Fluid Mechanics Lab

Fluid mechanics is the branch of physics that deals with the study of all fluids under static and dynamic situations. Fluid mechanics can be divided into fluid statics, the study of fluids at rest; and fluid dynamics, the study of the effect of forces on fluid motion. This study area deals with many and diversified problems such as surface tension, fluid statics, flow in enclose bodies, or flow round bodies (solid or otherwise), flow stability, etc. It is important to understand the functioning principles and characteristics of fluid motions from an engineering point of view.


This lab is a part of curriculum of mechanical 3rd year students with facilities for the group of 30 students to carry out experiments independently. The lab is well-equipped and enables students to understand the basics of refrigeration and air conditioning.

Major Equipments in Heat Transfer Lab are:- Refrigeration and air conditioning trainer, heat pumps (mechanical and water) and cut- sectional models of Reciprocating and Rotary Refrigerant compressor.


Kinematics of machine lab provides the practical knowledge about various mechanisms & their applications. Student will go through the various experiments of different mechanism like cam-follower mechanism, gears, gear train etc. There are fourteen experiments in this lab. Students have to perform at least ten experiments from the list.

Major Equipments in The Lab:- There are various equipments in this lab like cam-follower mechanism, inversion mechanism, various types of gear & gear train, kinematic links & pairs, belt pulley mechanism etc.


This lab is common for mechanical and automobile engineering students with facilities for the group of 30 students to carry out experiments independently. The lab is well-equipped and enables students to understand the fundamentals of Automotive Engineering which includes basic structure, body style, power plant and wheel & tyre assembly.

Major Equipment in Automobile Engineering Lab are:- Chassis of an automobile, synchromesh gear box, Hydraulic and Mechanical brake, Vehicle lighting system, Wheel and tyre assembly, Wind screen and Clutches.


Thermal Laboratory provides lot of opportunity to the students to study different types of IC engine, boiler performance study and to do their innovative projects. The performance test, heat balance test, the retardation test and emission test can be carried in variety of IC engines like petrol/diesel fueled with single/double/multi cylinder engines with modern mechanical/electrical/hydraulic loading devices.


The objective of the strength of materials lab is to demonstrate the basic principles in the area of strength and mechanics of materials and structural analysis to the undergraduate students through a series of experiments. In this lab the experiments are performed to measure the properties of the materials such as impact strength, tensile strength, compressive strength, hardness, ductility etc.

Major Equipments Strength of Materials Lab:- Universal testing machine, Torsion testing machine, Impact testing machine, Erichsen sheet metal testing machine, Brinell hardness testing machine, Rockwell hardness testing machine, Winch crab, Screw Jack etc.


This is the lab which is very important for the basic knowledge about the various instruments with facilities for the group of 30 students to carry out experiments independently. The lab is well equipped and enables students to understand the fundamentals of various measuring instruments.

Major Equipment in Measurement and instrumentation Lab:- LVDT( Linear Variable differential transformer), Thermocouple, Bourdon type pressure gauge, Resistance strain gauge, Pneumatic Pressure gauge, optical devices.


This laboratory gives the basic understanding of structural member under the action of loads. The students will experience the changes in behaviour of structure due to application of loads. Basics of determinate structures will be introduced through experiment.

The main purpose of any structure is to support the loads coming on it by properly transferring them to the foundation. The students will be able to compute internal, external forces and displacements produced by the application of loads to make the structure safe. Detailed analysis is to be performed to determine the bending moments, shear force, axial forces etc at the required section.


This lab is common for all branches of 1st year students with facilities for the group of 30 students to carry out experiments independently. Workshop lab for 1st year is very useful because it provides a basic knowledge of machines, welding, carpentry and fitting.

Major Equipment in Workshop Technology lab:- Lathe machine, Shaper machine, Surface Grinder, Milling machine, Welding machine for arc and gas welding.

Electrical Machines LAB

The Electrical Machines Laboratory is the one of the important Laboratory of Electrical Engineering Department. The Laboratory is equipped with conventional and modern Electrical and Electronics measuring equipments, various AC and DC Electrical Machines and Transformers. This Laboratory caters the need of Under Graduate Students to enable them to easily understand the basics and adapt to advanced experiments like modelling of Electrical Machines and special Electrical Machines. Also, the Laboratory is used for research activities in machines using MAGNET Software and to carry out project works in the design of Electrical Machines.

