Research at the Department of Civil Engineering
The faculty is actively involved in several multi-faceted research and consulting activities with high relevance to industry and society. The department has been at the forefront in areas such as Concrete Technology, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Remote Sensing & GIS.
Concrete technology focuses on the study of concrete, its properties, composition and applications. Concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials globally, valued for its versatility, durability, and cost-effectiveness. Concrete technology involves understanding the science and engineering behind the material to optimize its performance and develop innovative applications. Key aspects and research areas in concrete technology include mix design, special concretes, admixtures, NDT, rehabilitation of concrete structures and sustainable construction practices.
Research in structural engineering plays a vital role in advancing the field, making structures safer, more efficient, and environmentally friendly. As new challenges and technologies arise, structural engineers continue to explore innovative solutions and interdisciplinary collaborations to shape the future of infrastructure design and construction. Research involves studying new materials, innovative structural analysis systems, seismic and wind-resistant designs.
Transportation research deals with the planning, design and operation of transportation systems, including roads, railways, airports and seaports. Areas of focus include pavement design and materials, traffic engineering and management, sustainable transportation, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and urban transportation planning.
Environmental engineers work on projects that address environmental protection, sustainability, and pollution prevention. Research in this field could explore wastewater treatment technologies, air quality improvement, waste management and sustainable water resources.
Water Resources Engineering
This area is concerned with the management and distribution of water resources, including river and coastal engineering, hydrology, flood management and water supply systems. Research involves water conservation, watershed modelling using GIS & Remote sensing and sustainable water resource planning.
It is a branch of civil engineering that deals with the behaviour of soils and rocks and their interaction with structures and infrastructures. It plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe and stable design of foundations, slopes, excavations, and other geotechnical structures. Geotechnical engineers use principles of soil mechanics, rock mechanics, and engineering geology to analyse and design engineering projects.
Remote Sensing & GIS
Remote sensing provides information in space and time and GIS techniques helps to store, interpret and retrieve spatial data. It is very essential for an inaccessible area. GIS is utilized to process spatial data to study the risk of Groundwater pollution. There are powerful spatial analysis software’s such as ArcGIS to process spatial data of water quality monitoring and maps using AI.