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Civil Engineering (CE)

About Department

The Department of Civil Engineering is part of the university since its inception. The Department has grown tremendously over the years and is now recognized as one of the major engineering department in the university. Department of Civil Engineering believes that excellence flourishes in an environment that embrace the broadest range of people, high quality that helps them to achieve their full potential.

 Faculty of Civil Engineering aims to enrich the experience of students by cooperating with and assisting them in the realization of their educational goals especially as these involve their life-long learning and career development. The Department of Civil Engineering with its multifaceted faculty continues to maintain and cultivate its strong links with the infrastructural industry and academic and research institutions both within and outside the country. Department is actively involved in basic and applied research and also maintaining a capacity to respond selectively to new fields of research as they emerge.

Beside high-quality teaching and practical cognizance, the department focuses on research on both UG and PG level and also caters to the needs of technical advisory and consultancy. Also emphasizing on research publications and related professional contributions in defining the career expectations of students.

The Department of Civil Engineering offers the best and well-equipped labs for experimentation and research works. Specialization offered at masters level has global exposure in terms of employability like Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resource Engineering.

 With all the faculties and conducive research, environment department ensures that graduates are educated in the broadest sense of the term, with the ability to think clearly, judge objectively, and contribute constructively to society.

 

Achievements

Three MOUs with the Industry has been signed by Department

Three MOUs with the Industry has been signed by Department

  • Tech Fest: The Civil Engineering Departments led the two main events- The Setu Bridge Competition and The Megamind, of the Contrivance tech fest held on 29-30th March within the University premise. Mr. Prabhas K. Yadav, an Assistant Professor, from the department presided the two main events. More than 100 B.Tech. students of the department participated in different events of the Tech Fest."
  • Research Collaboration: SU- IITD- TU Dresden (Germany) three-party collaboration was initiated by Mr. Prabhas K. Yadav of the Civil Engineering Department. In this regard, Mr. Prabhas K. Yadav, Mr. Gaurav Goel, Mr. Jeevan Gaire were hosted by Prof. B. R. Chahar and Asst. Prof. Dr. C. T. Dhanya (both from IITD) on 19th April."
  • Industrial Visits: 40 students of B. Tech 3rd year, accompanied by Prof. Gaurav Goel, visited the RMS Plant in Surajpur and learnt operation and Quality control measures. 17 students from B Tech 3rd and 4th year visited the DMRC construction site near Janakpuri and learnt the details of foundation preparation and building materials used in Metro Rail construction. 35 students from 2nd year visited the cement grinding plant of Ambuja Cement at NTPC Road, Dadri. The students learnt, in detail, the process of conversion of clinkers into fine cement."
  • An Indo-German multi-institutional consortium including Dr. Prabhas Yadav, Dr. Gaurav Saini and Gaurav Goel (Dept. of Civil Engg., SU) and Prof. Shahana Majumdar (Dept. of Biotechnology, SU) recently submitted a research proposal titled Sustainable reuse of Irrigation wastewater: Implications of subsurface technologies and hydro- bio-geo-chemical aspects to Department of Biotechnology (DBT, India). The funding call is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany. Other partner institutions include IITD, TU Dresden and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)."
  • Research Papers: Chang, L., Haedel, F., Yadav, P., Binder, M., Liedl, R., and Dietrich, P. (2014), Evaluation and comparison of transverse dispersivity collected from experiments and field tests. Conference abstract-FH-DGG 2014, Bayreuth, Germany. Chaudhary, S., Lield, L., Yadav, P., Haendel, F., and Krause, T. (2014), Quantifying plume length with a two directional flow system using a 2-dimensional intermediate laboratory tank. Conference abstract-FHDGG 2014, Bayreuth, Germany."
  • Prof. J. Durgaprasad completed his Doctoral requirements and was recently awarded a PhD degree.
  • Dr. Gaurav Saini, Pinaki Nayak and Gaurav Goel successfully completed 2-week long ISTE Main workshop on Fluid Mechanics, sponsored by MHRD and presented jointly by IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Mumbai. The faculty attended this workshop at the satellite centre (Dronacharya College of Engineering, Greater Noida) from 20-30 May 2014.
  • Mr. Ruban Sugumar attended the Summer Faculty Research Fellowship Program-2014 at IIT-Delhi from June 2 to July 17.
  • Dr. Gaurav Saini recently authored an Editorial for an international journal with an impact factor of 2.1.
  • Dr. Prabhas Yadav is Returning Expert for "Competence in Motion" Unit of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
  • Our ICI Student Chapter has been awarded the Best Emerging Student Chapter by the Indian Concrete Institute (ICI). 5 B Tech students represented the department at the award ceremony held on Sept 26 in Mumbai’s Wankhade Stadium. The award was presented to our students by Dr. S. Saraswati, President, ICI. Prof. Satyaprakash and other department faculty congratulated the students and called upon them to make an even better effort in this academic session.
  • The Civil Engineering Society of Sharda University (CEESU)  has recently started publishing a bi-monthly newsletter. This newsletter thrives to provide an alternative communication medium between the university management, faculties and student.

