Civil Engineering Research Projects

The Department of Civil Engineering is involved in research, development, consultancy activities, funded projects, expert services, paper publications, visiting & organizing National and International seminars, meetings, workshops, etc. The CAD lab of the department has been sufficiently equipped with latest hardware/software and hones the skills in recent versions of CYPE, STAAD-PRO, AUTOCAD, MAP3D, CIVIL3D, RASTERDESIGN, PRIMAVERA, MS Project, RIVET, GIS (Open Source) and GPS Data Manager, offered as value added programs in pursuit of making industry ready budding civil engineers. The areas of research are:

Hydraulics and Water- Resources Engineering

Introduction:

The area of Hydraulics & water – resources forms a part of Government thrust over particularly in Irrigation, Flood, Drought and Design of hydraulic structures. Apart from this management of pollution in lake, Air and soil one of the research priority for most of the research students.

Research Questions:


Approach:

Dimensional analysis plays a major role in research to obtain the desired/ important Non- Dimensional No, these needs to be consolidated with experimental and numerical techniques.

Ground Water Improvements

Introduction:

The area of water resources forms a part of Government thrust over particularly in Irrigation, Flood, Drought and Design of hydraulic structures. Apart from this management of pollution in lake, Air and Soil one of the research priority for most of the research students.

Research Objectives:

The major objectives of the research work involves


Approach:

Research Area: Groundwater Quality, Contamination Issues and Monitoring

Introduction:

Urbanization, coupled with almost inseparable industrial development, has profound impact on the hydrologic cycle; changes in the frequency, volume and quality of groundwater recharge; modifying existing recharge mechanisms and introducing new ones. Although contamination due to human activity has occurred for centuries, only in the recent past has the nation become aware of the dangers of groundwater contamination and of the' many ways in which groundwater can be contaminated. Moreover, in recent decades, the diversity of potential pollutants produced has increased dramatically.

Reports of serious incidents of groundwater pollution resulting from such activities as land disposal of hazardous wastes and chemical spills have aroused public concern, and field studies have established that many contaminants released into the subsurface are exhibiting sufficient persistence and mobility herein to cause unacceptable deterioration of the quality of valuable and often irreplaceable groundwater resources.

Research questions:

The research workers in the field are confronted with the following questions:

(i) What is the nature of pollution? Are the pollutants miscible with water? What are their physical and chemical properties? What is the impact of pollutants on users?

(ii) What is the level of pollution? How strong is the pollution source? How long does pollution last?


Approach:

Clean - up of contamination, if possible at all, is often technically complex, extraordinarily expensive, and only partially effective. Because restoration of groundwater quality is such a formidable and cost prohibitive task, great emphasis is being placed upon the protection of the resource, i.e., prevention of contamination. Effective protection strategies, therefore, need to be targeted so that limited funds and technology can be focused upon those areas most threatened. Some of the immediate measures that need to be taken in this regard are:

Geology, Hydrology and Environmental Science

Introduction:

The area of Geology, Hydrology and Environmental Science forms a part of Government thrust over particularly identifying different types of minerals like Diamond Gold Copper etc., finding out the presence of ground water. Air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, noise pollution finding out the remedial measures is the research priority for most of the research students.

Research Questions:


Approach:

Planning for Mining, quarrying identifying different precious minerals exploration of petroleum and find the location are the different techniques should be developed.

Results:

We can start gold, diamond, copper mining and finding out ground water.