BE Civil Labs

Civil engineering is a broad field of engineering that deals with the planning, construction, and maintenance of fixed structures, or public works, as they are related to earth, water, or civilization and their processes. Department of civil engineering is producing quality engineers, fully capable for dedicated to the development of nation. The motto of civil labs is to minimize the gap between theory and real-life problem guided as by the syllabus and market demands. All the labs are installed at the basement of New Academic Building and they are named as:

  1. Mechanical Workshop
  2. Thermal Lab
  3. Fluid & Hydrology Lab
  4. Water Supply and Sanitary Lab
  5. Strength of Martials
  6. Materials and Concrete Lab
  7. Surveying Lab with Store
  8. Structure Lab
  9. Hydropower Lab
  10. Transportation
  11. Soil Mechanics Lab



1. Mechanical Workshop

It is basic lab for the foundation of engineering education, equipped 98 various traditional and modern and tools for manufacturing products. This lab contains various modern machines such as Lathe, Shaper, Milling Machine; bench vice, tools grinder, gas wielding, rapid prototyping machines, etc. This central facility is availaSable for design and manufacturing of products to all the faculties and students of all the departments. It is used for the mechanical workshop and robotic works. This lab is headed by Er. Santosh Gurung, a mechanical engineering, who did MTech in Mechanical Engineering.



2. Thermal Lab

The Thermal engineering lab is designed to explore the physical effects of energy transport particularly in nanoscale structures to obtain a better understanding of the physical world that can lead to engineering discoveries in energy applications. The focus is in impact of heat energy transport in semiconductor devices designed for energy conversion. This includes thermoelectric devices, solar cells, and fuel cells, etc. Another focus area is in heat flux measurement using thermo graphic phosphors and ultrasonic approaches. There are various equipment in the thermal lab as Four Stroke Engine, Two Stroke Engine, Generator (Diesel Engine), Air Compressor, Refrigeration Set, Emmissibility measurement , Petrol Engine, Thermal Conductivity Machine.



3. Fluid & Hydrology Lab

These labs demonstrate the introductory courses of flow behavior, fluid forces and analysis tools for the liquid specially water. The goals of the experiments include determination of forces generated when fluid flow takes place over a solid object, applications of the control volume approach, demonstration of the momentum and energy equations, viscosity measurement and engineering correlations. Intricate flow phenomena such as separations and transition to turbulence are demonstrated. Experimental setups such as flow through a tube, flow over a flat plate, wind tunnel, smoke tunnel and viscometer are made available to the students. The lab experiments utilize U-tube manometer and digital manometer, a hot-wire anemometer system and data acquisition. The common instruments for the fluid laboratory works are Fluid manometers, Impact Jet and orifice, Reynolds Apparatus, Ventury Meter, Headloss Check Machine, Hydraulic Jump test machine, Pelton Turbine Set, etc.



4. Water Supply and Sanitary Lab

These laboratories are used to teach the basic principles of Water Supply Engineering and Sanitary Engineering. These are used ENV 4401L, the Water Laboratory, with a project-based set of experiments undertaken each semester. The students select a problem contaminant, such as lead or cadmium, review the literature on its prevalence and associated health risks, develop analytical methods to measure their chosen contaminant in the lab, and proceed to demonstrate the effectiveness of conventional water treatment methods at removing this contaminant from the source water. The students make use of equipment and supplies in the EAS 3760 and EAS 3625 labs. This laboratory course acquaints the students with the experimental techniques and approaches used to study major processes in water treatment. The laboratory is practically focused to verify knowledge learned in ENV 4401, which is a co-requisite of ENV 4401L. The equipment available is identical to that for the environmental laboratory.



5. Strength of Martials

Strength of Materials Laboratory offers facilities for testing building materials for their strength, behavior and suitability for various applications. The various equipment available in the lab are,

  1. Universal testing Machine with shear test attachment
  2. Torsion testing machine
  3. Electronic Universal Testing machine
  4. Digital Compression testing machine 3000 kN capacity
  5. Digital Compression testing machine 500 kN capacity
  6. Flexural Testing Machine
  7. Tension meter with accessories



6. Materials and Concrete Lab

Chorpy/IZOD Testing Machine, CBR Testing machine, Comp. Strength Testing Machine, Impact Test Machine, Ductility testing Machine, Sieve Shaker Machine, Electronic scale, Heating Plate, Bitumen Penetration Testing Machine, Water Bath, Hot Air Oven, Rockwell hardness testing Machine, Vicat's Apparatus, Moisture testing Machine



7. Surveying Lab with Store

Total Station, Digital Theodolite, Level Machine, Tripod, Prism Tripod, Arrow, Umbrella, Hammer, Ranging rod, Prism, Staff, Measuring Tape, Abney Level, GPS, Plumb bob, Compass, Compass Tripod



8. Structure Lab

Structural analysis laboratory is a research centric computational lab used to solve the construction works like beam & columns of building, bridges, etc. Several high-end state-of-the-art computational models of composite structures; modeling and analysis of structures; adaptive modeling of laminated plates; structural optimization and stochastic analysis of laminated structures. This lab consists following models/instruments for full covering of lab assignments. They are Three hinged arch, Simply supported beam, Suspension cable bridge, Symmetrical frame, Unsymmetrical frame, Two hinged arch, Truss for determining member forces



9. Hydropower Lab

The Waterpower Laboratory at Oxford contains with state-of-the-art facilities that are unique in private college. It has played a leading role in the development of national hydropower, including efficient design of hydro turbines. The laboratory offers a high pressure pumping system, a long conduit to investigate discharge measurement techniques and several other test facilities for basic research in fluid mechanics. This lab consists various equipment as 2KW Pelton Turbine Set hydropower, Hydraulic Jump test machine, Headloss Check Machine, Impact Jet and orifice, Reynolds Apparatus, Ventury Meter, Fluid manometers



10. Transportation

Experiments to characterize pavement materials like, viscosity tests, ageing tests, skid tests, etc. It is also used bituminous mixes, like mix design related experiments, moisture sensitivity related experiments, etc. Experiments related to traffic data collections on speed, volume, travel time, delay, etc. Traffic studio (students will learn to use geometric design software and video data analysis software). Demonstrations of various exiting works in the road construction sites in Nepal



11. Soil Mechanics Lab

Broadly Geotechnical Engineering encompasses two distinct segments: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. Soil Mechanics deals with study of physical properties of soils, and the relevance of these properties as they affect soil strength, stability, and drainage. Foundation engineering deals with (i) selection of foundation type based on building site conditions and site constraints, (ii) determining size and reinforcement of the foundation and (iii) finally construction of foundation element.