Research and Consultancy

Delivering excellence via varied research and consultancy avenues, trained faculty and innovation

Major Research Areas

Civil engineering department, TIET has put forward a strong foot in numerous consultancy projects in Structural, Transportation & Geotechnical Engineering from various Government & Industrial Organisations

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) & Retrofitting of Structures

  • Damage detection and real time monitoring of civil infrastructures using: i. Vibration diagnostics ï. Ultrasonic guided waves üi. Acoustic emission iv. Infrared thermography v. Digital image correlation using high speed camera
  • Retrofitting of structures using FRP, Ferro cement and UHP-HFRC Me TOD

Cement & Cement based Materials

  • Self-compacting concrete Behaviour of concrete at elevated temperatures Ultra-high performance concrete
  • Reliability based design

Water Resource Engineering

  • Contaminate transport in groundwater Water quality modelling
  • Fluvial hydraulics
  • Water resources management

Transportation Engineering

  • Pavement Maintenance Management Systems for various categories of roads
  • Rheological properties of Paving Bitumen including modified binders
  • Mechanistic empirical structural design of pavements using various stabilized layers
  • Development of road safety methodology using sustainable design facilitating NMT and pedestrian traffic
  • Transportation planning and traffic impact studies

Ongoing Sponsored Projects

  • The department has ongoing sponsored research projects worth Rs 375 lakhs.
  • Handling consultancy and testing services for several government and private clients including Punjab PWD, PUDA, Municipal Corporations, Improvement Trust, NHAI, SP Singla Constructions, and Military Engineer Services, etc.
  • The department got appointed as ‘Road Safety Consultant’ for NH-21 & NH-1A by NHAI and 7 National Highways/State Highways for PWD (B&R)/MORTH projects in state of Punjab, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, J&K & Rajasthan by private concessionaire.
  • Investigation on SMA Fibers for Retrofitting of RC Structures
  • Development of a Novel Graphene Based Smart Self-sensing Coatings for Concrete
  • Development of Smart Concrete with Self-Assessing Properties
  • Application of Biochar to Develop Cementitious Composite for Various Building Materials
  • A Low-Cost Seismic Vibration Control Mechanism for RC Buildings
  • Sustainable Nano-Engineered Smart Self-Healing Concrete Utilizing Graphene and Its Derivatives
  • Eco-Friendly Pervious Concrete Using Chemically Activated Fly-Ash and Graphene Derivatives
  • Characterization and Performance Evaluation of Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) Modified Asphalt Reinforced with Nanomaterials
  • Development of a self-sensing cementitious composite for smart structural health monitoring
  • Valorisation of activated marble dust along with industrial and agricultural waste for advanced construction applications: Ultra low Water Absorption, Remarkable Thermal and Mechanical Behaviour.
  • Intervention of Artificial Intelligence for conducting Road Safety Audit using video streaming through IoT based
  • Bio mediated cementation for concrete problems
  • Development of Self-Healing Concrete using Bacteria
  • Behavior of Corroded and Corrosion Repaired RC Beams using Advanced Non-Destructive Techniques of Infrared Thermography (IRT) and Digital Image Correlation (DIC)
  • Analysis of Virus Transport through Subsurface Media
  • Behaviour of External Beam-Column Joint Retrofitted using UHP-HFRC
  • Bond Behaviour Between FRP and Damaged Concrete
  • Performance Evaluation of Generic Compounds with effective Functional groups as corrosion Inhibitors for RC structures
  • Optimization Techniques for design of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Mixes
  • Special Assistance Program (DRS-Phase-III), Structural Health monitoring of RC buildings for earthquakes using guided waves & vibration diagnostics
  • Resistance properties of coal-water slurry flowing through local piping fittings
  • Lateral and longitudinal hydrodynamic dispersion through rigid and flexible vegetation
  • Ultrasonic Guided Wave Approach for monitoring setting and hardening of concrete
  • Detection of Corrosion by Ultrasonic and Acoustic Emission Techniques
  • Investigation of corrosion and its progression in ship hulls
  • Utilization of cement kiln dust in concrete after removal of alkalinity and metal toxicity with microbes
  • FRP Stay-in-place Structural Form work for Concrete Floors
  • Durability enhancement and prevention of damages in RC structures using bacteria

