Lab Civil


Top notch laboratory resources are essential for the development of a modern day technocrat. The Department boasts of well equipped labs, manned by highly competent staff. The various laboratories that come under the purview of the Department of Civil Engineering are Fluid Mechanics lab, Survey lab, Soil Mechanics lab, Structural Mechanics lab, Concrete lab, Transportation lab, Environmental Engineering lab, Computer Aided Design lab.


The Fluid Mechanics Laboratory is an integral part of the Department of Civil Engineering at the PIET Campus of the University of Kurukshetra. The Fluid Mechanics Laboratory is equipped with the instruments and tools that students use throughout the course.  Fluid Mechanics laboratory provides a “hands on” environment that is crucial for developing students understanding of theoretical concepts. Fluid mechanics laboratory is of fluids and their flows are studied and observed. The Fluid Mechanics course is an introduction to the mechanics of incompressible and compressible fluids. It covers the principles and more important theories of modern fluid mechanics.The Fluid Mechanics Laboratory course is an indispensable supplement to the theory. It covers measuring devices and techniques, error analysis in experimental works and analysis of assumptions in the theory of fluid mechanics.


As the Civil Engineering students need extensive training in Surveying. The Surveying Laboratory is equipped with all the latest instruments and tools that students use throughout the surveying course. Students learn techniques for gathering field data with both traditional and modern instruments and demonstrate their proficiency on weekly lab exercises and a comprehensive semester project and final exam. Each lab group – typically three students – has a dedicated set of instruments to use, including auto level, theodolite, and total station. Each group also has level rods, tripods, tape measures, chaining pins, and other common surveying tools and ancillary equipment. The lab serves as office space for the surveying instructor and teaching assistants, so surveying students have direct access to help for material discussed in lecture and lab.


The soil Mechanics Laboratory is also integral part of the Department of Civil Engineering. A step-by-step text on the basic tests performed in soil mechanics.

Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the basic tests performed in soil mechanics
  • Includes photographs of equipment and procedure supplement explanations
  • Describe the techniques used for in situ soil description, site investigation, and quality control for compacted soils
  • Describes laboratory tests that evaluate and characterize the interaction between the soil skeleton and pore water
  • Contains laboratory tests to evaluate soil properties for the design of foundation systems


Structural Mechanics laboratory is one of the very important laboratories in Department of Civil Engineering. Structural Mechanics is the study of material behavior under loads. It focuses on the determination of stress and strain distributions in solids when materials are used in engineering structures of any kind. This includes determination of forces in a basic roof truss, torsion of bars, shearing force and bending moment apparatus, static force experimnets. Structural mechanics or Mechanics of structures is the computation of deformations, deflections and internal forces or stresses within structures, either for design or for performance evaluation of existing structures. It is one subset of structural analysis.


Laboratory testing is the common element which all participants in the construction process utilize to provide assurance that their part of the process is correct. In this context, Concrete lab provides facilities for testing various building construction materials, mortar, and concrete in fresh and hardened state. Consultancy work for various construction firms are done extensively in the lab. It includes test for compressive strength, flexural strength, fineness and mix design of concrete etc. Thus a hand on exposure to these tests helps the students to craft themselves to be a civil engineer with better confidence and assessment skills.


The quality of a community is directly related to the quality of its transportation system, So our function as a transportation engineer will be to move people, goods, and materials safely and efficiently. The challenge will be to find ways to meet the increasing travel demand in both urban and rural areas. The labs are used for research and teaching in the fields of rigid and flexible pavements and testing pavements materials and structures.


Welcome to the Environmental Engineering laboratory. The Environmental Engineering discipline at the Department of Civil Engineering is one of the most interesting and challenging one. The laboratory is equipped with all the instruments for air quality, water quality and wastewater analysis, we train our graduate students to view nature with the eyes of an environmental engineer and to think and work independently. Our faculty thoroughly enjoys working.


Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of design. CAD software is used to increase the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing. CAD output is often in the form of electronic files for print, machining, or other manufacturing operations. The term CADD, (for Computer Aided Design and Drafting) is also used. Computer-aided design is one of the many tools used by engineers and designers and is used in many ways depending on the profession of the user and the type of software in question.