Civil Engineering Lab

Fully Equipped Lab with latest Machinery:

Separate Laboratories are fully equipped with the latest equipment’s recommended by GTU and AICTE

Surveying Lab :

Surveying is a branch of Civil Engineering to measure area, horizontal and vertical angle, slope, horizontal, vertical distance for new road, laying & building foundation, utility line etc.
    The laboratory is equipped with major equipments include Total Station with stand, Planimetre, Theodolite with satnd, Dumpy level with stand etc.

Material Testing Lab :

The Material Testing/Concrete Technology Laboratory in the department of Civil Engineering at GIDC Degree Engineering College, Abrama is one of the best concrete technology laboratories currently existing in India. The laboratory serves a wide spectrum of activities covering those related to teaching, research, development and consultancy. The primary activities include experimental studies on different types of materials which are using in concrete and testing of concrete specimens in various exposure conditions. The Concrete technology Laboratory also offers technical services for testing and research on the structural behaviour and properties of materials.

    The laboratory is equipped with major equipments include an electronic Universal Testing Machine, a Compressive Testing Machine, a Flexural Testing Machine, Brinell cum Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine, Izod Cum Charpy Impact Testing Machine, Fatigue Testing Machine, Torsion Testing Machine, Aggregate Impact tester, Los Angeles abrasion testing, Compaction Factor Apparatus, Aggregate Crushing Value Test Apparatus, Vee Bee Consistometer, vibrating table Workability measuring equipments, a Concrete Mixer, a vibrating table, a Marsh Cone, a Mortar Mixer etc. Other sophisticated equipments to perform Non-destructive tests like Ultrasonic pulse velocity meter, Rebound hammer, Permeability tester etc are also available and used extensively in various activities. The concrete laboratory is equipped with all the equipments required for manufacturing and testing of specimens. Following figures show some of the facilities available in the concrete technology laboratory

Engineering Geology Lab :

The Engineering Geology Laboratory is an integral part of the Department of Civil Engineering at GIDC Degree Engineering college, Abrama.

    Engineering Geology subject was started under civil engineering department in 2009. Since its inception, all the faculties, students and associated lab staff have actively contributed to its development.

    Engineering geology is the application of the geologic sciences to engineering practice for the purpose of assuring that the geologic factors affecting the location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works are recognized and adequately provided for. Engineering geologists investigate and provide geologic and geotechnical recommendations, analysis, and design associated with human development. The realm of the engineering geologist is essentially in the area of earth-structure interactions, or investigation of how the earth or earth processes impact human made structures and human activities.

    Engineering geologic studies may be performed during the planning, environmental impact analysis, civil or structural engineering design, value engineering and construction phases of public and private works projects, and during post-construction and forensic phases of projects. Works completed by engineering geologists include; geologic hazards, geotechnical, material properties, landslide and slope stability, erosion, flooding, dewatering, and seismic investigations, etc. Engineering geologic studies are performed by a geologist or engineering geologist that is educated, trained and has obtained experience related to the recognition and interpretation of natural processes, the understanding of how these processes impact man-made structures (and vice versa), and knowledge of methods by which to mitigate for hazards resulting from adverse natural or man-made conditions. The principal objective of the engineering geologist is the protection of life and property against damage caused by geologic conditions.

    Engineering geologic practice is also closely related to the practice of geological engineering, geotechnical engineering, soils engineering, environmental geology and economic geology. If there is a difference in the content of the disciplines described, it mainly lies in the training or experience of the practitioner.

Model Room (Building construction) :

Building construction is a traditional science which deals with the modern method of sound construction incorporating appropriate use of materials, sufficient strength and permanence, maximum utility, and good proportion and grace. The building design has been the responsibility of the architect, though the building construction has been the responsibility of civil engineer. The aim of the building construction practical is to acquaint civil engineers, architects, builders, contractors, with the basics principles as well as current design practices in the construction of building. Building construction is the process of adding structure to real property or construction of buildings

Geotechnical Engineering Lab :

The Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory of Civil Engineering Department, GIDC Degree Engineering College, Navsari houses several instruments and apparatus used by Under Graduate students for their academic purposes. The facilities include testing of soil sample for particle size analysis, compaction, shear strength, consolidation, swelling, permeability, etc. The major instruments are equipped with digital read out unit

Transportation Engineering Lab :

In highway there are various types of materials and the materials have various properties so to determine these properties the test are required the commonly test for highway roads are following:-
Highway Engineering Tests
- Test For Aggregate

1) Impact value test.
2) Shape test (Flakiness and Elongation Index).
3) Abrasion value test.
4) Specific gravity & Water absorption test.
5) Sieve Analysis (IS standard)
- Test For Bitumen
1) Penetration test.
2) Softening point test.
3) Ductility test.
4) Marshall Stability test.
5) Centrifugal extractor.
6) Viscosity test.

Engineering Mechanics Lab :

Engineering Mechanics Lab is well equipped to meet the basic concept of Engineering with ,
1) Universal Testing Machine
2) Compressive Testing Machine
3) Brinell cum Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine,
4) Izod Cum Charpy Impact Testing Machine,
5) Fatigue Testing Machine,
6) Torsion Testing Machine,
7) Universal force table,
8) Triangle and parallelogram of force table,
9) Combined Inclined Plane,
10) Simply Supported Beam,
11) Bell crank lever apparatus,
The requirement of the practical experiments prescribed by Gujarat Technological University, Ahmadabad.