RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

The Civil Engineering Department is recognized Research Centre under VTU, permanently affiliated. The various laboratories are well equipped with research facilities beyond curriculum catering to the requirements of R & D activities and students project works under the guidance of expert faculty members.

Areas of research

MoUs, Colloquium, Faculty Book Publication Details – Civil Engineering Department

Signing of MOU with “Protect Infrastructure Systems Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore for Research Activities Internship, student project works and also for knowledge sharing.” Dr. Raghunath, CMD and Anand, Managing Partner exchanging the MoU copy with the Principal and HoD.

Department Colloquium

The monthly Colloquium is a regular practice NMIT, in which every month one faculty member should present a technical presentation. The list of colloquium organized are presented below.

Colloquium for the Academic Year 2019-20

Sl.No

Faculty Name

Topic Presented

Date

1

Dr. Ramesh B R

Genetic algorithms and their applications to water resource system

22/08/2019

2

Dr. G Raghava

Fatigue Testing Using Servo-Controlled Hydraulic Actuators

25/09/2019

3

Dr. vidyavathi N

Global Warming and Climatic Change in Karnataka

24/10/2019

4

Mr. Vasudev M.V.

Design and Construction Problems in Civil Engineering – a Specific Case Study

27/11/2019

5

Dr. Jairaj C

Tunnel Boring Machines and a Case Study

29/01/2020

6

Dr. Durga Prasad J

Design Philosophy of Accreditation and Out-Come Based Education

15/02/2020

Colloquium for the Academic Year 2018-19

Sl.No

Faculty Name

Topic Presented

Date

1

Mr. Vishwachetan S G

Ground Improvement Techniques-Need of the Hour

24/08/2018

2

Ms. VarshaViswanath

Use of Microbial Fuel Cells to to Generate

Electricity from Fecal Sludge

20/09/2018

3

Mrs. Bharti Prasad

Artificial Neural Network for Rainfall-Runoff

Modelling

15/10/2018

4

Ms. Sushmitha

Behavioural Analysis of Rectangular and Special Shaped RC Column Using Interaction Curve

22/01/2019

5

Ms. Anusha C.S.

Traffic Signal Optimization Considering

STOCHASTIC Variability of Indian Traffic Mix

27/02/2019

6

Dr. Ramachandra Reddy

Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift Theory

27/03/2019

7

Dr. Bharathi Ganesh

Smart Applications for Smart Construction

23/04/2019

Colloquium for the Academic Year 2017-18

Faculty Name

Topic

Date<

Nanjundi Prabhu

Emerging Contaminants & advanced treatment methods

16.10.17

Shobha. L

Retrofitting & Rehabilitation of structural elements

16.09.17

UmashankarPatil

Flat Slabs

21.08.17

Shwetha K.G.

Sustainability of Building Seismic Base Isolation and Technique

17.07.17

Dr.Ramachandra Reddy and Dr. Durga Prasad J presented on the topic “Design Philosophy of Accreditation and Outcome-Based Education

Funded Research Projects

Project under AICTE - MODROBS - applied for -– Upgradation of Basic Material Testing Laboratory - Universal Testing Machine (to Servo Controlled, Fully Automatic UTM) in Civil Engineering Basic Material Testing. - 20 lakhs –Dr. Bharathi Ganesh

Sponsored Research

Details of Funded Projects Sanctioned

 Name of the Faculty

Title of the Project

Project Type

Research/Consultancy

Sponsoring Agency

Amount Sanctioned

 (In Rupees)

Dr.Bharathi Ganesh

Instruments applied under the Fund for Improvement of S & T are Rapid Chloride Ion Penetration Test Instruments, Air Classifier, Facility Supporting Instruments, Supporting Equipments – Digital Temperature Gauge, Digital High Performance Balance (1µ).

Research

FIST under DST

Rs.16,000,00/- as Civil Engg Component

Arpitha M (PI)

Snehal K(CI)

Suraj U Nayak (CI)

Investigation on Structural Behaviour of Pond-Ash Reinforced Concrete Beam as Structural Element.

 

TEQIP-II

Rs1,00,000/-

Shruthi B S(PI)

Shwetha K G(CI)

Evaluation of Properties Ultra High Performance Mortar For Ferrocement Application

 

TEQIP-II

Rs1,00,000/-

Prashanth S P(PI)

Shreyas A V(CI)

Study on Geo-Polymer Binder Mix Proportions for Different Characteristic Compressive Strength

 

TEQIP-II

Rs1,00,000/-

Prathima G

Assessment of Modulus of Elasticity of Concrete with Recycled Aggregates.

 

TEQIP II

Rs.1,00,000/-

Details of Applied Funded Projects Proposals

Name of the Faculty

Project Proposal Applied to Funding Agency

Submitted to

Funding Amount requested

Dr.Bharathi Ganesh

Augmenting The Facility for Investigation Of Structural Behaviour Of RC Members With Sustainable Triple Blend SCC

(K-FIST) Level-I

Under VGST,

Bangalore

Rs.20,00,000/-

Dr.Bharathi Ganesh

Development of Sustainable Ultra-High Performance SCC (UHPSCC) with as Fly ash & GGBS as Mineral Admixtures, Manufactured Sand and Pond Ash as Fine Aggregates for Urban High Rise Structures and Infrastructure Project Applications

BMTPC, New Delhi

Rs.10,75,500

Details of Funded Projects Sanctioned/Applied during 2018-19, 2019-20

Name of the Faculty

Project Proposal Applied to Funding Agency

Submitted to

Funding Amount

Dr.Vidyavathi N

UG 8thSemester Students’  Projects

KSCST

Rs.8000/-

Mr.Mahesh Kumar C L

KSCST

Rs.6500/-

Mrs.Shwetha K G

KSCST

Rs.8000/

Dr.Bharathi Ganesh

Instruments applied under the Fund for Improvement of S & T are Rapid Chloride Ion Penetration Test Instruments, Air Classifier, Facility Supporting Instruments, Supporting Equipments – Digital Temperature Gauge, Digital High Performance Balance (1µ).

FIST

Rs.16,000,00/- as Civil Engg. Component

Dr.Raghava G

FDP on Monitoring of Performance and Structural Integrity in Civil Engineering

AQIS under AICTE

Rs.7,00,000/-

Dr.Bharathi Ganesh

 

MODROBS on UTM – Modernizations of Basic Material testing Laboratory with Fully Automated UTM

AQIS under AICTE

Rs. 20,000,00/-

Dr.Ramesh B R

& Dr.Shrilatha

Purification of Water Through Bio-Nano membrane

AQIS under AICTE (RPS)

Rs.20,000,00/-

Funded Research Proposals

Title of the Project

Principal Investigator

Sponsoring Agency

Amount Sanctioned(In Rupees)

Effect of Using Nano-Silica and Nano-Alumina in Ultra High Performance Concrete – a Comprehensive Study on Microstructure, Wet Mix, Strength and Structural Behavior

Dr. Bharathi Ganesh

Extra Mural Research Funding Scheme Of Serb – 2018, Science and Engineering Research Board

Rs.34,60,000/-

“Challenges of Big Data in the world by cracking the Entanglement in Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle”

Dr. Durga Prasad

High Risk High Reward Research, Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi.

35,41,200

Carbon Nano Tube Additives in Smart Concrete for Smart City Applications

Dr. Bharathi Ganesh & Dr. Habibuddin

Vision Group On Science and Technology, Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology

Rs.9,25,000