Laboratories

Computer Laboratory

Computer Laboratory

List of major Equipments:
Hardware
  • HP 280 G4 MT SYSTEM (15 Nos.)
  • HP 280 G2 MT SYSTEM (15 Nos.)
  • HP 6000 PRO SYSTEM (09 Nos.)
  • HP DX2280 SYSTEM (03 Nos.)
  • HP 3330 SFF SYSTEMS (6 Nos.)
  • HP 1020 LASERJET PRINTER (1 No.)
  • EMERSON 6KVA UPS (1 No.)
  • BENQ PROJECTOR (1 No.)
  • DLINK 24 PORT SWITCH ( 2 Nos.)
Licensed Software
S.NO.SOFTWARE NAMENO.OF USERSDETAILS
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BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING SOFTWAREUnlimitedAn intelligent 3D model-based process that gives professionals insight and tools to efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure
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PRIMAVERA P6 MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE VERSION 16.2- ACADEMIC LICENSE30Project Management software for planning, scheduling and monitoring of infrastructure projects
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PRIMAVERA RISK ANALYSIS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE VERSION 8.6 - ACADEMIC LICENSE30Project Management software for analysis and management of risk in project
  1.  
LS DYNA SOFTWARE1Advanced general-purpose Multiphysics simulation software package
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STRUDS VER 12.0 STANDARD10Analysis & Design of R.C.C and Steel structures
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STRUDS VER 12.0 ADVANCED1
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PRIMAVERA ENTERPRISE PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT VER 8.11An enterprise project portfolio management software for planning, scheduling and monitoring of infrastructure projects
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PRIMAVERA CONTRACTOR5
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ABAQUS VER 6.8-11Simulation and Multiphysics applied for Structural Engineering
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ANSYS VER 12.05Create simulations that test a product's durability, temperature distribution, fluid movements, and electromagnetic properties.
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NISA 3D FLUID1Simulation and multiphysics applied for Civil Engineering disciplines
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NISA CIVIL 20001
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CADS RC SUITE1Simulation and multiphysics applied for structural engineering
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STAAD PRO 20022Analysis and design suite for concrete and steel structures
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VISUAL C++1Computational Programming
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AUTO DESK LAND DESKTOP 20045Design, draft, and model buildings and other structures
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AUTODESK MAP SERIES5
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G.T STRUDL VER 26.03Structural analysis and design modeling software
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SAP 20005Analysis and design of buildings
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ETABS VER 9.05Structural software for building systems
Capabilities
  • Lab work:
  1. Building Information Modeling lab course introduced with AECOSim software since 2018-20 batch students of ME Infrastructure Engineering & Management
  2. Structural Engineering Laboratory course introduced with BIM- STAADPro software since 2020-22 batch students of ME Structural Engineering
  3. Theory cum Practical course” Project Planning and Control” introduced using Primavera software since 2018-20 batch students of ME Infrastructure Engineering & Management
  4. Laboratory course on AutoCAD software introduced to BE Civil Engineering students
  5. Laboratory course on C programming introduced to BE Civil Engineering students
  6. In Lab Internships organized for BE Civil students during vacation on AutoCAD exposure
  • Student’s Project Work – UG (Civil Engineering) and PG students (ME Structural Engineering, ME Environmental Engineering and ME Infrastructure Engineering and Management)
  • Research Work of Ph.D scholars
  • Conducting software training programme periodically- BIM- STADD Pro,AECOSim, Water GEM, Sewer CAD, Primavera, AutoCAD
Target Users
  • UG & PG students, Ph.D Scholars
  • Faculty and Supporting Staff
Works done
Software Training Organized:
  • September 2019- hands on training on " WATER GEMS software”, BIM software package by ARK Info Solutions Ltd., Chennai training partner of Bentley Institute for students of ME Environmental Engineering and faculty of Civil Engineering
  • February 2019- hands on training on "AECOSim software”, BIM software package by ARK Info Solutions Ltd., Chennai training partner of Bentley Institute for faculty and students of ME IEM; M.Arch and faculty of Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • September 2018 - hands on training on "STAADPro”, BIM software package by ARK Info Solutions Ltd., Chennai training partner of Bentley Institute for faculty and students of Department of Civil Engineering
  • Conducted Periodical Training on Structural Analysis and Design Software – STAADPro for Government and Private Engineers, Students (from TCE and colleges outside)
 Internships Organized:
  • 24.06.2020-06.07.2020 (13 days) during Lockdown on STAADPro BIM software package by ARK Info Solutions Ltd., Chennai training partner of Bentley Institute for 52 BE, Civil and 25 ME Structural Engineering students of Department of Civil Engineering
  • 9.12.2019 to 14.12.2019 Internship on AutoCAD for BE Civil Students was organized by faculty of Civil Engineering Department. Around 50 students attended and got benefitted
 Academic Projects done:
  • Mini project done in the 2nd semester of ME IEM using the Clash Detection concept of AECOSim BIM. A paper titled:“Clash Detection in Appropriate Technology Building Using Building Information Modelling (BIM)”, published in International Journal of Construction Engineering and Planning