 

Seminars & Workshops

Infrastructure

Laboratory

  • The strength of Materials: The laboratory offers facilities for testing building materials for their strength, behaviour and suitability for various applications. The laboratory also provides material testing services, building material testing services, refractory material testing services and geological material testing services.
  • Engineering Drawing: The facilities in this laboratory makes students get acquainted with the principles of projection, multi-dimensional view of objects, pictorial drawings and sketches, geometric construction, sectioning, lettering, tolerancing and dimensioning. It also lays emphasis upon analysis and graphic presentation of space relationships of fundamental geometric elements.
  • Survey: This laboratory houses all the sophisticated instruments viz. Electronic Total Station, GPS, Theodolite, Auto levels, Vernier Theodolite, Digital Planimeter, Dumpy Levels, in addition to other fundamental equipment such as Chain, Tape, Compass, and Plane Table.
  • Soil Mechanics: The space for this laboratory is well equipped with all instruments required for identification and classification of soils (w.r.t. physical and chemical properties) and strength testing of soil samples.
  • Water Resources/ Hydrology/ Hydraulics: This is a combined laboratory equipped with flow measuring devices in pipes and flow measurements in open channels. Facilities are available for calibration of flow measuring devices as well as pressure testing of pipes and pumps. The types of equipment in the lab are Reynolds apparatus with coloured die injector arrangement, Metacentric height apparatus, Pipe friction apparatus, Bernoulli's theorem apparatus, Loss in pipe fitting apparatus, Venturimeter and Orifice meter for flow measurement, Impact of jet apparatus, Notch apparatus, Darcy's law apparatus and Surface tension apparatus.
  • CAD/ CAM/ Geo-Informatics: This laboratory is an extension of the Engineering Drawing lab. In this, the students are taught working proficiency in CAD programs, such as AutoCAD and Pro/ENGINEER. This also has software for analysing the spatial data for GeoInformatics analysis.
  • Structural Analysis Lab: Structural analysis laboratory aims at modelling structural systems in the engineering domain and observing their mechanical behaviours. The lab is equipped with modern as well as traditional equipment for performing different experiments. Some equipment amongst the lot present in the laboratory are Shear Force & Bending Moment Analysis Apparatus, Analysis of Two Hinged and Three-Hinged Arches, Deflection of Curved Members.
  • Environmental Engineering Lab: The lab is well-equipped for characterisation and quality analysis of water and wastewater. Composed of both wet-lab and digital instruments, the lab caters to environmental engineering and environmental chemistry aspects of our raw/drinking water supplies and municipal/industrial sewage. Some of the salient equipment includes digital meters for measuring pH, turbidity, total dissolved solids and dissolved oxygen; instant residual chlorine kit; COD apparatus and Jar-test assembly for optimal coagulant dose.
  • Concrete Lab: Facilities and equipment are available for handling and preparation of concrete, for testing Wet concrete properties,   Temperature controlled ovens, In-situ Property Evaluation of concrete; Concrete core-cutting machine.
  • Transportation Lab: The Transportation Engineering laboratory of the Civil Engineering focuses on transport related issues. The lab aims at promoting applied research and new methodologies in the field of Transportation Engineering. The lab is equipped with equipment for conducting field and laboratory tests on Subgrade, Aggregates, Bituminous Materials and Bituminous Mixes; facilities for conducting traffic studies; facilities for assessing pavement performance and cyclic loading test equipment.