Electric Circuits LAB

In the Electrical Circuit Lab students can create their own electrical circuits and do measurements on it. In the circuits the students can use resistors, light bulbs, switches, capacitors and coils. The circuits can be powered by a AC/DC power supply or batteries. There is an ammeter, voltmeter, wattmeter and an ohmmeter. There is also a version of the Electrical Circuit Lab in which data can be collected. Students can analyze the collected data by creating graphs of the data and use the graphs in the conclusion tool.

High Voltage Engineering LAB

High voltage laboratories are an essential requirement for making acceptance
tests for the equipment that go into operation in the extra high voltage transmission
systems. In addition, they are also used in the development work on equipment for
conducting research, and for planning to ensure economical and reliable extra high
voltage transmission systems. Here a brief review of the planning and layout of testing
laboratories and some problems and limitations of the test techniques are presented.
High voltage laboratories, in addition to conducting tests on equipment, are used
for research and development works on the equipment.

Basic Electronics LAB

Basic Electronics Lab is the associated with the institute core course “Introduction to Electronics”. This lab runs in both the semester and accommodates about several students per semester. The laboratory has basic electronic experiments on analog, digital and mixed signal circuits.

Digital Electronics LAB

The digital electronics laboratory is a unit of the Electronics and Communication Department, National Institute of Technology, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India. This laboratory will enable the undergraduate students to learn the basic concepts and techniques in digital electronic circuits and systems. The learning objective of this laboratory is to supplement the theory course of digital circuits and systems with adequate introduction to both combinatorial and sequential logic circuits, such as, adders, subtractors, comparator, multiplexer/demultiplexer, encoders/decoders, 7-segment display and decoder/driver, flip-flop, register, counter, etc. and various combinations of these. This laboratory is equipped with FGs, CROs, PCs for software simulation, and Analog and Digital IC testers.

Electrical Workshop LAB

Electrical workshop provides a platform for all kind of practical jobs like domestic wiring, fittings, drilling job, switchboard assembly, coil winding, repair and maintainence work of various electrical appliances. It is designed specially for the certificate and diploma students. It has its optimum utilization for the assembly work, component testing and troubleshooting of devices and circuitries in students projects. This laboratory is equipped with automatic coil winding machine, insulation testers, earth testers, single phase & three phase transformers as well as loads to carry out any experimental/demonstration work.

Electrical Measurements and Measuring Instruments LAB

The main aim of the electrical measurements lab is to provide the practical information regarding the various principles involved in electrical measurements and testing. Students are allowed to conduct the experiments on various working principles of measuring instruments. This lab is conducted for the undergraduate students in their third year first semester. Experiments with fundamental electric circuits, illustrating the principles & limitations of basic electrical & electronic instruments in typical measurements applications & introduction to error analysis and applications to laboratory measurements.

Basic Electrical Engineering LAB

Basic Electrical Sciences Laboratory is used with the instutute core course “Introduction to Electrical Engineering”. This lab can accommodate about several students in a semester. The lab has 24 fully equipped setup benches to carry out numerous fundamental experiments in Electrical Engineering. The experiments are designed to expose students to the practical executions of the fundamental theories of Electrical Engineering.

Instrumentation and Control LAB

In most of the engineering institutions, the laboratory course forms an integral form of
the basic course in Instrumentation & Control at undergraduate level. The experiments to be
performed in a laboratory should ideally be designed in such a way as to reinforce the
understanding of the basic principles as well as help the students to visualize the various
phenomenon encountered in different applications.
The objective of this manual is to familiarize the students with practical skills,
measurement techniques and interpretation of results. It is intended to make this manual selfcontained in all respects, so that it can be used as a laboratory manual. In all the
experiments, the relevant theory and general guidelines for the procedure to be followed have been given. Tabular sheets for entering the observations have also been provided in each experiment while graph sheets have been included wherever necessary.

Transportation Engineering LAB

The Transportation Engineering lab has equipment required to conduct all standardized tests to assess quality of highway materials, pavement evaluation and traffic engineering studies. Experiments are conducted in pre-, during- and post-construction phases of highways. The Transportation Engineering lab does quality assurance and quality control tests for the Roads, Traffic engineering surveys are also conducted in the lab and students learn to conduct spot speed studies, volume counts, and conflict studies for preparing road improvement plans to enhance road safety. The lab is used for collaborative research in traffic engineering and transport planning.