  • Miniproject done in 2nd semester of ME IEM using Primavera Software and a paper titled, “Monitoring of an Institutional Building Using Primavera P6 (Professional R8.3) Software”, published in Journal of Engineering Analysis and Design, HBRP publication
  • Mini project done in the 2nd semester ME IEM, titled “Energy Management at TCE Civil Block” using BIM software
  • B.E final year project titled “Delay Analysis and its management in Construction Projects”, using Primavera software
  • B.E. Civil Engineering project done using STAADPro – BIM software
Consultancy Projects
S.NoAcademic YearConsultancy& TestingRevenue Generated (Rs)Name of the Client/Industry
12018-19Consultancy1,30,000The commissioner,Rameswaram Municipality,Varthagan Street, Rameswaram.Pin – 623526.
22018-19Consultancy45,000M/s. K. S. Electricals,2/424, Siva sakathi Nagar,Airport Road,Perungudi,Madurai.
32020-21Consultancy75,000The superintending Engineer,MEDC/METRO,TANGEDCO,K.Pudur,Madurai – 625 007.
Sponsored Projects
  • Innovative applications of FRP composites in strengthening of concrete filled steel tubular (CFST) sections under flexure – Major Research Project Scheme - University Grants Commission, New Delhi - 2009-2012 -– Rs. 6,83,134/- - Principal Investigator (Dr.M.C.Sundarraja) – Completed on 31.03.2013
  • Strengthening of Concrete Filled Steel Tubular (CFST) Members in Compression using Advanced FRP Composites - 2009-2012 – SERC-Fast Track Project for Young Scientists, DST, New Delhi - Rs.12,87,154/- - Principal Investigator(Dr.M.C.Sundarraja)– Completed on 31.03.2013
  • Investigation of flyash Based Geopolymer Concrete for cost Effective construction, AICTE, New Delhi, Principal Investigator (Dr.S.Nagan)– Rs.13.5 Lakhs, 2008 Completed
  • Numerical Modelling of Contaminant Transport in Soils, AICTE, New Delhi, Principal Investigator (Dr.S.Nagan)– Rs.12 Lakhs, 1999 Completed
  • Numerical Analysis of reinforced concrete column under free field air blast using L.S. Dyna (Lr.No.TNSCST/SPS/AR/2016-2017/2026) FROM Tamilnadu State Council For Science andTechnology (TNSCST), Chennai under STUDENT PROJECT SCHEME-2017- Rs.10000/- completed (Mr. D. Rajkumar)
Infrastructure created by sponsored projects
  • Finite Element Modelling software ANSYS 12.0 – 5 Users through Sponsored Research Project: SERC- Fast Track Project for Young Scientists, DST, New Delhi. Cost: 4,97,120/-. Date of Purchase: 24.08.2010
  • SONY – VAIO Laptop through Sponsored Research Project: SERC- Fast Track Project for Young Scientists, DST, New Delhi. Cost: 71,200/-. Date of Purchase: 06.01.2010
  • Finite Element Analysis and Design software – NISA Civil
  • Finite Element Analysis software - NISA 3D Fluid
  • Finite Element Modelling software ABAQUS
  • Desktop
  • A1 Printer
  • LSDYNA LIMITED ELEMENT LICENSE Software
Papers Published
International Journal
  1. Aarthipriya. V, Chitra. G “Clash Detection in Appropriate Technology Building Using Building Information Modelling (BIM)”, International Journal of Construction Engineering and Planning, ISSN: 2456-2335 Vol. 6: Issue 1; (2020) www.journalspub.com
  2. D. Rajkumar, R Senthil, B. Balamurali Kumar, K. Akshayagomathi, S. Mahesh Velan; “A numerical study on parametric analysis of reinforced concrete column under blast loading”; in Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (American Society of Civil Engineers,ASCE) DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0001382, Impact factor- 1.197(source-SCI), H-Index of Journal 41. ISSN-0887-3828,Published on Nov 28,2019
  3. Arul Gnanapragasam, G.Chitra, “Strengthening of Beam - Column Joint using Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Based on Deep Neural Network with Optimization”, Polymer Materials- Fiber Reinforced Polymers, Journal of Balkan Tribological Association, Scientific Bulgarian Communication Vol.25, Issue 4, 918-932, 2019
  4. Anushya Bharathi,G.Chitra, S. Vaidyanathan, “Developing a neuro-fuzzy based framework for labour productivity assessment”, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, Om Ak Publications, Vol.5, Issue 2, pp. 1015-1019, 2019
  5. Jagadha, Chitra, “Critical Chain over Critical Path in Construction Projects”, International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, Vandana Publishing, Vol.7, Issue 1, pp. 338-344, 2016
  6. Radhakrishnan S, Shanthi Priya Rand Sundarraja M.C. ‘Climate Responding Vernacular Courtyard Housing –A case study of Chettinadu Housing in Tamilnadu’, ABACUS –A Bi-Annual internationally referred Journal on Architecture, Conservation and Urban studies, Vol.5 No.1, pp 51-58, Spring 2010
  7. Sundarraja M.Cand Rajamohan S ‘Strengthening of RC beams in shear using GFRP inclined strips -An experimental study’ Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier Publications, 23/2009 pp 856–864, 2009. Impact Factor: 4.419; Citations: 117.
  8. Sundarraja M.C, Rajamohan S and BhaskarD, ‘Shear strengthening of RC beams using GFRP vertical strips –An experimental study’ Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites Vol.27, No. 14/2008, pp 1477-1495, 2008. Impact Factor: 1.987; Citations: 15
  9. SundarrajaM.Cand Rajamohan S ‘Flexural strengthening effect on RC beams by bonded composite fabrics’ Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol.27, No. 14/2008. pp 1497-1513, 2008. Impact Factor: 1.987; Citations: 13
  10. Sundarraja M.Cand Rajamohan S ‘Strengthening of Compression Members with Externally Bonded Composite fabrics –An Experimental Study’ Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India) –Series A, Springer Publications; Vol. 87/2007 pp.43-51, 2007; Citations: 2
Papers (International Collaboration – Kyoto University, Japan) 
  1. Rajasekaran,G, Nagan,S et.al. (2005). “Contaminant Transport Modelling in Marine Clays.” International Journal of Ocean Engineering : 175-194
  2. Rajasekaran,G, Nagan,S et.al ( 2000). “Water Quality Modelling and Pollutants studies using GIS.” Journal of Environmental Research 10(2) : 79-87.
Papers with Academicians 
  1. Dhileep, M and Nagan,S (2010). “An alternate cut-off frequency for the response spectrum method of seismic analysis.” Asian Journal of Civil Engineering 11(3): 321-334.
