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    Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them, commonly practiced by licensed surveyors, and members of various building professions. These points are usually on the surface of the Earth, and they are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership, locations (building corners, surface location of subsurface features) or other governmentally required or civil law purposes (property sales).


    1. Chains , tapes, ranging rods, cross staff, arrows
    2. Compasses & tripods , optical square
    3. Plane tables, alidate, plumbing fork, trough compasses
    4. Leveling instruments & leveling staffs
    5. Box sextants, plainmeter
    6. Theodolites
    7. Tachometers
    8. Total stations

    The objective of the strength of materials lab. is to demonstrate the basic principles in the area of strength and mechanics of materials and structural analysis to the undergraduate students through a series of experiments. Tests such as the tension tests of a steel coupon, torsion of model circular sections and bending of a steel bar are conducted in the lab. Model truss and frames are also employed to illustrate the theory in structural analysis and the basic plastic theory of bending. The students are also introduced to the data acquisition system (Strain gauges and dial gauges etc) used in experimental study.In Strength of Materials Virtual Laboratory, students will have the opportunity to apply loads to various materials under different equilibrium conditions. The student will perform tests on different materials in tension, torsion, bending, and buckling etc.


    1. Universal Testing Machine UTE-20.
    2. Impact Tester,
    3. Torsion Testor.
    4. Rockwell Hardness Tester.
    5. Brinell hardness Tester.
    6. Strain Measurement Module.
    7. Fatigue Testing machine, .
    8. Bending Stress in a Beam,
    9. Thin Cylinder

    A geologist is a scientist who studies the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth as well as the processes and history that has shaped it. Geologists usually engage in studying geology. Geologists, studying more of an applied science than a theoretical one, must approach Geology using physics, chemistry and biology as well as other sciences. Geologists, compared to scientists engaged in other fields, are generally more exposed to the outdoors than staying in laboratories; although some geologists prefer to perform most of their studies in the lab.Geologists are engaged in exploration for mining companies in search of metals, oils, and other Earth resources. They are also in the forefront of natural hazards and disasters warning and mitigation, studying earthquakes, volcanic activity, tsunamis, weather storms, and the like; their studies are used to warn the general public of the occurrence of these events. Currently, geologists are also engaged in the discussion of climate change, as they study the history and evidence for this Earth process.


    1. Rocks
    2. Minerals

    Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers or engineering to obtain information on the physical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed structures and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions. This type of investigation is called a site investigation. Additionally, Geotechnical investigations are also used to measure the thermal resistivity of soils or backfill materials required for underground transmission lines, oil and gas pipelines, radioactive waste disposal, and solar thermal storage facilities. A geotechnical investigation will include surface exploration and subsurface exploration of a site. Sometimes, geophysical methods are used to obtain data about sites. Subsurface exploration usually involves soil sampling and laboratory tests of the soil samples retrieved.


    1. Sieve sets and shakers
    2. Direst shear test machines
    3. Triaxial test machines
    4. Unconfined compression test machines
    5. SPT
    6. Plate Load Test
    7. Automatic Compactor
    8. Relative Density Test
    9. Field Density
    10. CBR Testing machines
    11. Specific Gravity
    12. Hydrometer
    13. Atterberg Limits
    14. Consolidometers,
    15. Permeameters
    16. Dilatometer
    17. Pressuremeter

    To provide the conditions of programming work. To have the chances to make use of the leading commercial finite element codes. To have the idea of professional structural analysis software for design in civil engineering.


    Learn how to take, store, and preserve water and wastewater samples. Learn how to determine the main physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water and wastewater. Learn how to perform meteorological factors measurements. Acquire knowledge of the laboratory techniques used to monitor the quality of water and wastewater. Develop critical reasoning skills for underlying analytical principles, quality assessment and control of environmental analysis.


    The Construction Materials Laboratory seeks to offer its services to the construction industry to help develop a better understanding of the structural behavior of construction materials and structural systems, be them old or new. This laboratory also seeks sponsors who want to help students to develop research projects or to participate in national competitions sponsored by professional societies.


    To increase the student's ability to improve and utilize the skills necessary to be a competent Interpersonal communicator. To increase the student's understanding of his or her own communication behavior. To increase the student's understanding of others communication behaviors. To improve the student's communication skills in both social and professional contexts. To improve the student's ability to demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills.


    The Purpose Of This Laboratory Is To Reinforce And Enhance Your Understanding Of The Fundamentals Of Fluid Mechanics And Hydraulic Machines. The Experiments Here Are Designed to Demonstrate the Applications Of The basic fluid Mechanics Principles and to Provide a More Intuitive and Physical Understanding of the Theory. The Main Objective Is To Introduce A Variety Of Classical Experimental And Diagnostic Techniques, And The Principles Behind These Techniques. This Laboratory Exercise Also Provides Practice In Making Engineering Judgments, Estimates And Assessing The Reliability Of Your Measurements, Skills Which Are Very Important In All Engineering Disciplines.