Research Facilites

Facilities The civil engineering department has received several research and infrastructural grants from agencies such as AICTE, DST, UGC which has fuelled innovative & cutting edge engineering research Well-equipped laboratories with latest software & computing techniques in the fields of Building Materials, Surveying, Geotechnical, Hydraulic, Transportation & Structural Engineering

Geotechnical Laboratory

  • Quasi-static Reversed Cyclic Loading Set up
  • Digital Tri-axial and Direct Shear Test
  • Computerized Universal Testing Machine (100 T) Apparatus
  • Automatic Compression Testing Machine (ACTM) (500 T) - Consolidation Test
  • Servo Controlled Reaction Loading Frame (150 t)
  • Plate Load Test
  • Rapid Chloride Permeability Test (RCPT)
  • SPT Apparatus
  • Diamond Core Cutter
  • Automatic Compactor

Structure Health Monitoring Lab

  • Infrared Thermographic Imaging Camera
  • High Speed Digital Camera
  • Eight Channel Vibration Diagnostic Equipment
  • Acoustic Emission Eight Channel System
  • Ultrasonic Pulse Receiver System
  • ABAQUS, DISPERSE and Math CAD Softwares

Water Resources Laboratory

  • Hydraulic Flumes
  • Wind Tunnel
  • Open Channel Flumes
  • Hele-Shaw Apparatus
  • Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meter
  • Fluorometer

Surveying and GIS Lab

  • Total Stations
  • Theodolite
  • Auto Levels
  • Differential Global Positioning System
  • Rolta Geomatica (GIS) Software

Transportation Engineering

  • Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR)
  • Lightweight Deflectometer (LWD)
  • Pavement Quality Indicator (PQI)
  • Digital CBR Testing
  • Marshal Mix design testing facility
  • Rotational Viscometer
  • Centrifugal Extractor
  • Modified Marshall Stability Testing
  • Rotational Viscometer
  • Bump Integrator
  • Benkelman Beam Deflectometer (BBD) studies
  • HEADS and HDM-4 Software

Structure Analysis Modular Teaching System (Digital)

  • Structure Laboratory

    • Servo Control UTM- 1000kN
    • Automatic Compression Testing Machine - 5000kN
    • Carbonation Chamber
    • Muffle Furnace 1200°C
    • Actuator – 150 kN
    • Rapid Chloride Permeability Test Apparatus
    • Data Acquisition System (DAS)
    • Non-Destructive Testing Facilities
    • Mercury Intrusion Porosity - MIP
    • Accelerated Carbonation curing chamber
    • Loading frame
    • Pre stress arrangement for FRP sheets
    • Steam curing apparatus for concrete
    • Strain measuring instrument (LVDT)
    • Automatic Vicat apparatu
    • Penetrometer Make Humbolt (USA)

Consultancy Earnings

Year Amount (Rs. In Lacs)
2018-19 33.30
2019-20 41.30
2020-21 44.60
2021-22 109.25
202-23 47.00*

* Ongoing

Department handles consultancy and testing services for various government and private clients such as Punjab PWD, PUDA, Municipal Corporations, Improvement Trust, NHAI, SP Singla Constructions, and Military Engineer Services etc. Department has also been appointed as Road Safety Consultant for NH-21 & NH-1A by NHAI and 7 National Highways / State Highways for PWD (B&R) / MORTH projects in state of Punjab, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, J&K & Rajasthan by private concessionaire. Department handles consultancy and testing services for various government and private clients such as Punjab PWD, PUDA, Municipal Corporations, Improvement Trust, NHAI, SP Singla Constructions, and Military Engineer Services etc.

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