Civil Engineering Department : Research

Area of Interests

1 DR.AKSHATHA SHETTY ASSOC. PROFSSOR & HEAD Durability of R.C. Structures, Concrete Technology, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
2 MRS.DEEKSHA ANAND ASST PROFESSOR Concrete and construction technology and Geo technical Engineering.
3 MR.DILEEP KUMAR U ASST PROFESSOR Earthquake Engineering and Design Steel Structure.
4 MRS. MADHUSHREE C ASST PROFESSOR Field of Mechanics, Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Resource Engineering.
5 MR.NIKHIL N ASST PROFESSOR Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics & Steel Structure.


  1. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" " Study on the Strength Parameters of High Volume Fly Ash Concrete and Geopolymer Concretek",International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 4(4), August 2011, 730-737.
  2. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Effect of loss of bond strength on reinforced concrete members" ,International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 4(6), SPL, Oct 2011, 879-884.
  3. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Performance evaluation of rebar in accelerated corrosion by gravimetric loss method",International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering. 5(1), Feb 2012, 157-162.
  4. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Performance enhancement of TMT rebar in accelerated corrosion",Journal of Civil Engineering and Research. 2(1), March 2012, 14-17.
  5. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Experimental investigations on the flexural strength of reinforced concrete beams",InternationalJournal of Earth Sciences and Engineering. 4(2), August 2012, 1042- 1045.
  6. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Effect of corrosion on degradation of RC members,International Review of Applied Engineering Research. 3(1), 2013, 55-56.
  7. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Effect of Corrosion on Load Deflection Behaviour of OPC concrete in NBS Beam",International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, Volume 4, Issue 5, May 2013, pp. 111-114.
  8. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Bond strength behaviour in reinforced concrete members exposed to corrosive environment-An Overview ",International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 6(3), 2014, 530-535.
  9. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Investigation on Load Carrying Capacity of Corroded NBS RC Beam Using Finite Element method", IOSR- Journal of Mechanical and CivilEngineering, 1, 2014, 60-65.
  10. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Experimental investigation on corroded NBS RC beams",International journal of Civil Engineering Research and Technology, 2(1), 1-6.
  11. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty""Effect of corrosion on flexural bond strength ",Journal of Electrochemical Science and Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 3 (2014), pp. 123134.
  12. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Flexural bond strength behavior in OPC concrete of NBS beam for various corrosion leve",Structural Engineering and Mechanics,Techno-Press Ltd, Vol.49, No.1, pp.81-93.
  13. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty""Experimental and numerical investigation on flexural bond strength behavior of corroded NBS RC beam",International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering, Springer, 2015, DOI.10.1007/s40091-0150093.
  14. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Strength Characteristics of Concrete Using Paper Sludge Ash and Foundry Sand,International Journal of Constructive Research in Civil Engineering (IJCRCE), ISSN 2454-8693, 2(3), 43-49. 15. Akshatha Shetty, Prathith Hegde, (2016).
  15. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Seismic Analysis of RC Frames Using Lateral Load Resisting System ,International Journal of Technical Research and Applications, e-ISSN: 2320-8163, 4(3), 197-200.
  16. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Performance Eveluation of Geopolymer Concrete Using Recycled Concrete Aggregate",Tech Mantra, TechnicalMagazine, 4(3), 10-16.
  17. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Experimental investigation on corroded NBS RC beams",International journal of Civil Engineering Research and Technology, 2(1), 1-6.
  18. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Studies on load deflection behavior of corroded RC beams ",ICI Journal, (July-Sept 2015), pp.9-17.
  19. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Experimental investigation on flexural behavior of corroded PPC beams",NMAMIT Research bulletin
  20. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Experimental investigationon effect of corrosion in reinforced concrete beams,Built Expressions, Vol.2, No.10, 2013, pp.52-57.
  21. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Corrosion effects on bond strength andload carrying capacity of RC members: An experimental investigation",Annual Research Journal,NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, India, Vol.2 , June 2012, pp.1-4.
  22. "Dr. Akshatha Shetty" "Effect of corrosion in reinforced concrete members on the bond strength-An overview",NITK research bulletin, 20(2), Dec 2011.
  23. "Mrs. Madhushree.M.S" "Assessment of the Rainfall Trend and Drought Estimation for the Small Catchment of Karnataka-Hassan(Jun 2017)", International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology,ISSN-online-2319-8753,ISSN-print-347-6710,DOI-10.15680/IJIRSET.2017.0606055, Vol-6, Issue-6.
  24. "Mrs. Madhushree.M.S"" Defluoridation of Ground Water Using Corn Cobs Powder (Jun 2017)", The International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJES), ISSN – online 2319 – 1813, ISSN –print-2319 – 1805, DOI-10.9790/1813-0606027881, 78-81, Vol-6, Issue-6.
  25. "Mrs. Madhushree.M.S" "Analysis of Distribution of Rainfall in Western Ghats of India ",A Case Study (Submitted)(Aug 2017),A Review Article, CATENA Springer-An Interdisciplinary Journal of Soil Science - Hydrology - Geomorphology Focusing on Geoecology and Landscape Evolution.
  26. "Mrs. Madhushree.M.S" "Validation of Intensity - Duration, Depth - Duration Curves – A study in Western Ghats (Under Review) (Nov 2017), ",A Research Paper, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (Springer-Korean Society of Civil Engineers).
  27. "Mrs. Madhushree.M.S" "Testing the Appropriateness of Lumped Hydrological Model in Groundwater Recharge Estimation for a Small Catchment in Karnataka,(Nov 2017)", An Original Article, India (Under final Review), Sustainable Water Resources Management- Springer (Water Resource Journal)
  28. "Mr. Dileep Kumar U "" Comparative Study on Seismic Response of Irregular Structure with Lead Rubber Bearing and Friction Pendulum Bearing Base Isolation System ", International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 6, Issue 7, July 2017 ISSN(Online): 2319-8753, ISSN (Print): 2347-6710. P.P -14868- 14876.
  29. "Mr. Dileep Kumar U " "Experimental Investigation on Concrete With Waste Plastic as Fine Aggregate Replacement ",IJSART - Volume 2, Issue 7 –JULY 2016 ISSN [ONLINE]: 2395-1052, P.P170-173.
  30. "Mr. Dileep Kumar U " "Experimental Study on Bonding Strength of High Strength Concrete Subjected to Elevated Temperatures ",International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET),Volume: 03 Issue: 09, Sep -2016, e-ISSN: 2395 -0056, p-ISSN: 2395-0072, P.P.94-100.
  31. "Mr. Dileep Kumar U " "A study on laterite stones as building material ",SAHYADRI International Journal of Research, Vol 3, Issue 1, June 2017.ISSN 2456-186X.P.P14-17
  32. "Mr. Dileep Kumar U " "Seismic Analysis of Steel Frames with Different Bracings using ETSBS Software ",International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET),Volume: 03 Issue: 08 |Aug -2016 , e-ISSN: 2395 -0056, p-ISSN: 2395-0072, P.P2081-2087.


