Lab Facilities

There are a number of laboratories having all the necessary facilities and equipment to carryout research by the students. Some of the important laboratories in the Department of Geological Engineering are given as follows:

  1. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY.

2. GEOPHYSICS LABORATORY.

3. GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY

4.  HYDROGEOLOGY LABORATORY

5.   MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY LABORATORY

 

6.   COMPUTER LABORATORY

 

COMMERCIAL TESTING FACILITIES
On the horizon of commercial testing related to different construction materials, our valuable clients include:

      • Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
      • WAPDA
      • Trafficability Survey Unit, Pakistan Army
      • NESPAK Engineering
      • Descon Engineering

In addition, many of the local consulting and contracting firms also hire testing facilities offered by the Department of Geological Engineering. On the same, in near future, many state-of-the-art testing facilities will be on our strength.

Commercial testing facilities available in the Department of Geological Engineering are listed below:

Sr. No.

Description of Test

SOIL TESTING

1 Sieve Analysis
2 Hydrometer Analysis
3 Liquid Limit and Plastic Limit Test
4 Shrinkage Limit Test
5 Standard Proctor Test (Soil)
6 Modified Proctor Test (Soil)
7 Unconfined Compression Test
8 Specific Gravity Test
9 Consolidation Test
10 Swell Pressure Test for Soil
11 Swell Potential Test for Soil
12 Swell Index Test for Soil
13 Direct Shear Test
14 Unit Weight (Laboratory Test)
15 Moisture Content (Oven Dry Method)
16 Permeability Test (falling head)
17 Permeability Test (constant head)
18 Compaction Mould Permeameter Permeability Test
19 Sand Equivalent Test
20 Standard Penetration Test (SPT)
21 Sand Replacement Test/Core Cutter Test
22 1 & 3 Point CBR-value Test

ROCK/AGGREGATE TESTING

1 Los Angeles Abrasion Test
2 Rock Core Preparation for UCS Test
3 Rock Core Preparation for BTS Test
4 Punch Penetration/ Load Indentation Test for Rock Brittleness
5 Rock Permeability Test by Constant Pressure Apparatus
6 CERCHAR Rock Abrasivity Test
7 LCPC Rock Abrasivity Test
8 Slake Durability Test
9 Uniaxial Compressive Strength Test
10 Point Load Index Test
11 Schmidt Hammer Rebound Number test (rock)
12 Schmidt Hammer Rebound Number test (concrete)
13 Standard Proctor Test ( aggregate)
14 Modified Proctor Test (aggregate)
15 Sulphate Resistance Test for Aggregates
16 Young’s Modulus and Poisson’s Ratio Test
17 Tri-axial Test
18 Brazilian Tensile Strength Test
19 Saturated Surface Dry Density Test
20 Specific Gravity Test
21 Porosity Test
22 Moisture Content Determination
23 P and S wave Velocity Test
24 Rock Hardness Test

WATER QUALITY TESTS

1 pH value
2 TDS (Total dissolved solids)
3 Conductivity
4 Turbidity
5 Potassium and Magnesium
6 Microbiological and Contamination in Ground Water
7 Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
8 Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)