Laboratories

The program utilizes a number of well-equipped laboratories for instructions and research. Hands-on experience is highly emphasized throughout the program and ultra modern equipments serve the interests of both the students and staff. The laboratories serving the program are:

  1. Construction Surveying Laboratory.
  2. Construction Materials Laboratory.
  3. Hydraulic Laboratory.
  4. Structural Mechanics Laboratory.
  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory.

Other laboratories are used commonly by all engineering students :

  1. Computer labs.
  2. Chemistry Laboratory.
  3. Electrical Labs.
  4. Physics Laboratory.

I. HYDRAULICS LAB

LABORATORY INFORMATION
  • Lab name: Hydraulic Lab
  • Room no.: 108
  • Capacity: 15 students.
Major Equipment
  • Pressure measurement bench
  • Venture meter
  • Reynolds number apparatus
  • Two hydraulic power bench
  • Pipe friction Apparatus
  • Pipe line loss of energy apparatus
THE LABORATORY SERVES THE FOLLOWING COURSES
Course No.Course TitleSemester/CertificateHours/Week
CB 281Hydraulics4th Term2 Hours
CB 382Water Resources Engineering5th Term2 Hours
CB 584Special Topics in Hydraulic and Coastal Structures9th Term2 Hours
                                         

II. CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING LAB

LABORATORY INFORMATION
  • Lab name: Surveying Lab
  • Room no.: 121
  • Capacity: 15 students.
Major Equipment
  • Steel and Fiber glass tapes.
  • Range Poles.
  • Mechanical and Electronic Planimeters.
  • Optical Square.
  • Automatic Levels.
  • Optical and Electronic Theodolites.
  • Surveyor compass.
  • Electronic total station (EDM+E. Theodolite).
  • Pocket and mirror stereoscopes.
  • Telescopic & Folded stuffs.
THE LABORATORY SERVES THE FOLLOWING COURSES
Course No.Course TitleSemester/CertificateHours/Week
CB 271Construction Surveying 14th Term2 Hours
CB 573Construction Surveying 29th Term2 Hours
CB370Construction Surveying4th Term (Arch)2 Hours
                                           

III. SOIL MECHANICS LAB

LABORATORY INFORMATION
  • Lab name: Soil Mechanics Lab
  • Room no.: 121
  • Capacity: 15 students.
Major Equipment
  • Preparation and reefing equipment for samples for testing.
  • Liquid and Plastic limit device.
  • Cone pentameter, and Pocket pentameter.
  • Electronic top loading balance.
  • Two set of series 200 and 300 mm diameter.
  • Long stem soil hydrometer, Sedimentation cylinder, and Thermometers.
  • 250 C fan circulated oven.
  • Equipment for direct shear test: motorized direct shear apparatus, lever loading device, shear box assembly.
  • Equipment for one-dimensional consolidation: consolidation frame, dial gauge, consolidation cell.
  • Equipment for permeability of soil, constant head permeability cell, manometer tubes and stand, constant level tank, and measuring cylinder.
  • Equipment for dry density / moisture content: proctor mould , compaction rammer, straight edge, 200 mm sieve and receiver, semi-automatic balance.
  • Equipment for density of soil inplace, sand cone method : 6-in sand cone, plastic container, density plate, general purpose oven, field and laboratory scales, density spoon , sample container 10 dm3, rubber headed mallet, and density chisel.
  • Preparation and reefing equipment for samples for testing.
  • Liquid and Plastic limit device.
  • Cone pentameter, and Pocket pentameter.
THE LABORATORY SERVES THE FOLLOWING COURSES
Course No.Course TitleSemester/CertificateHours/Week
CB 361Engineering Geology5th Term2 Hours
CB 362Soil Mechanics6th Term4 Hours
CB 463Design & Construction of Earth structures & Foundations8th Term2 Hours
CB 460Soil Mechanics and Foundation5th Term- (Arch)2 Hours
                      

IV. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS LAB

LABORATORY INFORMATION
  • Lab name: Construction Materials Lab
  • Room no.: 001
  • Capacity: 12 students.
Major Equipment
  • Compression machine (3000kN) with flexural frame
  • Crack detection microscope
  • Demec mechanical strain gauge
  • S-type load cell
  • Displacement Transducer
  • Autonomous Data Acquisition Unit
  • Concrete test hammer
  • Concrete mortar penetrometer
  • Pundit plus ultrasonic concrete tester
  • Concrete core drill
  • Concrete mixer
  • Large curing tank with heater
  • Sieve shaker with complete set of BS stainless steel sieves
  • Aggregate crushing value apparatus
  • Automatic mortar mixer
  • Vibrating table
  • Vibro consistometer
  • Electronic loading balances
  • Drying oven
  • Universal testing machine
  • Le Chatelier test mould complete
  • Vicat frame complete with accessories
  • Vernier caliper
THE LABORATORY SERVES THE FOLLOWING COURSES
Course No.Course TitleSemester/CertificateHours/Week
CB 241Structural Analysis 13rd Term4 Hours
CB 251Testing of Materials 3rd Term2 Hours
CB 242Strength of Materials4th Term4 Hours
CB 343Structural Analysis 25th Term4 Hours
CB 444Design of Metallic Structures8th Term2 Hours
CB 523Method and Equipment for Construction I 9th Term2 Hours
CB 557Inspection, Maintenance & Repair of Structures. 10th Term2 Hours
CB525Special Topics in Construction Engineering 10th Term2 Hours
CB501Project I
CB503 Project II
 
 
                                                                                                           

V. STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS LAB

LABORATORY INFORMATION
  • Lab name: Structural Dynamics Lab
  • Room no.: 109
  • Capacity: 15 students.
Major Equipment
  • Universal structural mounting frame 5000N capacity
  • Experimental set for investigating simple stability problems
  • Experimental set of beam on 2 supports for shear force & bending moment diagrams
  • Experimental set of parabolic arch
  • Experimental set for three hinged arch
  • Experimental set for testing deformation of frames
  • Experimental set for forces in suspension bridge
  • Experimental set of cable under dead-weight
  • Experimental set for forces in various single plane trusses
  • Experimental set for forces in Howe truss
  • Experimental set for forces in Warren truss
  • Experimental set for torsion of bars
  • Experimental set for free vibration of bars
  • Multi-channel data acquisition system with connections to PC
  • Xplorer GLX Portable Lab Kit
THE LABORATORY SERVES THE FOLLOWING COURSES
Course NCourse TitleSemester/CertificateHours/Week
CB 241Structural Analysis 13rd Term4 Hours
CB 251Testing of Materials 3rd Term2 Hours
CB 242Strength of Materials4th Term4 Hours
CB 343Structural Analysis 25th Term4 Hours
CB 444Design of Metallic Structures8th Term2 Hours
CB 523Method and Equipment for Construction I 9th Term2 Hours
CB 557Inspection, Maintenance & Repair of Structures. 10th Term2 Hours
CB525Special Topics in Construction Engineering 10th Term2 Hours
CB501Project I
CB503 Project II