  2. Baskran, T and Nagan,S (2010). “Prediction of Sediment deposition in reservoirs using Artificial Neural Network.” International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering 3(4) : 525-531.
  3. Baskaran, T and Nagan,S(2010). “Inflow and Sediment yield modeling for reservoirs using Artificial Neural Network.” International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering 3(3) : 382-388.
  4. Brindha, D, Baskaran, T and Nagan,S (2010). “Assssment of Corrosion and Durability characteristics of copper slag admixed concrete.” International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering 1(2) : 192
  5. Brindha, D and Nagan,S (2010). “Utilization of copper slag as a partial replacement of fine aggregate in concrete.” International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering 3(4) : 579-585.
  6. Brindha, D and Nagan,S (2010). “Flexural strength of RCC Beams incorporating copper slag as partial replacement of fine aggregate in concrete.” New Building Materials and Construction World : 252-266.
  7. Vasumathi,A.M and Nagan,S. (2009). “Geographic Information System : A Promising Tool for Collection and Transportation Route Optimisation of Municipal Solid Waste Management.” International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering
  8. Dhileep,M and Nagan,S (2002). “ Effect of variation of strength of concrete on dynamic response of machine foundations.” Indian Concrete Journal 76:
  9. Dhileep, M and Nagan,S (2002). “Synthesis of Modes towards dynamic  analysis of turbine-generator foundations.” Power Engineer Journal 49(1) : 1-9.
  10. Aarthipriya. V, Chitra. G ,“Clash Detection in Appropriate Technology Building Using Building Information Modelling (BIM)”, International Journal of Construction Engineering and Planning, ISSN: 2456-2335 Vol. 6: Issue 1; (2020) www.journalspub.com
National Journal
  1. Sundarraja M.Cand Rajamohan S ‘Strengthening of RC beams in shear using composites fabrics - An experimental study’ Journal of New Building Materials &Construction World, pp.184-195, Aug 2008.
  2. Sundarraja M.Cand Rajamohan S ‘Shear strengthening of RC beams by externally bonded side GFRP strips’ Journal of New Building Materials & Construction World, pp.224-237, Oct 2008.
  3. S.Poornima, Dr.G.Chitra, “Monitoring of an Institutional Building Using Primavera P6 (Professional R8.3) Software, Journal of Engineering Analysis and Design, HBRP publication, Volume 2 Issue 1 DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3859347, pp 1-9,2020
Papers with Industrial Persons (Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board) 
  1. Rajamanickam, R and Nagan,S (2010). “Studies on physico-chemical characteristics of ground water in Amaravathy river basin of Karur district, Tamilnadu.”Pollution Research 29(1): 153-156.
  2. Samuel Rajkumar, A and Nagan,S (2010). “Study of Impact on Noyyal River and Orathupalayam Dam due to Effluent Discharge by the Textile Dyeing Industries in Tiruppur, Tamilnadu and its Remediation Measures.” Indian Journal of Environmental Protection 30(5) : 420-428.
  3. Rajamanickam and Nagan,S (2010). “Effect of Textile Dyeing Industries Effluent on Ground Water Quality – A Field Study.” Indian Journal of Environmental Protection 30(6) : 472-478.
Papers with Industrial Persons (M/s. Sobha Pvt Ltd, Bangalore)
  1. V. Aarthipriya, G. Chitra and J. SevvelPoomozhi, “Risk and its impacts on time and cost in construction projects”, Journal of Project Management”, Vol. 5 (2020) 245–254, DOI: 10.5267/j.jpm.2020.6.002
  2. V. Aarthipriya, G. Chitra and J. SevvelPoomozhi, “Risk and Its Impact on Quality, Safety and Procurement in Construction Projects”, Journal of Sustainable Construction and Project Management, HBRP, Vol.3, issue 2, pp.1-15, 2020
International Conferences
  1. Madhumathi.A., and Sundarraja.M.C.,(2009) “Reducing Urban Heat Islands and Thermal Comfort models for Urban Spaces by Microclimatic”, International conference on climate change and sustainable management of natural resources IASCA, ITM University, Gwalior MP India
  2. Ganesh Prabhu.G., and Sundarraja.M.C., (2010) “Flexural strengthening of CFST membersusing CFRP composites”. International Conference SEC 2010, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar. Vol 2  pp 1202-1211
  3. Ganesh Prabhu.G., and     Sundarraja.M.C.,(2010) “Strengthening of CFST members under compression using CFRP fabrics”. International Conference SEC 2010, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar. Vol 2 pp 845-853
  4. Tamilvanan.T, Ganesh Prabhu.G, S,Sivasankarand Sundarraja.M.C.(2010) “Axial Strengthening of RC columns using FRP composites”. International Conference SEC 2010, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar. Vol 2 pp 1181-1191
  5. C. NareshKumar and G. Chitra, “Integrated Project Delivery”, Indian Lean Construction Conference, IITM, Chennai, pp. C53-C61, 2017
  6. R. Valliammai and G. Chitra, “Schedule Management in Construction Projects”, International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering Materials and Processes, CIT, Coimbatore, 7/1/2015
  7. Anusha.V.C and G. Chitra, “Resource Optimization in Infrastructure Projects”, International Conference in Advances in Engineering, Technology and Management, pp. 25-28, 2014
Industries Interfaced
  1. Bentley Institute, Bentley Systems India
  2. ARK Info Solutions Pvt Ltd, Chennai
  3. Infinity PMC Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Chennai
  4. Kaizenat Technologies Pvt Ltd., Chennai ,
  5. M/s. CADD Centre Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Chennai
  6. CSCWorld (India) Pvt Ltd., Pune
  7. M/s. Syscon Instruments Private Ltd, Bangalore
  8. M/s. Pentagon Computers and Peripherals, Madurai
  9. M/s. ACTIVE Private Ltd, Bangalore
  10. M/s. Shankara Infrastructure Materals Ltd, Coimbatore
  11. M/s. Pipe Field, Chennai
  12. M/s. CSI Engineering Software Pvt, Ltd., New Delhi
  13. National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE, IIT Kanpur)
People
  • Dr. G. Chitra, Professor
  • Ms. T. Karthigaipriya, Asst. Professor
  • Mr. B. Dinesh Kumar, Asst. Professor
  • Mr. S. Saravanan, Lab Assistant
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Environmental Engineering and Environmental Research Laboratory

