Strength of Materials Lab

Building materials testing lab is the main foundation for Civil Engineering in the upcoming design courses. Engineering design concepts are integrated into the Building materials testing lab course. Methods are learned for determining the stresses, strains and deflections produced in various members produced by applied loading. To provide training in a fundamental subject (mechanics and structural) necessary for careers civil and related engineering fields. In this lab the experiments are performed to measure the properties of the materials such as impact strength, tensile strength, compressive strength, hardness, ductility, properties of fine and coarse aggregates such as specific gravity, bulking, bulk density, fineness modulus and testing on tiles and bricks.

Major Equipments Building Materials Testing Laboratory:
 Universal testing machine
 Torsion testing machine
 Impact testing machine
 Brinell and Rockwell hardness testing machine
 Compression testing machine
 Tile testing machine
 Sieve shaker

Course objectives:
 To find the Young Modulus, torsional stiffness, hardness and tensile , compressive, flexural ,impact and shear strength of given specimens .
 To find the physical and mechanical properties of fine and coarse aggregates
 To find the compressive strength of bricks.
 To find the strength of tiles and bricks.

Intended Outcomes for the course:
• Analyze and design structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending and combined stresses using the fundamental concepts of stress, strain and elastic behavior of materials.
• Utilize appropriate materials in design considering engineering properties, sustainability, cost and weight.
• Perform engineering work in accordance with ethical and economic constraints related to the design of structures and machine parts.

Department Outlook

Plus Corporate Partners
Plus Internship Companies
Plus Placements in a year
Plus UG Distinctions
Plus PG Distinctions
Plus Research Papers
Plus Technical Fests
Plus Seminars in past years




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