Laboratories

Computer Lab

Computer Lab
Equipment List
Software:
  • PRIMAVERA- ENTERPRISE PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT VER 8.1
  • PRIMAVERA- CONTRACTOR 6.X STANDALONE (2000 ACTIVITIES)
  • ABAQ US VER 6.8-1
  • ANSYS VER 12.0
  • NISA 3D FLUID
  • NISA CIVIL 2000
  • CADS RC SUITE
  • STAAD PRO 2002
  • VISUAL C++
  • VISUAL BASIC VER 4.0
  • AUTO DESK LAND DESKTOP 2004
  • AUTODESK  MAP SERIES
  • G.T STRUDL 26.0
  • SAP 2000
  • E TABS 9.0
  • STRUDS V.12.0, ADVANCED VERSION (UNDER TEQIP)
  • STRUDS V.12.0, STANDARD VERSION (UNDER TEQIP)
Hardware:
  • HP 6000 PRO SYSTEM
  • HP DX2280 SYSTEM
  • HP DX2000 SYSTEM
  • HP 3330 SFF SYSTEMS
  • HP 5300C SCANNER
  • HP 1020 LASERJET PRINTER
  • SAMSUNG MLT 1710 LASER JET PRINTER
  • EMERSON 6KVA UPS
  • BENQ PROJECTOR
Capabilities
  • Lab work
  • Students Project
  • Research Work
  • Surfing Net
  • Conducting Courses- STAAD Pro, AutoCAD & Primavera
Target Users
UG & PG students, Ph.D Scholars and Faculty
Work done
  • Courses Conducted Periodically on
  1. Staad Pro
  2. AutoCad    
  • Courses on Primavera 6.0
  • Sponsored Research Projects
  • Structural Design Consultancy Works Undertaken Periodically
People
  • Dr.G.CHITRA (Lab In-Charge)
  • Mr.R. JEGAN
  • Mrs.T.KARTHIGAIPRIYA
  • Mr.S.SARAVANAN (Lab Technician)

 

Environmental Engineering Lab

Environmental Engineering Lab
Equipment List
Sl.NoName of the Equipment
1High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
2Total Organic Carbon Analyzer
3Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
4Nitrogen Estimation system
5High Volume Air Samplers
6Smoke meter
7UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
8Water Quality Analyzer
9Bomb Calorimeter
10Fine Dust Sampler
11Indoor Air quality meter
12Flame Photometer
13Scanning Visible Spectrophotometer
14Laminar Air Flow System
15Orbital Shaking Incubator
Capabilities
  • Water Quality Assessment for Potability
  • Water Quality Assessment for Construction Purposes
  • Water Quality Assessment for Irrigation Purposes
  • Water Quality Assessment for Industrial uses
  • Pollution studies of Water resources
  • Characterization of Industrial Effluents
  • Characterization of Wastewater for treatability aspects
  • Ambient Air Quality Measurement
  • Noise Characterization
  • Municipal Solidwaste Characterization
  • Leachability studies on Industrial Solidwaste and Sludges
  • Design of Water treatment system
  • Design of Effluent treatment system
  • Design of Rain water harvesting system
  • Design of Sewerage and Storm water system
Target users
  • Students (U.G and P.G)
  • Research Scholars
  • Government Departments (PWD, TNPCB, TWAD, Municipal Corporations, etc.,)
  • Industries (Small, Medium and Large scale)
  • Private Organizations (Builders, Contractors, Consultants, Engineers)
Work done
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of water resources projects of PWD.
  • Research study on reuse of wastewater for Tirunelveli Corporation.
  • Water Quality Monitoring on river Vaigai for Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Chennai .
  • Water Quality Assessment on Coastal Water Bodies of TSUNAMI affected areas in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry for DHAN foundation, Madurai.
  • Rehabilitation of Ooranis (Rural Ponds) in Ramanathapuram, Madurai and Tuticorin districts for DHAN foundation, Madurai.
  • Environmental Management Plan for Captive Power Plant at Thiagarajar Mills, Kappalur.
  • Noise and Illumination study for M/s.Sri Chakra Tyres Limited, Madurai.
People
  • DR.T.VELRAJAN (Lab In-Charge)
  • Mr.V. RAVISANKAR
  • Mr.S. KANNAN
  • Ms.S.SIVASANGARI
  • Ms.K.KEERTHY
  • Mr.A.RAJA (Lab Technician)

 