Environmental Engineering and Environmental Research Laboratory

Sponsored byTEQIP, DTE, Management Grant, DST.
List of major Equipments:
  1. Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES).
  2. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).
  3. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS).
  4. Gas Chromatography(GC)
  5. Flame Photometer.
  6. Laminar Air flow chamber.
  7. Nitrogen Analyzer.
  8. Water Quality Analyzer.
  9. Fine dust sampler.
  10. Indoor Air quality meter.
  11. Noise level meter.
  12. Bomb Calorimeter.
Hardware
  • Desktop systems – 8 nos
  • Workstation – 1 no
  • Printer – 2 nos
  • Scanner – 2 nos
Licensed Software
  • DHI MIKE, Water Gems, Sewer Gems, Visual Mod flow.
Capabilities
  • Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of water, wastewater and solid waste.
  • Feasibility study on wastewater / Industrial Effluent treatment.
  • Design of Effluent treatment plant
  • Water Audit and Wastewater generation Audit for Industries.
  • Characterization of Solidwaste from Industrial operations.
  • Pollution studies on water bodies.
  • Environmental Impact Analysis for Developmental projects.
  • Recycling/reusing opportunities for wastewater generated in Industries.
  • Environmental awareness programme for Industries for Green Certification/ISO Certification/Awards.
Target Users
  • Government Departments (PWD, TWAD, TNPCB, TNSCB etc…).
  • Public sector organizations.
  • Private companies.
Works done
  • Reuse of municipal and industrial effluents from Tirunelveli Corporation
  • Water quality testing for Environmental division of PWD
  • Water quality testing for construction industries.
  • Environmental awareness programme for Green certification/Awards
  • Environmental & Socio Economic status assessment for nine river basin in Tamil Nadu
Consultancy Projects
  • Water Audit for Madurai Kamaraj University
  • Vetting of STP plant for TNSCB funded by ADB.
  • Water quality testing for PWD
  • Water quality testing for construction industries.
  • Physical characterization of MSW from landfill at Vellakkal dump site.
  • Calorific value determination for Municipal Solid waste
  • Noise & Illumination Assessment in Industries
  • Water quality monitoring on River Vaigai
  • Ambient Air quality assessment
Sponsored Projects
  • DST-SERB project, MHRD – SPARC project, MOEF&CC project, IAMWARM project
Infrastructure created by sponsored projects
  • Magnetic flow measurement device, Biogas Analyzer, Indoor air quality meter, water still, Spectrophotometer.
Papers Published
International Journal13
National Journal18
International Conferences40
Industries Interfaced
PWD, TNPCB,TNSCB, Madurai Corporation, Sundaram fasteners, Several urban local bodies, Thiagarajar Mills, VT mills, AMR Engg.Construction, Paramount mills.
People
  • Dr.T.VelRajan HDCE/Professor
  • Dr.S.Chandran Associate Professor/Lab-In-Charge
  • Dr.V.Ravi Shankar Assistant Professor
  • Dr.R.K.C.Jey Kumar Assistant Professor
  • Ms.S.Sivasangari Assistant Professor
  • Ms.K.Keerthy Assistant Professor
  • Mr.A.Raja Lab chemist
  • R.Dinesh Lab technician

