• Roorkee College of Engineering
  • Roorkee College of Engineering
  • RCE Roorkee
  • Roorkee College of Engineering

Civil Engineering


In Roorkee College of Engineering, the laboratories in Civil Engineering Department are well equipped according to the norms of Uttarakhand Technical University, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)

Fluid Mechanics Lab

A basic knowledge of Fluid Mechanics is essential for all the Civil Engineers as they frequently come across a variety of problems involving flow of fluids, force of fluid on Structural Surfaces etc. This laboratory is used for experimentation on the properties and behavior of fluids.

Fluid Mechanics Lab
Fluid Mechanics
01 Air jet experiment To verify the momentum equation using the experimental set-up on diffusion of submerged air jet.
02 Orifice meter To determine the coefficient of discharge of an orifice of a given shape. Also to determine the coefficient of velocity and the coefficient of contraction of the orifice mouth piece.
03 Venturimeter To calibrate an orifice meter, venturimeter, and bend meter and study the variation of the co-efficient of discharge with the Reynolds number.
04 Velocity profile To study the velocity distribution in a pipe and also to compute the discharge by integrating the velocity profile.
05 Turbulent flow To study the variation of friction factor, „f‟ for turbulent flow in commercial pipes.
06 Boundary layer velocity To study the boundary layer velocity profile over a flat plate and to determine the boundary layer thickness.
Building Material Lab

The Building Material Lab is equipped with experimental setup required for study of properties of various building materials.

Building Material Lab
Building Material
01 Cement Normal Consistency of cement.
02 Vicat apparatus test Initial & final setting time of cement
03 Compressive testing machine(CTM) Compressive strength of cement
04 Le-chatalier apparatus Fineness of cement by air permeability and Le-chatalier‟s apparatus
05 Loss angeles apparatus Crushing value of aggregate
06 Coarse Aggregate Water absorption of aggregate
07 Core cutter Specific gravity & bulk density
08 Fine Aggregate Sieve Analysis of Aggregate, Sieve analysis of sand , Silt content of sand , Bulking of sand
Survey Lab

The survey lab is used for surveying exercises and is equipped with all latest instrumentation like levels, total stations and GPS receiver sets for conducting ground surveying works.

Survey Lab
01 Surveying symbols Study of different types of topographical maps and to prepare conventional symbols chart.
02 Prismatic compass To measure bearings of a closed traverse by prismatic compass and to adjust the traverse by graphical method.
03 Dumpy/Auto level. To find out reduced levels of given points using dumpy/Auto level.
04 Auto /tilting level To perform fly leveling with an Auto /tilting level.
05 Vernier / Electronic theodolite To study parts of a Cernier / Electronic theodolite and practice for taking angle measurements.
06 Electronic theodolite To measure vertical angle of given points by Electronic theodolite
07 micro-optic theodolite and EDM To study various parts and practice with Wild T-2 micro-optic theodolite and EDM (Distomat DI-1600).
Building Planning and Drawing Lab

Building planning and drawing lab in civil engineering is used for making the plan of building, structure, etc. The various plan model of this lab are generally Study model of two story building, Study model of bifurcated stair, Study model of open well stair, Study model of flush door, Study model of racking shore, model of ventilated door, Study model of laced & bracing, Study model of shahs door and Study model of fully panel door.

Building Planning and Drawing Lab
Building Planning and Drawing
01 Types of symbols Symbols used in Civil Engineering drawing, Masonry Bonds
02 Different parts of construction in building Doors, Windows and staircases.
03 Layout of a building through AutoCAD Comprehensive Drawing of Residential building (Layout, plan, elevation & sectional elevation, plumbing & electrical fillings in out)
04 Experiment in field Preparation of Layout planning of different civil engineering Projects.
05 Auto cad drawing Preparation of lay out plan/Maps and building drawing using computer
06 Auto cad drawing of construction essential Plumbing & Electrical fitting drawing.
Hydraulics & Hydraulics Machines Lab

The hydraulics laboratory is fully equipped with all the facilities and experimental setup through which students are given a very good demonstration to understand various methods of measurement of flow rates, capacity & velocity of water in tanks, closed pipes and open channels.