Surveying LAB

The Surveying Lab consists of an assortment of state-of-the-art equipment for performing various engineering measurements. This equipment includes four total station instruments for obtaining angle and distance measurements, four automatic engineering levels, a tripod-mounted laser level, a hand-held laser distance meter, and three hand-held, mapping grade GPS units. Ancillary equipment, such as tripods, reflective prisms, and level rods is also available.

Concrete Technology LAB

Concrete Technology Laboratory provides facilities to conduct all quality control tests on cement, aggregates and concrete (Fresh and hardened). Students learn the standard procedure to test the quality of building materials in line with the corresponding IS codes. The lab has equipment for conducting non-destructive tests on concrete to verify quality in the post-construction phase. In addition to meeting the curriculum and consultancy requirements, the equipment in the laboratory are extensively utilized for projects by students of UG, PG and also by faculty for their research work.

Material Technology LAB

Objective is to give a broad understanding of common materials related to mechanical engineering with an emphasis on the fundamentals of structure-property-application relationships. History of engineering materials, Engineering materials, Materials property chart, Crystal structure, Imperfections of solids, Mechanism of strengthening in metals, Hall-Petch effect, Xray diffraction, Fracture: Ductile, brittle, fatigue. Griffith criterion, S-N curve, Creep, Phase diagram (binary), Iron-carbon system, Heat treatment of metals, Electrical properties, Thermal properties, Magnetic properties, Optical properties, Corrosion, Oxidation, Thermal stability.

Geotech LAB

The Geotechnical Laboratory is well-equipped with testing equipment for evaluating all engineering properties of soils and rocks, including index properties, compaction characteristics of soils, hydraulic characteristics, compressibility, rate of consolidation and sheer strength. The equipment ranges from the most fundamental to the most sophisticated and is used in both undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. The laboratory is also equipped with the most complete facility for assessing the effects of earthquake shaking on soils and rocks and foundation performance. The laboratory has the most extensive in-house collection of cyclic triaxial test data on liquefaction of soils.

Rock Mechanics LAB

Rock Mechanics -Lab group comprises of Rock Mechanics Laboratory division and Workshop and Instrumentation division. The main activities are:
For detailed and controlled testing of responses of rock under different loading conditions, the Rock Engineering Laboratory is well-equipped to undertake the holistic assessment of the detached rock. The properties determined are:
Physical Properties (Dry, saturated and grain densities; apparent Porosity and water content at saturation)
Slake Durability Index Strength and Deformability Characteristics of Intact Rock in Uniaxial Compression (UCS, Tangent Modulus and Poisson Ratio)

Mine Ventilation and Environment LAB

The laboratory devoted to mine ventilation is well-equipped for both research and instruction. The main goal of this laboratory is to give students hands-on instruction for working with instruments used for mine ventilation studies. The laboratory has a series of wind tunnels, ducting and instrumentation for airflow studies. A number of software packages are available to validate and compare the data collected during the laboratory exercises. These packages also are sufficient for full-scale mine ventilation network analysis.

Mine Surveying LAB

The domain of engineering which involves the collection of field data and subsequently preparation of plan/map of the area is termed as ‘Surveying’. Surveying is defined as the art and science of making measurements of the earth specifically the surface of the earth.

Mine Surveying is a practical subject and therefore the Mine Surveying Laboratory is developed keeping in mind the skill set required to the current students which include taking measurements on and under the surface of the earth in a horizontal and vertical plane, showing the results in the form of a map, plan, or 3D computer model after certain calculations have been done.

The laboratory is well equippmed with latest survey instruments like Digital theodolites, Total Station, Auto Levels, Digital Planimeter etc.

Mine Geology LAB

Mining Geology Laboratory – I Syllabus for VTU BE/B.Tech Mining Engineering syllabus covered here. This will help you understand complete curriculum along with details such as exam marks and duration. The geological concepts, processes, materials and phenomena are well understandable in the field rather than in the class room. An attempt in this direction is to show some important minerals and rocks, models of geological structures, and maps of different kinds in the laboratory.

Computer Science LAB

The Department of Computer Science has a wide range of computing resources and laboratories available to support its educational and research missions. In addition to over 300 workstations, the department has a number of high-end shared-memory multiprocessor compute servers and file servers. Students access this infrastructure through a number of laboratories, including a 60-seat open laboratory, a 31-seat online teaching classroom, a 50-seat graduate research laboratory, and multiple specialized research labs for individual research groups.