Geopolymer Lab

Geopolymer Lab

Sponsored byAICTE
Hardware
  • Heat Curing Chamber ( Applied for Patent)
  • Pan Mixer
Licensed Software
  • ABAQUS
Capabilities
  • Investigation of Geopolymer Concrete Beams
  • Investigation of Geopolymer Concrete Columns
  • Studies of Geopolymer Ferrocement Panels
  • Energy Efficient Eco friendly Geopolymer Products
Target Users
  • UG, PG and Research Scholars
Works done (Ph.D completed so far)07 completed05 ongoing
  • Durability and Flexural Behaviour of Flyash Based Geopolymer Concrete Beams
  • Behaviour and Strength Assessment of Fly Ash Based Geopolymer Concrete Columns
  • Strength and Durability Assessment of Geopolymer Ferrocement Panels
  • Investigation of critical fracture parameters for Fe415 steel, high volume fly ash concrete and geopolymer concrete
  • Investigation of Geopolymer Concrete Columns strengthened by GFRP sheets
  • Investigation on application of fly ash based geopolymer coated aggregates in bituminour concrete
  • Investigation of geopolymer concrete using Manufactured Sand and Dredged Marine Sand under ambient curing conditions
Sponsored Projects
  • Investigation of fly ash based geopolymer concrete for cost effective construction
  • AICTE – RPS – Rs.13.5 Lakhs
  • Investigation of geopolymer concrete using M sand and Dredged Marine Sand (DMS) under ambient curing conditions
– DST – WOSA - Rs.19.9 Lakhs
Infrastructure created by sponsored projects
  • Heat curing chamber
  • Pan Mixer
Papers PublishedList enclosed
International Journal11
National Journal05
International Conferences--
Industries InterfacedNil
PeopleDr. S. Nagan, Professor
Patents
  1. Heat Curing Chamber ( Applied)
Patent Application No : 2607 / CHE / 2012Inventors : Dr. K. Kannapiran, Dr. T. Sujatha and Dr. S. Nagan
  1. Method of Preparation of Geopolymer Concrete Using
alternative Fine Aggregates under ambient curingPatent Application No : 201941011883 AStatus : Published : 02.10.2020Inventors : Dr. M. Indhumathi and Dr. S. Nagan 
Publications
2018-19
  1. Indhumathi Anbarasan and Nagan Soundarapandian, 2019,"Investigation of mechanical and microstructural properties of geopolymer concrete blended by Dredged Marine Sand and Manufactured Sand under ambient curing conditions", Structural Concrete,DOI 10.1002/SUCO 201900343, pp 1-12
  2. Indhumathi, M and Nagan,S, 2019, " Investigation of geopolymer mortar using M-sand and dredged marine sand under ambient curing conditions", Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.46, No.1, April-May 2019 pp 65-70
2017-18
  1. Dharmar, S and Nagan, S, 2018, “Experimental study on flexural behavior of flat and folded geopolymer ferrocement panels under oven and day light curing”, Perspectivas em Ciencia da Informacao  V.22, SP.6, pp 25-39.
  2. Srividya, D, Nagan, S and Kanthavelkumaran, N, 2018 “Flyash based geopolymer coating on coarse aggregates for bituminous concrete application”, The Asian International Journal of Life Sciences Vol.27(1), pp 87-107.
2014-2015
  1. B. Kanagapandian and S. Nagan (December 2014), “Investigation on non-linear models of reinforced and prestressed concrete beams”, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol:07, Issue:06. Impact Factor : 0.042  
  2. S. Nagan and S. Karthiyaini (2014), “A study on load carrying capacity of fly ash based polymer concrete columns strengthenedusing double layer GFRP wrapping”, Hindwai – Advances in Materials Science and Engineering. Impact Factor : 1.299
  3. Karthiyaini, S., and Nagan, S. " Behaviour of geopolymer concrete circular column using glass fibre reinforced polymer." Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences, Vol. 21(2014): pp 458-464.Impact Factor : 0.641
2013- 2014
  1. Ponnudurai, R, Sujatha, T and Nagan,S,(2013) ‘Analysis of quasi brittle fracture and critical CTOD of high volume flyash concrete notched beams’, Asian Journal of Civil Engineering 14(5) :655-663.
  2. Kannapiran, K, Sujatha, T and Nagan,S (2013). “Resistance of Reinforced Geopolymer Concrete beams to acid and chloride migration.” Asian Journal of Civil Engineering 13(4) :225 – 238.
  3. Mohana, R. and Nagan, S.(2013) “An Experimental Investigation on the Flexural Behavior of Geopolymer Ferrocement Slabs”, Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol.3, No.2, pp.97-104
  4. Mohana,R. and Nagan,S.(2013)“Bending Behavior of Geopolymer Ferrocement Plates, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering”, Vol.6, No.2, pp.68-74.
2012-2013
  1. Vishnu, C.R and Nagan,S (2012). “Bulk Utilisation of fly ash regulations and various options.” Indian Journal of Environmental Protection 32(4) : 283-290
  2. Sujatha, T, Kannapiran, K and Nagan,S (2012). “Strength Assessment of heat cured geopolymer concrete slender column.” Asian Journal of Civil Engineering 13(5) : 635 – 646
2011 – 2012
  1. Brindha, D and Nagan,S(2011). “Durability studies on copper slag admixed concrete.” Asian Journal of Civil Engineering 12(5) : 563-578.
  2. Lakshmi, R and Nagan,S (2011). “Investigations on durability characteristics of E-plastic waste incorporated concrete.” Asian Journal of Civil Engineering 12(6) : 773-787
  3. Kannapiran, Sujatha and Nagan (2011). “ Durability study on alumino-silicate concrete, synthesized using anthracite coal fly ash.” Journal of Structural Engineering 38(1) : 94-100.
  4. Lakshmi, R and Nagan,S (2011). “Utilisation of waste E plastic particles in cementitious mixtures.” Journal of Structural Engineering 38(1) : 26-35.

Hydraulics Lab

Hydraulics Lab

Equipment List
  • Bernoulli’s theorem apparatus
  • Venturimeter apparatus
  • Orificemeter apparatus
  • Reynolds apparatus
  • Flow through Notches
  • Pipe losses-major and minor losses
  • Impact of jet on vanes
  • Pelton wheel turbine
  • Francis turbine
  • Centrifugal pump
  • Reciprocating pump
  • Submersible pump
Capabilities
  • Flow measurement in pipes and channels
  • Determination of Groundwater potential
  • Planning and design of rainwater harvesting structures
Target users
  • Students
  • Government Departments-PWD, TWAD, Municipal Corporation, etc.,
People
  • Mr.M.Ramasamy – Lab in-charge
  • Dr.K.Sudalaimani
  • Dr.T.Baskaran
  • Mr.A.Muthuraj – Lab Technician

