Research and Innovation

DEPARTMENTAL RESEARCH

BROAD RESEARCH AREAS

Research thrust areas

  1. Waste management-Reuse of waste materials in civil engineering construction
  2. Energy management to control adverse climate change in future-reducing carbon emissions
  3. Remote sensing and GIS in civil engineering- urban development
  4. Water resources management adaptable to current climate change-simulation, integrated water management
  5. Water quality
  6. Geotechnical-Land fill managementand foundations
  7. Smart structures

 

 

AREAS OF ONGOING RESEARCH

At R&D level

  • Geotechnical-Pile foundation

At Ph.D. level

  • Water treatment plant sludge and tea waste in brick manufacturing
  • Reuse of waste materials in low cost concrete blocks
  • Use of waste materials in self compacting concrete

 

INNOVATION

Innovation In Research

B.Tech Projects

Sl. No. Title of the project Nature of Innovation

1

Development of of mix design and study the strength and durability of self compacting concrete Reuse of waste in Structural Engineering
2 Reuse of waste Material for Low Cost Hollow Concrete Blocks Reuse of waste in Structural Engineering
3 Utilization of WTP sludge and processed tea waste in brick manufacturing Reuse of waste in Construction
4 Urban planning and management projections of Gurgaon, for 2031, 2041 and 2051 Urban planning using GIS
5 Ground water and air quality monitoring near four landfill sites in Delhi - NCR region Environmental issues

6

Soil Biotechnology Plant (SBT): An Option for Waste Water Treatment

Environmental issues

7

Utilization of Waste Plastic in Asphalt Roads

Reuse of waste in Transportation

8

Study of problematic black cotton soil strata for embankment construction

Geotechnical Issue

 

R & D Projects

  • Experimental and Numerical Study of Single Pile Capacity Adjacent to Existing Buried Pipe System.
  • Development of in-situ management plan for remediation of groundwater fluoride and salinity
  • Geotechnical Characterization of Municipal Solid Wastes and Stability Analysis of Landfill Slopes.

PhD

Green Concrete Technology:

The production of OPC is responsible for about 7% of the world’s CO2 emissions, Department is working to develop binders for partially replacing the cement, and develop green concrete. Utilization of wastes materials like recycled aggregates in concrete making without compromising the strength and durability.

Remote sensing for irrigation water requirement: Estimation of water consumption based on ET models using remotely sensed data and ground water fluoride and its associated affected on health and overall economic burden on society.

Utilization of  waste material as binder material in pavements

 Attempts have been made to utilize fly ash from thermal power stations and lime sludge from drinking water treatment plants as a binder material for flexible pavement. This composite was able to achieve the target strengths set by the Indian Road Congress and Electric Power Research Institute (USA).

Remediation of Industrial effluent Adsorption studies for the removal of copper using different types of bio-absorbents, bio-geo composites and bio-composites.