump
  • Gear pump
  • Pelton wheel
  • Francis turbine
  • Kaplan turbine

Strength of Materials Laboratory

In strength of materials laboratory, students have opportunity to apply loads to various materials under different equilibrium conditions. Students perform tests on materials in tension, torsion and bending. These conditions and/or constraints are designed to emphasize classroom theory by having the students perform required tests, analyze subsequent data, and present the results as a report.

The machines and equipments used to determine experimental data include universal testing machine, hardness testing machine, impact testing machine, muffle furnace and torsion equipment. This laboratory also offers facilities for testing building materials for their strength, behavior and suitability for various applications.

Objective

To supplement the theoretical knowledge gained in Mechanics of Solids by practical testing for determining the strength of materials under externally applied loads.

To enable the student to have a clear understanding of the design for strength and stiffness of materials.

List of Equipment:

  • Universal Tensile Testing machine with double shear attachment
  • Torsion Testing Machine
  • Impact Testing Machine
  • Brinell Hardness Testing Machine
  • Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine
  • Spring Testing Machine for tensile and compressive loads
  • Metallurgical Microscopes
  • Muffle Furnace