Geopolymer Lab

Geopolymer Lab
Equipment List
  • Heat curing chamber (applied for patent)
  • Pan Mixer
  • Precision weighing machine
  • Moulds (cubes, cylinder, beam and column)
Capabilities
Advanced Research in the emerging Geopolymer concrete technology
Target users
  • Research scholars and faculty
  • PG students
Work done
  • 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      
Ongoing Research:
  • Investigation of Geopolymer Ferrocement folded panels
  • Geopolymer concrete using copper slag
  • GGBS based geopolymer concrete
  • Rice husk based geopolymer concrete
No. of Journals publications:05
No: of Ph.D’s produced : 05
No: of Ph.D’s ongoing   : 04
Sponsored Research
Completed: 01
Patent Applied
  • A patent has been applied for “Heat Curing Chamber”
People
  • Dr.S. NAGAN (Lab In-Charge)
  • Dr.S. PALANIVEL
  • Dr.R. PONNUDURAI
  • Mr.R.BALAMURUGAN (Lab Technician)

 

Hydraulics Lab

Hydraulics Lab
Equipment List
  • Francis Turbine
  • Multi Stage Centrifugal Pump Test Rig
  • Pipe Friction measuring apparatus
  • Pelton wheel , Turbine
  • Submersible Pump Test
  • Reciprocating Pump Test
  • Impact of Jet on vanes
  • Bernoulli's Theorem Apparatus
  • Venturimeter Apparatus
  • Orificemeter Apparatus
  • Reynold’s experiment
  • Losses due to fittings
  • Flow through Notches
  • Flow through Orifice
  • PVC Pipe Test Bed
Capabilities
  • Determination of Groundwater potential
  • Pressure test on PVC pipes
  • Flow measurements in Pipes and Channels
  • Environmental Impact Assessment on Developmental Projects
  • Groundwater Quality and Quantity Modelling
  • Planning and Design of Rain Water Harvesting Structures
  • Integrated Urban Water Planning
  • Urban Wastewater Management
  • Sustainable Wastewater Management
  • Impact of Urban Wastewater reuse on Environment
Target users
Students and PVC pipe industry
Work done
No. of  Journals:4
No. of Conferences:12
No. of Ph.D Registered:5
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Water Resources projects of PWD.
  • Research study on reuse of wastewater for Tirunelveli Corporation.
Sponsored Projects:
Sl.NoTitleProject co-ordinatorProject
Co co-ordinator
Sponsoring Agency
1Environmental and Social Impact Assessment studies of IAMWARM ProjectDr.S. ChandranR.K.C. JeykumarEnvironmental Cell Division, Water Resources Department, Public Works Department, Madurai
2Reuse of Wastewater study for Tirunelveli CorporationDr.S. ChandranR.K.C. JeykumarInstitute of Hydraulics and Hydrology, Water Resources Department, Public Works Department, Chennai
Industry Interface:
  • European Business Technology Trade Centre, Bangalore
  • Multi Disciplinary Project Unit, Chepaulk, Chennai
  • Institute for Water studies, Taramani, Chennai
  • Institute for Hydraulics and Hydrology, Taramani, Chennai.
People
  • Dr.S.CHANDRAN (Lab In-Charge)
  • Mr.M. RAMASAMY
  • Dr.M.C. SUNDARRAJA
  • Mr.R.K.C. JEYKUMAR
  • Mr.A.MUTHURAJ (Lab Technician)

Materials Testing Lab

Materials Testing Lab
Sponsored by: AICTE, DST and UGC, New Delhi
Equipment List
  • Universal Testing Machine – 110T (with Data Logger)
  • Universal Testing Machine – 50T
  • Vicker’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
  • Digitalized Compression Testing Machine - 300T
  • Rapid Chloride Permeability Testing Apparatus
  • Laboratory Temperature Controlled Furnace (11000 C)
Capabilities

Academics:

  • Strength of Materials Laboratory
  • Concrete Laboratory
  • Students Project Works

Tests and Consultancy undertaken:

  • Determination of strength and materials properties of various building materials
  • Design of concrete mixes of various grades
  • Investigation of building failures
Target users
  • Students
  • Research Scholars
  • Industry & Public
Work done
No. of Journals : 45
No. of Conferences: 112
No. of PhD Produced: 03
No. of PhD registered: 09
Consultancy
Testing of building materials, design of concrete mixes for various grades and investigation of building failures for State and Central Government organizations, Private sector organizations, Public sector companies and Madurai Municipal Corporation.
Sponsored Projects
Sl.NoTitle Principal of InvestigaterSponsoring agencyPeriod
1Modernization of cement and concrete labDr.K.Arunachalam

AICTE-MODROBS
New Delhi

2002-2003
2Innovative applications of FRP composites in strengthening of Concrete Filled Steel Tubular (CFST) sections under flexureDr.M.C.Sundarraja

UGC- MRP
New Delhi

2009-2012
3Strengthening of Concrete Filled Steel Tubular (CFST) members in compression using advanced FRP compositesDr.M.C.Sundarraja

SERC-DST
New Delhi

2009-2012
5Use of Agro Residual and Industrial Wastes in the Development of Ultra High Performance ConcreteDr.K.Arunachalam