Hydraulics & Hydraulics Machines Lab
Hydraulics & Hydraulics Machines
01 Manning’s coefficient To determine the Manning’s coefficient of roughness for the given channel bed.
02 velocity distribution To study the velocity distribution in an open channel and to find the energy and momentum correction factors
03 Hydraulic hump To study the flow characteristics over a hump placed in an open channel.
04 Orifice meter To study the flow through a horizontal contraction in a rectangular channel.
05 Type of pumps To study rotodynamic pumps and their characteristics.
06 Types of turbine To study rotodynamic turbines and their characteristics.
07 Pressure distribution on the face of the weir To calibrate a broad-crested weir and study the pressure distribution on the upstream face of the Weir.
08 Free hydraulic jump To study the characteristics of free hydraulic jump.
09 Study of open channel To study the flow over an abrupt drop and to determine the end (brink) depths for a free over fall in an open channel.
Advance Survey Lab

The Advance Survey lab is used for surveying exercises and is equipped with all latest instrumentation like levels, total stations, and GPS receiver sets for conducting ground surveying works.

Advance Survey Lab
Advance Survey
01 Micro-optic theodolites Study and use of different types of micro-optic theodolites and total stations.
02 Plane table To carry out Triangulation and Trilateration of a given area.
03 Plane table To adjust the angular observations taken in triangulation exercise and compute the
04 Plane table To plot the coordinates at a given scale on Plane Table and their field checking.
05 Plane table To Layout a simple circular curve on the ground using linear methods.
06 GPS software Study of satellite imagery and visual image interpretation.
07 GPS software GPS demonstration and coordinate observations.
08 GIS software GIS demonstration and study of its applications
09 Field study To layout a building and a culvert on the ground.
Geology Lab

The Geology lab is used for experiments related to crystallography and mineralogy. State-of-the-art facilities are also available for experiments on structural geology

Geology Lab
01 Study of minerals Megascopic study of minerals
02 Study of rocks Megascopic study: Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic
03 Study of Stuck and Dip Stuck and Dip
04 Study through maps Geological sections of maps
05 To study specific gravity of different materials Specific Gravity
Concrete Lab

Concrete is the most widely used construction material. The concrete laboratory tests every component in the concrete mix design as well as the concrete mix itself. The lab provides evaluation of the plastic properties of the mix as well as the hardened properties.

Concrete Lab
01 Sieve analysis Fineness modulus and grain size distribution
02 Los Angeles Abrasion test on aggregate
03 workability Slump Test
04 Testing of concrete strength Effect of water cement ratio on the strength of concrete
05 To study of workability of concrete Workability of concrete
06 To study of mix design Concrete mixed design as per Indian Standard recommendation guidelines.
Structure Analysis Lab

The Structural Analysis Lab facilitates the determination of the effects of loads on physical structures and their components. Results of the analysis are used to verify a structure’s fitness for use.

Structure Analysis Lab
Structure Analysis
01 To study redundant forces acting on any structure Redundant Joint apparatus
02 To study the elasticity of couple beam Elasticity coupled beam apparatus
03 To study the deflection on the truss Deflection of truss apparatus
04 To study the three hinged on arch Three hinged arch apparatus
05 To study the two hinged arch apparatus Two hinged arch apparatus
06 To study the beam modulus Beam model
07 To study the elastic properties of beam Elastic properties of deflected beam apparatus
08 To study the forces acting on any column Column apparatus
09 To study the frame any structure Portal frame Apparatus
Soil Mechanics Lab

The soil lab provides academic and research services through performing all lab tests needed for analysis and study of soil characteristics and its properties.

Soil Mechanics Lab
Soil Mechanics
01 Study of fine aggregates Sieve Analysis
02 Utter burge apparatus Liquid &Plastic Limit | Test
03 Utter burge apparatus Shrinkage Limit Test
04 Penetration test Proctor Compaction Test
05 Core cutter In Situ Density-Core Cutter &Sand Replacement
06 Penetration Test Static Cone Penetration Test
07 Penetration Test Standard/Dynamic cone penetration test
08 Analysis of water in soil Hydrometer Analysis
09 To study of relative density of soil Relative Density
Environmental Lab

The Environmental Lab comprises of modern and technically advanced instruments needed for water and wastewater analyses. The lab has also many in-situ devices and equipment to perform different types of measurements and to take grab and composite water, wastewater samples.

