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Civil Engineering Laboratories

The Department of Civil Engineering at TOMS College of Engineering has state of the art laboratories in all thrust areas. The Department proudly owns a highly advanced laboratories sufficiently equipped with all latest equipments. Lab is designed keeping in mind the need for practical exposure and skill training of young minds in their chosen field of study. Top class laboratories are essential for developing job oriented industrial accepted new generation engineers.Highly qualified and trained professionals helps in giving proper guidance to students.

The laboratories that come under the Department of Civil Engineering are

Geo-Technical Engineering laboratory     

Geotechnical Engineering is the study of applications of principles of soil and rock mechanics to real-world problems and is a relatively young field of Civil Engineering. The purpose of testing soils laboratories is to provide an opportunity to the students to work with various types of soils with the objective of identifying the soils by performing index property tests such as visual identification, moisture content, Atterberg Limits and grain-size distribution, and understanding the behaviour of typical soils by performing laboratory tests such as permeability test, unconfined compression test, compaction test etc.

Major Equipment’s / Facilities

  • Sieve Shaker
  • Unconfined Compression Testing Apparatus
  • Consolidation Testing Apparatus
  • Permeability Testing Apparatus
  • Core Cutter
  • Sand Replacement Apparatus
  • Arrangement for Atterberg Limit
  • Vane Shear Test Apparatus
  • Hydrometer
  • Pycnometer
  • Hot air oven
  • Compaction Testing Arrangement 

List of Experiments

  • California Bearing Ratio Test
  • Permeability Test
  • Unconfined Compression Test
  • Standard Proctor Compaction Test
  • Atterberg Limits (Liquid Limit and Plastic Limit)
  • Hydrometer Analysis
  • Sieve Analysis Field
  • Field Density determination – core cutter
  • Density determination- Sand Replacement

Faculty in- charge : Asst. Prof. Anju Raju

Material Testing Laboratory-I & II

The objective of the Material Testing Lab- I is to demonstrate the basic principles in the area of strength and mechanics of materials and structural analysis to the undergraduate students through a series of experiments.  In this lab the experiments are performed to measure the properties of the materials such as impact strength, tensile strength, compressive strength, hardness, ductility etc.

List of Experiments

  • Tension test on steel rods
  • Shear test on steel rods
  • Torsion test on mild steel rods
  • Bending test on steel and timber beams
  • Spring test on open and closed coil springs
  • Compression test on concrete cubes and cylinders
  • Bending test on RCC beams
  • Hardness tests on metals

Material Testing Lab-II enables students to carry various experiments regarding compressive strength of concrete, tensile strength of concrete, workability test, design mix, modulus of rupture of concrete. All these experiments intended to determine the quality of concrete.

List of Experiments

  • Tests to determine properties of  cement
  • Tests on coarse and fine aggregates
  • Tests to determine workability of concrete
  • Tests on bricks
  • Tests on roofing and flooring tiles
  • Tests on timber beams

Major Equipment’s/Facilities:

  • Universal Testing Machine (UTM)
  • Brinell Hardness Tester
  • Torsion Testing Machine
  • Impact Testing Machine
  • Compression Testing Machine (CTM)
  • Vicat Apparatus
  • Slump Testing Apparatus
  • Tile Testing Machine
  • Sieve Shaker
  • Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine
  • Torsion Pendulum
  • Spring Testing Machine
  • Izod / Charpy Impact Tester
  • Maxwell Reciprocal Theorem Apparatus 

Testing / Consultancy services for External Agencies
Tests on cement, Tests on Coarse and Fine aggregates, Tests in bricks, Tests on roofing tiles and flooring tiles, Concrete mix design, Tension tests on steel rods and Compression test on concrete cubes and cylinders 
Faculty In charge: Asst. Prof. Mita Ann Zachariah

Surveying Laboratory 

Surveying is the means of determining the relative position of points and the relative distances. It is an integral part of Civil Engineering education and training. The objective of surveying laboratory is to make student familiar and competent enough to draw map in suitable scale by using different surveying instruments. Our surveying lab provide students with hands-on experience using common surveying equipment.

Major Equipment’s / Facilities

  • Total Station
  • Theodolite
  • Dumpy Level
  • Prismatic Compass
  • Chain
  • Plane Table
  • Automatic Level

List of Experiments

  • General study of survey
  • Study of levelling
  • Levelling by height of instrument (h.I) method
  • Levelling by rise and fall method
  • Study of transit theodolite
  • Measurements of horizontal angles by repetition method
  • Determination of horizontal distances and level difference between two inaccisible points using theodolite (reiteration method)
  • Determination of height of a tower using theodolite
  • The study of total station
  • Distances and level difference using total station
  • Area of a closed traverse using total station
  • Elevation of an object using total station
  • Gradient between in accessible station using total station
  • Study of instruments

Faculty in- charge : Asst. Prof. Vidhya Mohan

Basic Civil workshop

The Workshop is intended to familiarize the fundamental experiments in Civil Engineering for all branches. For civil engineering students this lab is an introductory workshop whereas for other branches the lab facilitates the ideas about basic civil engineering in their day to day life.

Major Equipment’s/Facilities:

  • Chain Surveying
  • Prismatic Compass
  • Dumpy Level
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing 

List of Experiments

  • Setting out of a Building- using Tape and Cross staff
  • Construction of wall-English Bond
  • Computation of Area and Volume of a building
  • Study of various instruments like vernier calipers and screw gauge etc.
  • Introduction of simple plumbing and sanitary fittings

Faculty In charge: Asst. Prof. Mita Ann Zachariah

Environmental Engineering Laboratory

The environmental engineering laboratory in the department of civil Engineering provides good testing and teaching facilities. This lab contains instruments and facilities to carry out experiments such as physical, chemical and biological parameters testing for water and wastewater. The lab has sophisticated equipment to analyze pollution parameters in water and waste water.