The department is in the process of developing other labs which shall be needed for the coming years.

 

Research & Publications

  • A. Muhammad, C. Gupta, I. B. Mahmoud (2015), Comparative Analysis of Seismic Behaviour of Multi-storey Composite Steel and Conventional Reinforced Concrete Framed Structures. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research,  6(10),  ISSN 2229-5518.
  • I. Habibu1, C. Gupta, B. Muhammad (2015), Concrete Shrinkage Prediction using maturity and Energy Activation National journal of Science Technology and Management, 4(10).
  • I. Habibu1, C. Gupta, B. Muhammad, S. Haruna (2015), Impact of variation in temperature on drying shrinkage of concrete, Nationaljournal of Science Technology and Management 4(10).
  • Saini, G., J.E. Elkhoury, P.J. Culligan, et al., 2017. Effect of heterogeneity in colloidal size on filtration rates in porous media. J. Con. Hydrol. (in review). (Scopus-listed, IF = 2.063).
  • S.I.Abba, G. Saini and R.A. Abdulkadir, 2017. Evaluation of Yearly Water quality index and Seasonal Variation of Yamuna River at Hathikund Station Using Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment Water Quality Index (CCME) model. IOSR J Engg., 7(1):12-17.
  • S. Idris, Y.A. Abdu and G. Saini, 2016. Assessment of Surface Water Quality Using Qual2k Software: A Case Study of River Yamuna, India. Euro. J. Adv. Engg. Technol., 3(7): 16-23.
  • Sahay, A. and G. Saini, 2015. Construction Industry Waste          Management- An  Experimental Case Study of Recycled Aggregate          Concrete. IOSR J. Mech. Civil. Engng. Pp: 43-47.
  • Basik, H.* and G. Saini, 2015. Integrated Solid waste management of     Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydroelectric Project Area- A Case Study. Int. J. Civil Engg.
  • Saini, G., 2014. Editorial: Metabolic Uncoupling: Biomass control strategy in biological processes. J Micro. Biochem. Technol. 6 (5). (SCOPUS- listed)
  • Singh, S.* and G. Saini, 2014. Environmental management of Petha Industry in Agra City. J. Civil Engg. Environ. Technol. 1 (2): 97-100.
  • Sharma, P., Goel, G., Ashekuzzman, S. M., Saini, G., and R. Singh, 2014.            Groundwater Arsenic in South-East Asia: extents, effects, and solutions. Asian J. Wat. Env. Poll. 11(2): 1-11. (Scopus-listed, IF = 0.21)
  • Saini, G. and C S Chan, 2013. Near neutral surface charge and hydrophilicity prevents mineral encrustation of Fe-oxidizing micro-organisms. Geobiol. 11:191-200. (Scopus-listed, IF = 3.68)
  • Saini, G., N. Nasholm*, M.E. Dolan and B.D. Wood, 2011. Application of salting-out agent to enhance the hydrophobicity of weakly hydrophobic bacterial strains. Interfacial aspects and adhesion aspects in biofouling (sp. issue), J. Adh.    Sci. Technol. 25: 2169-2182. (Scopus-listed, IF = 1.02)
  • Saini, G., N. Nasholm* and B.D. Wood, 2011. Implications of growth and starvation conditions in bacterial adhesion and transport. Interfacial aspects and adhesion aspects in biofouling (sp. issue), J. Adh. Sci. Technol. 25: 2281-2297. (Invited article). (Scopus-listed, IF = 1.02
  • Saini, G., 2010. Comments on Oxic-settling-anoxic (OSA) process combined with 3, 3', 4', 5-tetrachlorosalicylanilide (TCS) to reduce excess sludge production in the activated sludge system" by F. Ye and Y. Li, Letters to Editor, Biochem. Engg. J., 50(3): 150-151. (Scopus-listed, IF = 3.13)
  • Saini, G., 2009. Comments on Diversity in cell properties and transport behavior among 12 different environmental Escherichia coli isolates" by C. H.             Bolster, B. Z. Hazendaroglu, and S. L. Walker, Letters to the Editor, J. Env. Qual., 38(4): 1775-1776. (Scopus-listed, IF = 2.51)
  • Saini, G. and B.D. Wood, 2008. Metabolic uncoupling of Shewanella one Dennis MR-1, under the influence of excess substrate and 3, 3, 4, 5-Tetrachlorosalicylanilide (TCS), Biotechnol. Bioeng., 99(6): 1352-1360.             (Scopus-listed, IF = 4.44)
  • Verma, S., V.K. Minocha, G. Saini and G. Malhotra, 2008. Management of waste Bentonite based slurry from drilling operations. IE (I)-EN (J. Environ.                  Engrg., Inst. Eng., India), 88: 38-42.