Environmental Lab
01 Turbidity meter Determination of turbidity, colour, and conductivity.
02 pH , alkalinity and acidity testing kit Determination of pH, alkalinity and acidity.
03 hardness and chlorides testing kit Determination of hardness and chlorides.
04 BOD test Determination of dissolved oxygen.
05 To study the chlorine demand in water Determination of residual chlorine and chlorine demand.
06 To study the pollutants in water sampler Measurement of air pollutants with high volume sampler.
07 To measure the sound pollution Measurement of sound level with sound level meter.
Transportation Lab

Transportation lab consists of equipment used in the testing of bituminous materials such as viscosity, ductility and plasticity and other devices for super-pave testing of bitumen and aggregates. There are other devices for mix design by both Super pavement and Marshall Methods.

Transportation Lab
01 To study the bitumen Specific gravity test of bitumen
02 To study ductility of the bitumen Ductility test of bitumen
03 To study flash point of the bitumen Flush point and fire point test of bitumen
04 To study the float test bitumen Float test of bitumen
05 To study the bitumen Penetration test of bitumen
06 To study the bitumen Softening test of bitumen
07 To study the bitumen Viscosity test of bitumen
08 To study the bitumen Water content test of bitumen
09 To study of aggregate Abrasion test of aggregate
10 To study of aggregate Shape test (flakiness and elongation) of aggregate
11 To study of aggregate Impact value test of aggregate
12 To study of aggregate Specific gravity test of aggregate
13 To study of aggregate Compressive strength test of aggregate
14 To study of coal tar Viscosity of tar
15 To study load and flow rate of measurement asphalt specimen Marshal test for stability and flow value

CAD Lab is equipped with AutoCAD software and is extensively used for design and drawing. The knowledge gained in the lab eventually equips the students to provide quality service once employed in the industry.

01 Auto CAD Introduction to Auto CAD 2
02 Auto CAD Different Software for CAD
03 Auto CAD Practice Exercises on Auto CAD Software
04 Auto CAD Drawing Plan of a building in Auto CAD a) Plan of a Single Storeyed building in Auto CAD b) Plan of a Multi Storeyed building in Auto CAD
05 Auto CAD Drawing Section and Elevation of a building in Auto CAD Section and Elevation of a Single Storeyed building
Project Lab

Many software programs are available for each discipline of civil engineering. Most civil engineers practice in specialized subsets of civil engineering, such as geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, project and construction management and land surveying.

Project Lab
01 Workability Slump and strength characteristics of super plasticized concrete
02 Cube test Impact Of Rice Husk Ash On Cement Concrete
03 Stad pro G+21 story Building design by STAAD PRO or ETABS
04 Sap2000 Chimney design by using SAP2000
Virtual Labs

This virtual lab provides remote-access to various Labs in Civil Engineering and cater to students at the undergraduate level, post graduate level as well as to research scholars. This lab would help them in learning basic and advanced concepts through remote experimentation. This lab shares costly equipment and resources, which are otherwise available to limited number of users due to constraints on time and geographical distances. Labs which are ready for use are: Soil Mechanics Lab, Basic Structural Analysis Lab, Virtual Smart Structures and Dynamics Lab, Strength of Materials and Fluid Mechanics Lab, Surveying Lab.

Virtual Labs
Virtual Labs
S.NOLab namelink
01 Structural dynamics lab Sd-iith.vlabs.ac.in
02 Soil dynamics lab smfe-iith.vlabs.ac.in
03 Basic structural analysis lab bsa-iith.vlabs.ac.in
04 Virtual smart structure and dynamic lab vssd-iith.vlabs.ac.in
05 Strength of materials and fluid mechanics lab sm-nitk.vlabs.ac.in
05 Surveying lab Vlabcivil-iitr.co.in