Major Equipment/ facilities:

  • pH meter
  • Turbidity meter
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Muffle furnace
  • Conductivity Meter
  • Electronic Balance
  • Crucibles
  • Burette
  • Pipette,etc.

List of Experiments

  • Determination of alkalinity of water
  • Determination of acidity of water
  • Determination of PH
  • Determination of Hardness
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Determination of Turbidity
  • Determination of Chlorides in water
  • Determination of Dissolved Oxygen
  • Determination of residual chlorine
  • Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  • Chemical Oxygen demand (COD)
  • Optimum Coagulant Dosage

Faculty In charge : Asst. prof. Nimisha Annie Abraham


Transportation Engineering Laboratory

Transportation engineering lab enable the students to study about the technology and scientific principles to the planning, functional design, operation and management of Facilities for any mode of transportation in order to provide for the safe, efficient, rapid, comfortable, convenient, economical and environmentally compatible movement of people and goods.

Major equipment/Facilities:

  • Impact testing Machine
  • Crushing value Testing Apparatus
  • Bitumen Penetration Apparatus
  • Flakiness and Elongation Apparatus
  • Los Angeles Abrasion testing Machine
  • Ductility Testing Machine
  • Softening point test Apparatus
  • CBR Testing Machine
  • Tar Viscometer Apparatus
  • IS Sieves
  • Laboratory Hot Plate
  • Weighing Balance 

List of Experiments

  • Aggregate crushing value
  • Aggregate impact value
  • Los Angeles abrasion value
  • Shape tests-Flakiness index and Elongation index
  • Angularity of course aggregates and fine aggregates
  • Specific gravity and water absorption of course aggregate
  • Stripping value of road aggregates
  • California Bearing Ratio test
  • Penetration value of bitumen
  • Softening point of bitumen
  • Ductility of bitumen
  • Flash and Fire point of bitumen
  • Viscosity Test on bitumen

    Faculty In charge : Asst. prof. Nimisha Annie Abraham

Civil Engineering Drafting Laboratory

Civil Engineering Drafting Lab is established for the benefit of civil Engineering students. In this lab students get training on drafting civil Engineering drawings using AutoCAD software.

List of Experiments

  • Detailed drawing of Paneled Door
  • Detailed drawing of Glazed Windows
  • Detailed drawing of Ventilators
  • Detailed drawing of Reinforced Concrete Staircase
  • Detailed drawing of Residential buildings with flat roof
  • Detailed drawing of Residential buildings with tiled roof
  • Preparation of site plan and service plans as per building rules
  • Detailed drawing of Building services –Septic tanks and soak pit detailed drawing
  • Detailed drawing of Two storied building
  • Detailed drawing of Public buildings like office, dispensary etc

Faculty in- charge : Asst. Prof. Shilpa Carolin

Computer Aided Civil Engineering Laboratory

Computer aided design involves the use of computer to create design and drawing. Computer aided design is usually associated with interactive computer graphics. This lab also allows students to work with Project management soft wares. The Software used in this lab include AutoCAD, STAAD Pro and MS project.

Major Equipment’s / Facilities

  • AutoCAD
  • STAAD Pro
  • MS Project

List of Experiments

  • Structural Drawings for:
    • One Way / Two way Slab/Continuous Slabs
    • Singly reinforced /Double reinforced Beams.
    • Foundations
  • Analysis and design of steel and RCC elements using STAAD software package
    • Continuous beams
    • Cantilever beams
    • Plane truss
    • Frames
  • Use of Project Management Software ( MS Project):
    • Preparation of Bar Chart/Gantt Charts/CPM/PERT Charts and finding Critical path
    • Practice on Resource allocation (and Project Monitoring( Cost and Time)

Faculty in charge: Asst. Prof. Silpa Caroline James

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

The main objective of fluid mechanics lab is to determine the various parameters related to fluid flow in pipes and in open channels. Fluid Mechanics lab at TOMS college of Engineering is well equipped to carry various experiments like Bernoulli’s theorem, Metacentric height, losses in pipes, coefficient of discharge for notches, orifice meter, Venturimeter etc. The laboratory also houses performance of hydraulic machines like pelton wheel, Francis Turbine, Kaplan Turbine etc.

Major Equipment’s/Facilities:

  • Kaplan Turbine
  • Francis Turbine
  • Pelton Turbine
  • Watermeter
  • Centrifugal Pump
  • Reciprocating Pump
  • Major loss apparatus
  • Minor loss apparatus
  • Metacentric height apparatus
  • Bernoullis apparatus
  • Reynolds apparatus
  • Venturimeter apparatus
  • Orifice meter apparatus

List of Experiments

  • Calibration of Orifice Meter
  • Calibration of Venturimeter
  • Determination of Darcy’s and Chezy’s Constant
  • Determination of Pipe Friction Factor
  • Verification of Bernoulli’s Theorem
  • Determination of Metacentric height and radius of gyration of a floating body
  • Calibration of Rectangular Notch
  • Calibration of Triangular Notch
  • Performance Characteristics of Francis Turbine
  • Performance Characteristics of Pelton Wheel

Faculty in- charge : Asst. Prof. Shilpa Carolin

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