  • Minocha, V.K. and G. Saini, 2003. Discussion of Estimating vehicle fuel             consumption and emissions based on instantaneous speed and acceleration    levels". J. Transp. Engrg., ASCE, 129 (5): 578-579. (Scopus-listed, IF = 1.23)
  • Nishant Kumar. Study on effect of silica fume on of M40 grade of concrete, International  Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, vol. 5, issue 5, May 2016.
  • Nishant Kumar. Analysis and Design of Multi storeyed buildings subjected to Lateral forces,  IJOART,2016.
  • Sarmistha Rudrapaul.Effect of random inclusion of   Jute fibers on strength characteristics of lime treated expansive soil,International Journal of Innovation Research in Science & Engineering, 2017.
  • Megha Gupta .Comparison of properties of fine  aggregate obtained from recycled concrete with that of conventional fine aggregate, International Journalof Innovation Research in Science & Engineering,  2017.
  • Faizanul Haque .Experimental investigation on sustainable concrete using recycled coarse aggregate, International Journal of Innovation Research in Science & Engineering, 2017.
  • Prashant Kumar, Shweta Goyal. Migratory  inhibitors for preventing   corrosion of reinforced concrete, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, December 2016.
  • Shikha Saini . Experimental study on bubble   deck,International Research Journal of Engineering & Technology ( IRJET) volume 4 Issue 5 may 2017 e -ISSN-2395-0056
  • Conference Presentations
  • Kshitiz, C., C. Lal, M. Pathak, A. Raza and G. Saini, Sludge Concrete:    Application of SBR-based STP's sludge in manufacturing low-strength concrete. National Conference on New Generation Concrete, NITTTR-      Chandigarh, 2017.
  • G. Saini, Sustainable wastewater treatment through Microbial fuel cells   (MFCs). National Workshop on Recent Advancements in Civil Engg., Key Note Speaker, JMIETI, Radaur, 2017.            
  • K. Joshi and G. Saini, Combining wastewater treatment, electricity generation and desalination: Microbial Desalination Cells (MDC). National   conference on environmental sustainability in wastewater remediation: current status and future prospects, University of Delhi & Royal Society of Chemistry (London), 2017.
  • S. Gautam and G. Saini, Towards sustainable wastewater treatment: Coupling hydrogen generation with wastewater treatment. National conference on environmental sustainability in wastewater remediation: current status and future prospects, University of Delhi & Royal Society of Chemistry (London), 2017.
  • Malhotra, G., G. Saini and V.K. Minocha. Optimization and control of water treatment operations using Simulation and ANFIS implementation, National Conference on Innovative Approaches in the Management of the Environment, Delhi, India, Oct. 2003.
  • P. Aggarwal and G. Saini, Simultaneous wastewater treatment and electricity generation through a microbial electrochemical cell. National conference on environmental sustainability in wastewater remediation: current status and future prospects, University of Delhi & Royal Society of Chemistry (London), 2017.
  • Saini, G. and L. Aliyu, Natural Coagulant: Assessment of coagulation potential of Moringa oleifera in treatment of Yamuna river water. India International Science Festival (IISF), Delhi, India, Dec 2016.
  • Saini, G. and A. Singh, Design of a conceptual smart city in Delhi-NCR area. India International Science Festival (IISF), Delhi, India, Dec 2016.
  • Joshi, K. and G. Saini, Comprehensive sanitation plan for Meerut City. India International Science Festival (IISF), Delhi, India, Dec 2016.
  • Sahay, A. and G. Saini, Construction Industry Waste Management- An experimental Case Study of Recycled Aggregate Concrete.  National Conference on Advances in Engineering, Technology & Management, Ambala, Haryana, April 2015.
  • Saini, G. An integrated Social-Technical-Economic-Political approach to Swachh Bharat". National Consultation on Renewed Sanitation Agenda,  Delhi, Feb 13-14, 2015. (organized jointly by Sulabh International and Institution of Public Health Engineers, India).
