The department has well equipped laboratories with modern instruments,
developed with the financial assistance from the State, and the
Central Governments. The different laboratories are:
Basic Material Testing Laboratory
This laboratory has facilities for testing engineering materials. It
has a 100 T UTM in addition to many state-of-the-art testing devices.
The lab is extensively serving the needs of material testing for
ongoing projects in Hassan and neighbouring districts.
Geo-technical Engineering Laboratory
This laboratory houses the equipments for soil testing. The laboratory
is used in the testing of soil samples for many projects including
Hassan-Bangalore Railway line project. A research work on stabilised
clay is being carried out in this laboratory.
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
This lab is equipped with sophisticated facilities for training
students in water quality studies and management. Some of the
facilities available include Gas Chromatograph, Ion Selective
Electrode Meter, and Microbiological investigation facilities. The
laboratory is extensively used in several water quality monitoring
projects with special emphasis on FLUORIDE problem in drinking water.
Cement Concrete and Highway Materials Testing Laboratory
This laboratory has facilities for testing cement, aggregates and
asphalt. It has a 50 T loading frame with digital devices for
measuring strains and deformations. Concrete mix design, Material
testing and Non-destructive testing of concrete are the facilities
which are being utilised by construction organizations like PWD, KPC,
Railways etc. through the Consultancy cell.
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
This laboratory is equipped with the modern instruments and is used
for training students and to carry out many project works.
This laboratory has modern equipments which are extensively used for
training. It has facilities to undertake Land survey, Repair of survey
instruments and Training of surveyors.
Computer Aided Design Center
The center has the modern computers of latest configurations. The
center is actively used for the research work in Computer-aided
analysis and design of structures.