Facilities

Laboratories

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

The Structural engineering and Concrete technology laboratory at Indian Institute of Technology, Patna is well equipped with modern analytical instruments and facilities to carry out simple as well as sophisticated experiments which support research and teaching activities in the structural and concrete technology fields.

The concrete laboratory equipments can be used in determining the physical properties of building construction materials like cement, fine and coarse aggregate and strength characteristics of cement mortar, plain cement concrete and reinforced cement concrete. These activities also include vibration studies of structure system using seismic accelerometer and data logger.  

Some of the important laboratory equipments include:

  • Digital Compression Testing Machine (300 T).
  • Aggregate Crushing Test Apparatus.
  • Aggregate Impact Test.
  • Ultrasonic Concrete Testing Machine.
  • Rebound Hammer.
  • Seismic Accelerometer and Data Acquisition System.
  • Air Entrainment meter for resistibility.
  • Vee-Bee Consistometer & Compacting Factor Apparatus for workability.
  • Air Permeability Apparatus.
  • Universal Testing Machine (Capacity- 60 tonnes)


Digital Compression Testing Machine (300 T).

Ultrasonic Concrete Testing Machine

Aggregate Crushing Test Apparatus

Seismic Accelerometer and Data Acquisition
System (small scale)

Seismic Accelerometer and Data Acquisition
System (large scale)

Rebound Hammer

Universal Testing Machine

Air Permeability Apparatus

Aggregate Impact Test

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY

The Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering supports research, teaching and consultancy activities in the geotechnical field. It is well equipped with the most fundamental to the most sophisticated modern analytical instruments and facilities to carry out experiments which will help the students to understand the theoretical concepts and learn their applications in practical situation. These laboratory equipments can be used to determine the physical and engineering properties of soil. The physical properties include specific gravity, moisture content, density and consistency limits namely, liquid, plastic and shrinkage limits of soil. The engineering properties include permeability, consolidation, compressibility, shear strength and bearing capacity of soil.

Some of these facilities are:

  • Fully Automatic Cyclic Triaxial Test Equipment for both static and dynamic loading.
  • Direct Shear Test Apparatus with Digital readouts.
  • Vane Shear Testing Equipment for cohesive soil.
  • Unconfined Compression Test Apparatus both in undisturbed and remoulded state of the soil.
  • Seismic Accelerometer and Data Acquisition System.
  • MASW Test Apparatus for evaluating the elastic condition (stiffness) of the ground.
  • Static Cone Penetration Testing Equipment for determining the resistance of soil and classification of soils.
  • Pile Integrity Test Apparatus for assessing the condition of piles.
  • California Bearing Ratio Test Apparatus.
  • Liquefaction Tank


Fully Automatic Cyclic Triaxial Test
Equipment

Direct Shear Test Apparatus with Digital readouts

Unconfined Compression Test Apparatus

MASW Test Apparatus

Odeometer

Pile Integrity Test Apparatus

Liquefaction Tank

California Bearing Ratio Test Apparatus

TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING LABORATORY

The Transportation Engineering Laboratory at IIT Patna is equipped with some of the modern instruments and facilities to carry out simple to sophisticated experiments which support research and teaching activities in the transportation field. Some of these facilities are:

  • Gauges to conduct shape tests
  • Ductility testing apparatus
  • Bitumen penetrometer
  • Viscometer
  • Flash and fire point apparatus
  • Softening point apparatus
  • Deval’s abrasion apparatus
  • Marshall’s stability apparatus

 

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           Ductility testing apparatus

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  Bitumen penetrometer

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               Viscometer

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       Flash and fire point apparatus

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      Softening point apparatus

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             Deval’s abrasion apparatus

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   Marshall’s stability apparatus

 

RAILWAY ENGINEERING LABORATORY

The Railway Engineering Laboratory at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Patna works with a vision of developing the required design standards for constructing high-speed rail tracks in India. It is equipped with the state-of-the-art large-scale direct shear and large-scale pullout apparatus that are explicitly designed to study the behaviour of various rail track foundation interfaces under track operating conditions. The other goals of the laboratory are to assess the stability of the existing rail tracks and suggest suitable low-cost remedial solutions to allow the movement of semi high-speed trains, and devise strategies to effectively recycle the degraded ballast so that further quarrying of rock may be reduced.

 

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Large-scale direct shear apparatus

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Large-scale pullout apparatus 

GEOMATICS ENGINEERING LABORATORY

  • Total Station
  • Theodolite
  • Plane Table
  • Laser Distance meter
  • GPS
  • Dumpy Level
  • Prismatic Compass
  • Surveyor Compass

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer: for quantification of 16 elements including heavy metals in aqueous samples; can measure down to parts per billion (ppb) in a sample.
  • Microwave Digestion System: for preparation of all types of samples (rocks, plant, soil, food, pharmaceuticals, plastics, metals) for elemental analysis by ICP, ICP-MS, or AAS.
  • Jar Test Apparatus: for determination of optimum coagulant dose.
  • BOD Incubator: for incubation and measurement of Biochemical Oxygen Demand of water samples.
  • Muffle Furnace: for determination of fixed and volatile solids content in wastewater samples.
  • Kjeldahl Apparatus: for determination of nitrogen content in organic matters, wastes, soils, and wastewater samples.
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge: For the preparation of mixture of suspended Constituents.
  • Shaker Incubator: For cultivation of microbial cultures.
  • UV-visible Spectrophotometer: for colorimetric determination of various parameters of water samples.
  • TOC Analyser: for quantification of organic carbon content in environmental and wastewater samples across a dynamic operating range of 0.5 to 50,000 ppm.
  • Ion Chromatography: for separation and quantification of different cations, anions and polar compounds present in environmental, water and wastewater samples.
  • Phase Contrast Inverted Microscope: for viewing both stained and unstained specimens by using the light phase amplitude differences within microscopic objects.
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Atomic Absorption Spectrometer Microwave Digestion System

 

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Shaker Incubator Refrigerated Centrifuge

 

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Ion Chromatography UV Visible Spectrophotometer

CAD LABORATORY

COMPUTATIONAL FACILITIES

Software available in the CAD laboratory:

STAAD-Pro
&
STAAD-Foundation

ABAQUS
6.12

AutoCAD
2015

Matlab
R2016a

SAP2000
v16

GeoStudio

LISCAD

Plaxis 2D &
3D

FLAC 3D &
2D