Faculty of Engineering Rabigh Branch - Civil Engineering Department

Civil Engineering Laboratories

The Civil Engineering Department at FER provides five laboratories for the practical part of courses. They are as follows:


Lab Name

Surveying and Traffic Lab

Courses Taught in the Lab

  • Surveying (CEN 271)
  • Transportation Engineering (CEN 381)

Skills Acquired in the Lab

  • Knowledge of the basic Surveying apparatus like Compass, Automatic digital level, theodolites etc.
  • Familiarity with the functioning, operation and maintenance of latest apparatus like GPS, Total Station etc.
  • Ability to understand the basic principles of Surveying and Transportation Engineering by correlating core theoretical concepts with the practical knowledge gained during experimentation in the lab.
  • Carry out topographic surveying and measure distances, angles, elevations of points.
  • Learn how to conduct and report experiments in a proper manner.
  • Understanding the importance and necessity of safety measures in the laboratory.
  • Analysis of experimental results.

Lab Name

Structures and Concrete Lab

Courses Taught in the Lab

  • Strength of Materials (CEN 202)
  • Materials of Construction (CEN 341)

Skills Acquired in the Lab

  • Knowledge of the apparatus like Digital Compression testing machine, Universal Testing Machine, Tile Abrasion Testing machine etc.
  • Ability to understand the basic principles of Stress and strain, Torsion, Flexure etc. by correlating core theoretical concepts with the practical knowledge gained during experimentation in the lab.
  • Learn how to perform and report the findings of experiments.
  • Acquiring information about the physical and mechanical properties of steel, aggregates, fresh and hardened concrete by performing relevant experiments.
  • Recognize the importance of accuracy in measurement methods.
  • Acquire the technical skills needed to operate the machines and devices.

Lab Name

Hydraulics Lab

Courses Taught in the Lab

  • Hydraulics(1) (CEN 251)
  • Hydraulics(2) (CEN 352)
  • Hydrology (CEN 353)

Skills Acquired in the Lab

  • Learn how to determine Hydrostatic pressure and center of pressure.
  • Ability to understand the principles of Bernoulli’s equation, flow measurement, losses in transition and bends etc.
  • Compare the pressure drops across each flow measurement device, across a sudden enlargement and a 90-degree elbow.
  • Carry out a direct comparison of flow measurement using a Venturi- meter and orifice plate.
  • Carry out a visual demonstration of laminar and turbulent flow and then determine Reynolds number.
  • Investigate the principles of uniform flow in an open channel flow under a sluice change of depth with a hydraulic jump and flow over a broad crested weir.
  • Ability to Simulate rain and moving storms and obtain water-table profiles
  • Ability to recognize flow through permeable media, flow lines and trace flow patterns.
  • Ability to draw storm hydrographs.
  • Ability to comprehend the cone of depression for a single and two wells in an unconfirmed aquifer

Lab Name

Foundation and Asphalt Lab

Courses Taught in the Lab

  • Geotechnical Engineering (CEN 333)
  • Transportation Engineering (CEN 381)

Skills Acquired in the Lab

  • Acquire the technical skills needed to properly collect soil samples, both disturbed and undisturbed samples.
  • Learn to determine moisture content of a soil sample.
  • Carry out sieve analysis in accordance with ASTME standards.
  • Familiarity with the methods required to determine the Atterberg’s limit.
  • Investigate the effects of Soil compaction.
  • Determine the Permeability of soil by constant head as falling head permeability principles.
  • Analysis of experimental results

 

Lab Name

Environmental Lab

Courses Taught in the Lab

  • Wastewater Engineering (CEN 462)

Skills Acquired in the Lab

  • Ability to measure different parameters as Dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity etc of water and wastewater samples.
  • Learn to determine the Biochemical oxygen demand and Chemical Oxygen demand of water and wastewater samples.
  • Investigate the turbidity of wastewater and water samples.
  • Ability to measure the concentration of total suspended solids in different samples of water and wastewater and also determine the electrical properties of solutions.
  • Familiarity with the colony counters for counting bacterial colonies in water and wastewater samples.
  • Knowledge of the operation of Oven, furnace, microwave, stirrers, water baths etc.
  • Ability to determine the concentration of dissolved ions like Potassium ions, sodium ions, and fluoride or chloride ions.
  • Demonstration of biological treatment of wastewater by activated sludge system.
  • Demonstrate the use of ion-exchange resins for either continuous water softening or demineralization.
  • To measure the temperature, humidity of air along with multiple gas detection.

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