Materials Testing Lab

Materials Testing Lab

Sponsored byAICTE, DST and UGC, New Delhi
List of Major Equipments
  • Universal testing machine – 1000 kN capacity (with data logger)
  • Universal testing machine – 500 kN capacity
  • Compression testing machine – microprocessor controlled -3000 kN
  • Compression testing machine –2000 kN capacity(digital)
  • Rapid chloride ion penetration test apparatus
  • Flow table apparatus – (concrete and mortar)
  • Heat of hydration apparatus
  • Automatic Blaine’s air permeability apparatus
  • High temperature furnace-1100 ˚C
  • Cement autoclave
  • Vickers’s hardness testing machine
  • Rockwell hardness testing machine
  • Brinell hardness testing machine
  • Concrete permeability testing apparatus
  • Spring testing machine
  • Torsion testing machine- digital
  • Tiles abrasion testing machine
  • Impact testing machine
  • Fatigue testing machine
  • Concrete mixer machine
  • Mortar Mixer
  • Length comparator
  • Mortar mixer-20 liters & 5 liters capacity
  • Ball mill -5 kg capacity
  • Accelerated curing tank
  • Electrochemical Work Station for Corrosion Analysis
  • Sieve shaker
  • Humidity Chamber
    Universal Testing Machine – 1000 kN Capacity (Servo Controlled)Compression Testing Machine – 3000 kN Capacity (Microprocessor Controlled)  
Capabilities
  • Assessment of physical and mechanical characteristics of building materials (conventional &non-conventional)
  • BIS recommended tests on various cementing materials
  • Assessment of rheology, strength and durability characteristics of concrete
  • Evaluation of transport properties of cementitious composites
  • Design of concrete mix proportion for various application
  • Evaluation of strength characteristics of concrete filled steel tubular elements
  • Development of sustainable cementitious composites and building materials
  • Performance evaluation of advanced cementitious composites
  • Design of reinforced concrete structures
Target Users
  • Students
  • Research Scholars
  • Public Sectors Companies
  • State and Central Government Organizations
  • Industries& Public
Wokdone
  • Building Materials Testing
  • Concrete Mix Design
  • Structural Condition Assessment
  • Structural Design of Concrete Structures
Consultancy Projects
Testing of building Materials, design of concrete mixes of various grades, investigation of building failures and design of structures for various state and central government organizations, private sector organizations and public sector companies
Sponsored Projects
Sl. No.TITLEPERIODSPONSORING AGENCYRESPONSIBILITY HELDAMOUNT SANCTIONED
1Modernization of Cement and Concrete Lab2002-2003AICTE – MODROBS, New DelhiDr. K. ArunachalamRs. 7,00,000 /-
2Innovative Applications of FRP Composites in Strengthening of Concrete Filled Steel Tubular (CFST) Sections Under Flexure2009- 2012UGC – MRPNew DelhiDr. M. C. SundarrajaRs. 6,83,134 /-
3Strengthening of Concrete Filled Steel Tubular (CFST) Members in Compression Using Advanced FRP Composites 2009 -2012SERC -DSTNew DelhiDr. M. C. SundarrajaRs. 12,87,154 /-
4Use of Agro Residual and Industrial Wastes in the Development of Ultra High-Performance Concrete2013 -2016AICTE – RPSNew DelhiDr. K. ArunachalamRs. 22,91,000 /-
5Study on Influence of Industrial By-Products on Modified Reactive Powder Concrete (MRPC)2015 -2018UGC – MRPNew DelhiDr. K. ArunachalamRs. 10,40,000 /-
6Assessment of Land Fill Gas Recovery, Utilization and Reduction in Green House Gas Emissions at Madurai Land Fill Site2019 – 2021MOEFCCNew DelhiDr. D. BrindhaRs. 21,16,200 /-
Infrastructure created by sponsored projects
  • Compression testing machine – microprocessor controlled -3000 kN
  • Heat of hydration apparatus
  • Concrete mixer machine – Pan type
  • Shrinkage bar moulds
  • Length comparator
  • Rapid chloride ion penetration test apparatus
  • Electrochemical Work Station for Corrosion Analysis
  • Concrete impact testing machine
  • Bio-gas analyzer
Papers Published153
International Journal80
National Journal73
International Conferences151
Industries Interfaced
State and central government organizations, private sector organizations and public sector companies -
  • M/s. Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, New Delhi
  • M/s. Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, Madurai
  • M/s. Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board, Madurai
  • M/s. Madurai Municipal Corporation, Madurai
  • M/s. Sivakasi Municipality, Sivakasi
  • M/s. Thiagarajar Mills, Madurai
  • M/s. VTM Limited, Virudhunagar
  • M/s. Engineering Projects India Limited, Chennai
  • M/s. HITES, Uttar Pradesh
  • M/s. RITES Limited, Gurgaon
  • M/s. Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Madurai
  • M/s. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Madurai
  • M/s. Tamil Nadu Police Housing Corporation, Tirunelveli
  • M/s. Amararaja Batteries Limited, Chennai
  • M/s. Envirocare India Limited, Madurai
  • M/s. Fame Tech Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
  • M/s. Chettinad Constructions, Madurai
  • M/s. P.K.M & Co., Madurai
  • M/s. Hitech Associates, Madurai
  • M/s. Madhucon Projects Limited, Hyderabad
  • M/s. Harsha Abakus Solar, Gujarat
  • M/s. Hild Energy, Chennai
  • M/s. Sparc Oil Field Service, Chennai
  • M/s. Chettinad Constructions, Madurai
  • M/s. Germanus Construction, Madurai 
People
  1. Dr. D. Brindha (Lab – In – Charge), Professor
  2. Dr. S. Nagan, Professor
  3. Dr. A. Rajasekar, Assistant Professor
  4. Mr. K. Rajappa, Lab Technician
  5. Mr. J. Murugan, Lab Assistant
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Soil and Roads Lab

Soil and Roads Lab

List of major Equipments:
  • Triaxial Test Apparatus
  • Direct Shear Test Apparatus
  • Consolidation Test Apparatus
  • Laboratory Permeability Test Apparatus
  • Laboratory Vane Shear Test Apparatus (Motorized)
  • 5 Ton Loading Frame
  • Unconfined Compression Test Apparatus
  • Universal Automatic Soil Compactor (for Standard and Modified Proctor Tests)
  • California Bearing Ratio Test Apparatus
  • Aggregate Impact Testing Machine
  • Los Angeles Abrasion Testing Machine
  • Casagrande’s Liquid Limit Device (Motorized)
  • Shrinkage Limit Test Apparatus
  • Soil Penetrometer
  • Sand Pouring Cylinder Apparatus
  • Set of Sieves, Sieve Shaker (Motorized) and Hydrometer
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Split Spoon Sampler, Core Cutter and Shelby Tubes
Capabilities
  • Detailed Site Investigation for design of foundations
  • Determination of Shear Strength parameters of soil
  • Determination of Consolidation parameters of soil
  • Determination of Permeability of soil
  • Particle size distribution of soil and Soil classification
  • Determination of Compaction Characteristics and Field density of soil
  • Determination of CBR of subgrade material
  • Determination of Impact value and Abrasion value of aggregates
Target Users
  • UG and PG Students
  • Research Scholars
  • Faculty
Works done
  • Detailed site investigation by conducting Standard Penetration Test (SPT) for determining safe bearing capacity for Government organizations and Private construction firms.
  • Determining various soil parameters and classification of soil for Government organizations and Private construction firms.
  • Testing the quality of aggregates used for Road and Railway works
  • Determination of CBR of subgrade material for Highways department, Southern Railways and Private construction firms.
  • Design of flexible and rigid pavements for Highways department.
  • Determination of permeability of clay liner in Meenakshi Amman temple potramarai kulam.
Consultancy Projects
  • Soil investigation and estimation of soil parameters
  • Estimation of Safe Bearing Capacity of soil by conducting Standard Penetration Test
  • Testing the suitability of soil as blanketing material for railway formation works
  • Determination of swell pressure and shear strength parameters of soil
Sponsored Projects
S.No.TitlePrincipal InvestigatorSponsoringAgencyPeriodAmount Sanctioned
1.Establishment of facilities to carryout Static and Dynamic behavioral studies of subsoilDr. T. VelrajanAICTE – MODROBSNew Delhi2019-2020 Lakhs
Papers Published
International Journal29
National Journal02
Industries Interfaced
  • Southern Railway
  • Highways Department
  • State Corporation and Municipalities
  • TAHDCO
  • TNEB
  • TWAD Board
  • TNPHC
  • Power Grid Corporation of India
  • GHCL
  • VT Mills
  • Private construction firms ad contractors
People
  • Dr. R. Sanjay Kumar (Lab in-charge)
  • Mr. R. Sankaranarayanan (Faculty)
  • Ms. M. Aruna (Faculty)
  • Mr. K. Ramaraj (Lab technician)
  • Mr. R. Balamurugan (Lab technician)
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Structures Lab