  • Basik, H. and G. Saini, Integrated Solid Waste Management of Vishnugad         Pipalkoti Hydroelectric Project Area-A Case Study. National Conference on Recent Advancements in Solid Waste Management, Chandigarh, Dec 2014.
  • Sharma, B.* and G. Saini. Organic Photovoltaics. National Conference on Advanced Materials, Greater Noida, U.P., India, Aug 2014.
  • Singh, S.* and G. Saini. Environmental Management of Petha Industry in Agra City. 4th International Conference on Advances in Architecture, Urban Planning, Material Engineering and Civil/Environmental Dynamics, Delhi, India, July 2014.
  • Chan, C.S., G. Saini, S. Krepski, T. Hredzak-Showalter and G. Luther. Architects of rust: Mineral precipitation and evasion strategies of Fe-oxidizing microbes, National Academics of Science Kavli Frontiers of Science Meeting, Shenzhen, China, 2011.
  • Saini, G. and C.S. Chan. Cell surface characteristics enable encrustation-free survival of neutrophilic iron-oxidizing bacteria, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2011.
  • Chan, C.S., G. Saini, S. Krepski, T. Hredzak-Showalter and G. Luther. Architects of rust: Mineral precipitation and evasion strategies of Fe-oxidizing microbes, GSA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 2011.
  • Chan, C.S., S. Krepski and G. Saini. A new Gallionellales isolate: A model system for comparative studies of Fe-oxidizer physiology and biomineralization, Goldschmidt 2011, Czech Republic, 2011.
  • Saini, G., N. Nasholm* and B.D. Wood. Quantification of hydrophobic interaction potential of colloids, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2009.
  • Saini, G., J.E. Elkhoury, et al. Non-uniform particle size explains reduction in filtration rates with transport distance in porous media, 13th IACIS International conference on surface and colloid science and 83th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, NY, 2009.
  • Saini, G., M.E. Dolan and B.D. Wood. An interfacial scale bacterial adhesion model explains hysteretic force interaction profiles, 13th IACIS International conference on surface and colloid science and 83th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, NY, 2009.
  • Saini, G., M.E. Dolan and B.D. Wood. Establishing a standard protocol of MATH test for microbial surface hydrophobicity assessment, 13th IACIS International conference on surface and colloid science and 83th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, NY, June 14-19, 2009.
  • Saini, G. and B.D. Wood. Role of heterogeneity in biopolymer length and distribution on bacterial adhesion, Subsurface Biosphere Initiative (SBI) Summer Workshop, Oregon State University, July 23-24, 2009. Invited.
  • Saini, G., N. Nasholm, and B.D. Wood. Effect of growth and starvation on adhesion potential of bacteria, Subsurface Biosphere Initiative (SBI) Summer Workshop, Oregon State University, OR, July 23-24, 2009.
  • Saini, G. and B.D. Wood. Determining the effect of Operational Parameters on Cell surface hydrophobicity measurements by Microbial Adhesion to Hydrocarbons (MATH) test, Subsurface Biosphere Initiative Workshop/IGERT Retreat, Newport, OR, June 2008.
  • Saini, G. and B.D. Wood. Microbial adhesion and transport: A multiscale approach, Subsurface Biosphere Initiative Workshop/IGERT Retreat, Newport, OR, June 17-19, 2007.
  • Saini, G. A general talk on Metabolic Uncoupling and Upscaling Techniques, SPS Biophysics Seminar, Augsburg College, MN, 2006. invited.
  • Saini, G. and B.D. Wood. Metabolic uncoupling of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, under the presence of excess-substrate and 3, 3', 4', 5 tetrachlorosalisylanilide (TCS), Subsurface Biosphere Initiative Workshop/IGERT Retreat, Newport, OR, June 18-21, 2006.
  • Saini, G., J.E. Elkhoury, P.J. Culligan, et al. Colloidal Transport: Modeling the Irreversible" attachment of colloids to porous media, Summer School in Geophysical porous media, Purdue University, IN, July 17- 28, 2006.