Research Overview

Research Overview

The department has been involved constantly in various research projects, sponsored by various funding agencies. The thrust areas of the research and their sub areas are as mentioned under.

Structural Engineering

Structural Materials and Concrete Technology, Structural Dynamics, Laminated Composite Structures, FRP Reinforced Concrete Structures, Finite Element applications in structural engineering, Bridge Engineering, Dynamic Instability of composite structures, Earthquake Engineering.

Environmental Engineering

Water quality management, Tranport theory, Waste minimization and sutainability, Physical and chemical processes in environmental systems, Hazardous Waster Management, Groundwater Contaminant Transport modeling and Simulation.

Geotechnical Engineering

Soil-Structure Interaction, Piled-Raft Foundations,Geosynthetics, Ground Improvement, Reinforced Earth, Physico-chemical properties of soil, Ultrasonic testing of soils, Seismic Design of Foundation, Liquefaction of soils, Machine Foundation.

Soft Computing in Civil Engineering

Application of Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Artificial Intelligence, Genetic Algorithm, Optimization, Multi-criterion Decision Making (MCDM) system.

Transportation Engineering

Rural accessibility planning, Traffic Flow Modeling, Traffic Engineering, Capacity and Level of Service analysis, Public Transportation System Planning and Management, Recycling of materials, Pavement Management.

Water Resources Engineering

Reservoir Optimization, Drip Irrigation, Sustainable water resources development, Water quality and quantity management modeling, Optimization and soft computing techniques in water supply and wastewater treatment systems, River basin planning and Watershed hydrology, Rain Water Harvesting, Ground water modeling.

Green Buildings

Passive solar architecture, Solar energy, Building performance simulation, Energy efficient building materials, Life cycle cost analysis.

Planning and Management

Disaster, Construction and infrastructure.


Remote Sensing, Image Processing, GIS.

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