The Department is actively involved in basic and applied research and consultancy and provides high quality technical advisory support through various R D projects and consultancy to various organizations. The Department has excellent facilities for carrying out research in various disciplines of Civil Engineering.

Structural Engineering:

Experimental and Theoretical Study of Reinforced Concrete, Prestressed Concrete and Thin Walled Members, Advanced Fibre Composite Members, Structural Dynamics and Impact Behaviour, Structural Stability, Structural Reliability, Smart Structures, Earthquake Resistant Design and Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Tall Structures, Finite Element Analysis of Linear and Non-Linear Structural Systems, Structural Optimization, Computer Aided Structural Analysis and Design.

Geotechnical Engineering:

Strength and Deformation Behaviour of Soils, Expansive Soils, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Pile Foundations, Soil Stabilization, Reinforced Earth, Computer Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Structure Interaction, Reliability Methods.

Transportation Engineering:

Inter-City and Regional Transportation, Urban Transportation Planning, Travel Demand Analysis, Traffic Management, Operations and Safety; Public Transportation Planning, Operations and Management; New and Innovating Materials in Pavement Construction; Design of Flexible and Rigid Pavements; Geo-synthetics in Pavements and Pavement Overlays; Low Cost Road Construction.

Water resources Engineering:

Infiltration studies, Rainfall – Run off modelling, Future predication of ground water levels, Salt water intrusion along the coastal belt using “modflow” or “Fee flow “software, Studies on geophysical investigation ,Study of land use land cover changes with time due to developments, Identify reasons for ground water depletion and recharge techniques, Effects of Urbanization on ground water levels, Develop a relation between direct runoff and infiltrated water, Estimation of ground water flow velocity and direction and study of ground water contamination modelling.


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