Structures Lab

Sponsored byTEQIP II,AICTE -MODROBs, TATA STEELS Pvt Ltd.,
List of Major Equipments:
 
  • Loading Frame of capacity 500kN with Servo Controlled Hydraulic Actuator of capacity ±100kNwitha stroke length of ±150mm
  • MTL-Nano material testing system - Fully integrated Single foot Servo Controlled Hydraulic Actuator of capacity ± 25kN with the stroke length of 50mm
  • Column Testing frame of capacity 2000kN
  • Slab Testing Frame with 12 load points each of capacity 20kN
  • Compression Testing machine of capacity 2000kN
  • 16 channel Universal type Data AcquisitionSystem
  • Load cells of 50T, 100T & 200T Capacities
  • Shake Table with 30kg payload capacity excited under harmonic and periodic with the variable speed.
  • Hydraulic Jacks of capacities 10T, 20T, 30T, 50T, 100T & 200T
  • Servo-pneumatic shaker table for variable displacement profile loading such as Sine, triangle, step, random loading pattern. Suitable for earthquake simulation
 Non-Destructive Evaluation Equipment
  • PUNDIT Lab+ Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Testing Instruments with 54kHz transducers, USB data carries with Pundit link analysis software capable of SONREB method- PROCEQ Make
  • Digital Silver Schmidt Rebound Hammer PC Type N with Hammerlink software- PROCEQ Make
  • Expert rebar Tomography system with Cover meter with universal probe USB enabled with PM link software - PROFOMETER PM-600 - PROCEQ Make
Loading Frame of capacity 500kN with Servo Controlled Hydraulic Actuatorof capacity ±100kN and a stroke length of ±150mmSlab Testing Frame with 12 load points each of capacity 20kN16 channel Universal type Data Acquisition System
PUNDIT  Lab+  Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Testing Instruments with 54kHz transducers, USB data carries with Pundit link analysis software capable of SONREB method - PROCEQ MakeDigital Silver Schmidt Rebound Hammer PC Type N with Hammer link software- PROCEQ MakeExpert rebar Tomography system with Cover meter with universal probe USB enabled with PM link software - PROFOMETER PM-600 - PROCEQ Make
Licensed Software
  • RESIST
  • EDM
  • TIERA
  • LS DYNA
Capabilities
  • Non-DestructiveEvaluation of Concrete structures.
  • Design of Steel structures, Reinforced concrete structures and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures
  • Proof checking of Steel structures, Reinforced Concrete Structures and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures
  • Checking and design of prestressed concrete pipes
  • Checking the verticality of Towers and Mast
  • Consultation related to rehabilitation of structures
  • Corrosion study of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Strength and fracture study on human tooth
Target Users
  • Academics- internal & External Research Scholars
  • Industry- Government & Private Sectors
Research Worksundertaken
  • Study on the structural performance of ferrocement wall panels
  • Forensic investigation on heritage building
  • Composite Mechanism of Concrete Infilled Double Skinned Column
  • Analytical study on fibre reinforced geopolymer mortar as a repair material
  • Damage profile analysis of square column reinforced with GFRP bars subjected to blast load
  • Dynamic Behavior Steel Structures Under Combined Mass and Stiffness Irregularity
  • Numerical study on mechanical properties of red mud-based geopolymer concrete
  • Analytical study on service life prediction of recycled aggregate concrete exposed to chloride
  • Numerical modelling of hot-rolled structural steel column
  • Analytical study on beam-column joint by using ultra high strength geopolymer concrete
  • Analysis of Masonry wall subjected to blast loading using Neural Network
  • Prediction on durability performance of fibre-reinforced geopolymer concrete
  • An analytical approach on axial load performance of fibre-reinforced geopolymer concrete column
  • Analytical study on the behaviour of hybrid concrete columns
  • Numerical analysis of structure subjected to ground motion induced by blast in various strata
  • Numerical study of high strength lightweight aggregate concrete in structural applications
  • Impact of link column in steel braced frames under seismic loads.
  • Analytical study on flexural behaviour of fibre-reinforced geopolymer concrete beams
  • Analytical study on the mechanical behaviour of recycled concrete aggregate
  • Effect of connection stiffness in the torsional irregularity of steel stricture
  • Experimental and analytical investigation on slag phosphate based on geopolymer concrete incorporated with copper slag
  • Study on flexural performance of fibre-reinforced geopolymer concrete beams using RHA and GGBS
  • Experimental study on the mechanical behaviour of recycled concrete aggregate
  • Casting and testing of structural elements such as slabs, beams and columns to ascertain their strength
  • Experimental study on steel-framed connections subjected to shear and moment
  • Flexural performance study on cold Formed Steel profile decking sheet
  • Estimation of shear bond parameters of composite slab
  • Strength parameters study of composite beams, columns and slab through experimental investigation
  • Model analysis using polariscope
  • Study on sub-grade soil
Consultancy Projects
  • Non Destructive test -Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity test
  • Non Destructive test -Rebound Hammer Test
  • Cover determination and Rebar details of concrete elements
  • Drilled Concrete Core Compressive strength
  • Vibration Analysis of floor slab
  • Design Steel Structure for Kovilpatti Bus shelter
  • Design of stainless steelprilling tower for SPIC industry
  • Design of Footpath shelter for Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Investigation of Flexural behaviour of wedged PCC beams
  • Estimation of fracture resistance of restored teeth
  • Estimation of shear bond strength between teeth and coating
  • Preliminary investigation of the feasibility of UPV testing
  • Structural audit for hanger door and door supporting frame INS-Parundu, Naval Air station Ramnad
  • Analysis of RCC Building
  • Assessment of jack roof system
Sponsored Projects
  • Modernization of structural Engineering Lab ( MODROBS 2007-2008)
  • Upgradation of Structural Engineering Laboratory for Soil-Structure interaction study ( MODROBS 2019-2020)
Infrastructure created by sponsored projects
  • UPV Tester for concrete
  • Accelerometers and accessories
  • Signal conditional amplifier
  • Oscilloscope
  • DC motor control
  • Data acquisition system
  • Servo Pneumatic shaker table for variable displacement profile loading ( sine, Triangle , Step, Random )
Papers Published 
International Journal1
National Journal-
International Conferences1
Industries Interfaced
  • Chinnamanur Municipality
  • Srinivasa Associates Pvt Ltd.,
  • Sathiyasree Developers Pvt Ltd.,
  • Tamilnadu Police Housing Board
  • Aishwarya builders
  • SNS College of Technology
  • Thiagarajar Mills
  • Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Tamilnadu civil Supplies Corporation
  • Cooperative society
  • LIC of India
  • Linga Chemicals
  • Best Dental Science College
  • CSI College of Dental Sciences and Research
  • Central Public works Department
  • Military Engineering Services
  • VT Mills
  • Tamilnadu Rural Development Department
  • INS-Parundu, Naval Air station Ramnad
People
  • Dr.S.Arul Mary, Professor
  • Mrs.G.CelieneReena,Assistant Professor
  • Mr.P.Selvaprasanth,Assistant Professor
  • Mr.A.Sakthivel,Lab Technician
  • Mr. L.Mathankumar, Lab Technician
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Survey Lab

