HYDRAULICS & HYDRAULICS MACHINE LABORATORY
The Hydraulics and Hydraulics machine Laboratory was established in June 2016 with the core objective of imparting hands-on pragmatic knowledge in the field of water technology and allied research with respect to the theoretical courses taught to the graduate, post-graduate and PhD students of civil engineering. It houses state of the art advanced instrumentation and latest assembly of equipments supplied by Gunt, Hamburg, Germany and other manufacturers. The laboratory is located in the departmental workshop building of the institute with a floor area covering 600 sq.m.
Hydraulics is the branch of civil engineering related to the science of water in motion in closed conduits or open channels, and the interactions between water and the surrounding environment. The beginnings of civil engineering as a separate discipline are often linked to the establishment of the ‘École Nationale des Ponts-et-Chaussées’ (France) in 1747, and it is worth noting that its directors included the famous hydraulicians: A. Chézy (1717–1798) and G. de Prony (1755–1839). Other prominent figures include Barré de Saint-Venant (1797-1896), J.B.C. Bélanger (1789–1874), J.A.C. Bresse (1822–1883), G.G. Coriolis (1792–1843) and L.M.H. Navier (1785–1835).
As in basic inception of any laboratory or practical study room, the Hydraulics and Hydraulics machine Laboratory will emphasize the linkage between theory and practice. The laboratory exercises provided with well-illustrated manuals and guided by respective faculties and technical assistants, fall into a number of natural categories, firstly relatively simple calculations, for example free surface flow depths; then calculations designed to provide solutions for steady state system operation as turbine or pump operating systems, free surface gradually varied flow surface profiles or sediment transport in channels; water hammer and surges in response to changes in fluid system operating conditions.
LAB EQUIPMENTS :
Experimental Channel Flume 16m long (rectangular section 600 mm x 800 mm; Inclination angle adjustment 0.7 to 2.1 %; dual water pump for self water supply; other accessories)
Experimental Channel Flume for Sediment Transport in Channels
Roughness in Channel Beds for Flow Resistance
Weirs in Channels (Ogee, Broad-crested, etc)
Spillways in Channels (Siphon, Overflow, etc)
Gates in Channels (Sluice and Radial)
Digital Water Level Gauge
Digital Manometer and Preston Tube
Water Potential Meter
Hydraulic Conductivity (Unsaturated) and Automated Soil Retention Curve
Volumetric Soil Moisture Content Sensor
Dielectric Water Potential Sensor