Labs and Facilities

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Mechanical Engineering Laboratories

 

Civil Engineering Laboratories

 

Surveying Laboratory (ANDR 246)

Faculty in-charge: Antony Gregory

The Surveying Laboratory at Purdue University Calumet is maintained by the School of Technology. This laboratory is shared by the Civil Engineering Program. This laboratory contains six sets of tapes, dumpy levels, optical theodolites, total stations, and Global Positioning Systems. In 2010, new stations were purchased by the School of Technology. Students conduct field survey experiments using this equipment. They also document the data in the recommended format in a field notebook. This lab is also equipped with other essential accessories to conduct field surveys.

GIS Laboratory (ANDR 245 and 246)

Anderson 245 and Anderson 246 are used to teach the ARC GIS software. ARC GIS version 9 is used in this laboratory. Students get hands on training to use GIS software. They do a mini project using GIS software. This facility is also used by other courses such as CE 34200 Hydrology and Hydraulics where student use geospatial analysis for the field design.

Soil Engineering Laboratory (ANDR 159)

Faculty in-charge: Jose Pena

The Soil Engineering Laboratory at Purdue University Calumet is maintained by the School of Technology. This laboratory is shared by the Civil Engineering Program. The Soil Engineering Laboratory provides hands-on experience for finding essential soil properties. It facilitates the students correlating theory with field engineering applications. This lab is equipped with sieves and sieve shaking machines, moisture cans to find moisture content, an oven with temperature control, a digital weighing balance, ASTM 152 H hydrometer, constant temperature bath, Casagrande liquid limit device with grooving tool, ground glass plates for plastic limit test, stop watches, Standard Proctor hammer with weight 5.5 lb., compaction mold, Modified Proctor hammer with 10 lb weight, and standard flasks, etc. Recently, new equipment was added to the soil engineering laboratory through special grants and tech fees of the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. The new equipment consists of: constant head and variable head parameter, direct shear test machine (strain controlled) with computer connectivity with necessary software, unconfined and confined compression test facility with computer connectivity and necessary software, and consolidation test facility were added to this laboratory during 2010.

Concrete Laboratory (ANDR 161)

Faculty in-charge: Jose Pena

The Concrete Laboratory at Purdue University Calumet is maintained by the School of Technology. This laboratory is shared by the Civil Engineering Program. The laboratory is equipped with a concrete mixture machine and accessories to handle concrete mixing, different molds, a slump cone test facility, curing tank facilities, and a concrete crushing test facility. A new Gyratory compactor was recently purchased. This lab stocks admixtures, plasticizers, fly ash, coarse and fine aggregates, and different types of cements. The high-bay facility helps in handling large beam castings. Student teams used this lab to construct the concrete canoe for the ASCE student competition during the 2010-2011 academic year

Hydrology & Hydraulics Laboratory (ANDR 152)

For Hydrology and Hydraulics, the laboratory has a 10-foot flow channel with V notch, sharp-crested and broad-crested weirs, spillways, energy dissipaters, infiltrometer, bubble-type flow meter with a sonde to measure dissolved oxygen (DO), temperature, turbidity and pH, current meter, GPS handset with software for field flood plain analysis. Computers with software such as HEC HMS, HEC RAS and ARC GIS are used for software-related labs.

 

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