Survey Lab

  • The laboratory of Surveying is well equipped with all the required instruments and tools that are helpful in the overall understanding and practical knowledge of a student.
  • Students learn techniques for gathering field data with both traditional and modern instruments.
  • Surveying Lab offers additional experience in fundamental land surveying measurement methods for surveying courses, including precision steel taping methods to perform horizontal measurements, digital theodolites to perform angular measurements and traditional and automatic levels for elevation measurements.
  • Furthermore, students have opportunity to use total station equipment, which enables horizontal, vertical and angular measurements to be made in one operation.
Equipment List
  • Auto level
  • Laser Distance meter
  • Standard Vernier Theodolite
  • Laser Theodolite
  • Substanse bar
  • GPS
  • Total station
Capabilities
  • Preparing contour maps & Spot levels
  • Open & closed Traverse
  • Plotting of lands & buildings by plane tabling
  • Longitudinal & cross sectioning
  • Longitude & Latitude of place
  • Fixing true North at a given site
  • Finding heights and distances of accessible and inaccessible objects
Target Users
  • Undergraduate civil engineering students
Work done
  • Survey work at Madurai airport
  • Levelling survey at Meenakshi Amman Temple,Madurai
  • Levelling survey conducted for Kovilpatti bus stand
People
  • Dr.R.Ponnudurai (Lab in-charge)
  • Dr.M.C Sundarraja
  • Mr.S.Srinivasan (Lab Technician)
  • Mr.M.G.P.Raja (Lab Technician)

Infrastructure Engineering Lab

INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING LAB

Equipment List
Hardware
  • Laser distance meter
(Range of 0.05m up to 300m with +/-1mm accuracy, Horizontal angle: 360o, Vertical angle: -40o to 80o, can capture measurement data in CAD format .dxf)
  • Hand held speed radar gun
(19 to 336 kmph with +/-1 kmph accuracy)
  • Hand held GPS
  • (10,000 points track log, Waypoints: 2000, 200 saved tracks, Accuracy: 3-5metres with electronic compass and barometric altimeter)
Capabilities
  1. Traffic Volume and Capacity Analysis
  2. Road Intersection Study
  3. Spot Speed Study
  4. On- Street and Off- Street Parking Study
  5. Pedestrian Analysis
  6. Transportation Planning Surveys (Willingness - to - pay, Origin and Destination, Road Side Interview)
  7. Signal Timing Design
  8. Road Infrastructure Inventory Survey
  9. Travel Time Study
  10. Public Transport Study
  11. Traffic Safety Studies
  12. Traffic Simulation Studies
  13. Secondary data collection
Target Users
  1. National highway authority of India (NHAI)
  2. TN highways department
  3. Tamil Nadu Road Development Company (TNRDC)
  4. Tamil Nadu Road Infrastructure Development Company (TNIRDC)
  5. Various state road transport corporations
  6. Traffic consultants
Work done
  1. Supported Anna University, Chennai in Traffic Volume Analysis, Pedestrian Analysis, Parking Analysis and secondary data collection through household survey for the Development of Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Madurai City
  2. Research projects as a part of SMART CITY project, Madurai
Consultancy Projects
  • Study on solution to Traffic Accidents in Madurai city for Commissioner of Police, Madurai
Sponsored Projects
Projects applied
  • Performance Evaluation of Road safety in Madurai”-AICTE Research promotion scheme
  • Evaluating pedestrian safety at crosswalks based on surrogate safety measures (SSM)using microsimulation and considering mixed traffic conditions-Under SRG-SERB
Papers Published
International Journal6
National Journal-
International Conferences5
Industries InterfacedMoU signed with National Highway Authority of India
People
Dr. R. Velkennedy, Lab-in-charge
Dr. Siddharth S.M.P.
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