1. Material testing laboratory: Materials testing is a highly precise and reliable set of processes that measure material characteristics, such as properties, structure and composition, against specified criteria. The Material Testing Lab is concerned with the determination of the mechanical properties of the steel materials, such as Tensile Strength, Compressive Strength, Young’s Modulus, shear strength Toughness, Hardness measurement. Materials testing and characterization is carried out to understand the fundamental properties of a material when subjected to service and environmental loading and operating conditions. Testing helps us to understand and quantify whether a specific material is suitable to a particular application.

  • Universal Testing (100T), Hardness testing machine, Impact testing machine, tile testing machine, oven, torsion testing machine.

2. Surveying practice laboratory: Surveying Laboratory provides students with hands-on experience in fundamental land surveying measurement methods for surveying courses. Students learn techniques for gathering field data with both traditional and modern instruments. This equipment includes total station instruments for obtaining angle and distance measurements, automatic engineering level for elevation measurements, traditional transits theodolites, tape measures, prismatic and surveyor compass, digital planimeter, chaining pins, and other common surveying tools. The lab serves as office space for the surveying instructor and teaching assistants, so surveying students have direct access to help for material discussed in lecture and lab.

  • Major instruments: Total station, Theodolite, Dumpy/Auto Level, digital planimeter

3. Fluid Mechanics and hydraulic machinery lab: This laboratory is equipped with the modern equipment’s used for training students & to carry out many project works. The objective of the laboratory is to educate the students with the components & working principles of the Hydraulic machines, different types of turbines, pumps & other miscellaneous Hydraulic machines. The laboratory facilitates Centrifugal pump, Pelton wheel, Francis turbine, Kaplan turbine, Impact jet apparatus & other flow measuring devices.

4. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory: This course will show how to conduct the various types of tests used for soil testing. Each experiment of soil testing is presented with brief introduction covering the important details of the experiment, the theory and the purpose for which it is to be performed, followed by the detailed explanation of apparatus required, procedure and specimen calculations. These should enable students to perform the experiment and compute the results of experiments very easily.

5. Concrete and Highway Materials Laboratory: The Concrete & Highway Material Testing Lab will show how to conduct different tests on building materials like cement, fine aggregate, coarse aggregate, cement concrete, bricks, tiles (Roofing & Paving), concrete blocks, bitumen etc. The lab is used for the regular academic works and consultancy work. Consultancy service is provided in the area of testing cement; fine aggregate, coarse aggregate, Mix design, highway materials, bricks, tiles, paving blocks & other building materials.

6. Environmental Engineering Laboratory: This laboratory will help the students to test water and waste water samples for physical and chemical parameters.