AICTE-RPS,
New Delhi

2013-2016

 

People
  • Dr.K. SUDALAIMANI (Lab In-Charge)
  • Dr.D. BRINDHA
  • Mr.A. RAJASEKAR
  • Mr.K.RAJAPPA (Lab Technician)

 

Soil and Roads Lab

Soil and Roads Lab
Equipment List
  • Triaxial Apparatus
  • Direct Shear Apparatus
  • Consolidation Test Apparatus
  • California Bearing Ratio
  • Los Angeles Abrasion Test
  • Marshall Stability Test
Capabilities
  • More versatile equipment to determine the Consolidation and Shear strength parameters of soil
  • To determine the shear strength parameters of Cohesionless soil
  • To determine the consolidation characteristics of Cohesive soil
  • To determine the CBR value for the soil and design the flexible pavement
  • To determine the abrasion value for the given grade of aggregate sample
  • To design the bituminous mix and analyze Marshall parameters
Target Users:
  • Under Graduate students
  • Post Graduate students
  • Ph.D scholars
  • Faculty
Work Done:

Number of Ph.D produced: 1
Number of Ph.D registered: 8
Number of Journals: 8

Industry Interface
  • TWAD Board
  • NHAI
  • PWD
  • Southern Railways
  • TamilNadu Housing Board
  • Panchayat Union Offices, Town Panchayat and Municipalities
  • Madurai Corporation
  • Highways and Rural work Department
  • Slum Clearance Board
  • Madurai District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Ltd
  • SIPCOT Nilakotai Industrial Complex
  • TamilNadu State Transport Corporation Ltd
  • TANTRANSCO, TNEB
People
  • Dr.R. VELKENNEDY (Lab In-Charge)
  • Mr.R.SANJAYKUMAR
  • Mrs.M.KIRITHIKA
  • Ms.S.AYSWARYA
  • Mr.K.RAMARAJ (Lab Technician)

Structures Lab

Structures Lab
Equipment
  • Column Testing Frame (2000KN)
  • Beam Testing frame (500KN)
  • Slab Testing Frame (200KN)
  • Full Fledged Casting Yard
  • Pre-stressing Jack
  • Compression Testing Machine
  • Strain Measuring Devices
  • Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Testing Machine
  • Transmission Type Polariscope
  • Reflection Polariscope
  • Rebound Hammer
  • Rebar Locator
  • Moisture Meter
  • Digital Load Cell Indicator
  • Shake Table and its Accessories
  • Digital data logger - 16 channel
  • Longitudinal hand Grinding machine
  • Hydraulic Jacks
Capabilities
  • Plate load test to determine the safe bearing capacity of the soil.
  • Non destructive test to ascertain the reliability of structures.
  • Tests on structural elements such as slab , beam and column to ascertain the strength.
  • Model analysis
  • Structural design and other consultancy works
  • Calibration of compression testing machine
Work Done
  • Consultancy work
  • Structural Analysis and Design
People
  • Dr.S.ARUL MARY (Lab In-Charge)
  • Mrs.G. CELINE REENA
  • Mr.D. RAJKUMAR
  • Mr.M.G.P.RAJA (Lab Technician)

Survey Lab

Survey Lab
Equipment List
  • Auto level
  • Laser Distance Meter
  • Standard Vernier Theodolite
  • Laser Theodolite
  • Subtense 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 a place.
  • Fixing true North at a given site.
  • Finding heights and distances of  accessible and inaccessible objects
Target Users
Under Graduate Civil Engineering Students
Work done
  • Survey work at Madurai Airport
  • Levelling work at Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
  • Levelling survey conducted for Kovilpatti Bus stand
People
  • Dr.T. BASKARAN (Lab In-Charge)
  • Mr.M.A.RAVINDHARRAJA
  • Mr.S.SRINIVASAN (Lab Technician)

 

Infrastructure Engineering Lab

INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING LAB
Works Done:

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

Capabilities
  • Traffic Volume and Capacity Analysis
  • Road Intersection Study
  • Spot Speed Study
  • On- Street and Off- Street Parking Study
  • Pedestrian Analysis
  • Transportation Planning Surveys (Willingness - to - pay, Origin and Destination, Road Side Interview)
  • Training on Project Management software (Primavera)
  • Planning and Scheduling of projects using project management software
  • Proof checking of tender documents / notification
  • Planning and Assessment of Buildings for Sustainability
Facilities Available:
  • Laser Distance Meter (0.05m accuracy upto 300m)
  • Hand held Speed Radar Gun (12Mph to 210 Mph)
  • Hand held GPS (10,000 points track log)
People
  • Mrs.D. SRIVIDYA (Lab In-Charge)
  • Mr.G.S.JEGAN
  • Mr.L.MADHAN KUMAR (Lab Technician)

 

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