Since the inception of Geotechnical engineering laboratory, all the faculties, students and associated lab staff have dynamically contributed for the progress of the laboratory. The laboratory caters to the needs of graduate as well as post graduate (Goemechanics & structures) students of the civil engineering department. The laboratory is well equipped to execute all the necessary soil tests along with several advanced testing facilities. The facilities provided in the laboratory are such that it can undertake consultancy works. The vision of this division is to utilize the state-of-the art knowledge for solving problems related to subsurface. The results from geotechnical engineering laboratory are critical in determining the engineering behavior that are relevant to a particular project considered, assessing risks posed by site conditions; designing earthworks and foundations. There are different physical, chemical and geotechnical properties determined in the laboratory that is required for identifying the subsurface. This information is used by geotechnical engineer for designing the type of foundations, earthworks such as dams, embankments, tunnels, reservoirs, pavement subgrades, and specialized applications like waste containment systems. The preciseness of such design is entirely based on the experimental information obtained from a geotechnical laboratory. Therefore, geotechnical engineering laboratory has a great role to play in rendering the subsurface a safe and stable load bearing medium

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List of instruments

  • Liquid limit device
  • Laboratory permeability apparatus
  • Pycnometer
  • Shrinkage limit set
  • Split mould 50mm dia x 100 mm long
  • Soil hydrometer
  • Unconfined compressive strength tester
  • Laboratory vane shear test apparatus
  • Direct shear test apparatus
  • Compaction test apparatus
  • Core cutter
  • Sand pouring cylinder apparatus
  • Hot air oven
  • Specific gravity bottle 25 ml
  • Consolidation apparatus
  • High speed stirrer
  • Sieve shaker
  • Standard penetration test set
  • Infra red moisture meter
  • Triaxial test apparatus
  • Plastic limit set
  • Sample extractor
  • Split mould 38 mmx 76 mm
  • Dessicator
  • Laboratory cbr test apparatus
  • Static cone penetrometer
  • In-situ vane shear test apparatus
  • Relative density apparatus
  • Sieves 30 cm dia- 4.75 mm

Lab Courses:

  • CE 333 Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
  • CE010 508 Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
  • 06 CE6085 Advanced Geotechnical Laboratory

Faculty In Charge: Associate Professor Veena  V

Lab Instructor: Mrs.Jinitha P.J