Research & Consultancy

Research

PAPER PUBLICATION

Ms. Lekshmi Chandran, faculty of CE Department, published the work “A Field Study Using Coir–Latex Composites as Wave Barriers for the Attenuation of Ground Vibration” in the Indian Geotechnical Journal (SCImago indexed), December 2023.

PhD Guideship

APJAKTU has approved the PhD guideship request of Dr. Jaya S Pillai and Dr. Alice Thomas of Civil Engineering Department.

BEST PROJECT AWARDS FROM CE DEPARTMENT 2022-2023

  1. Project titled “Waste water treatment combined with CO2 bio-fixation and bio-fuelproduction using indigenous micro-algae”. Group members are Devika Jose, Feba Ann Varghese, NavajithSasi, PallaviPremjith of S8 CE1, guided by Dr. Jaya S. Pillai
  2. Project titled “Electro-coagulation process for hospital waste water treatment”.Group members are Chikku Elsa Thomas, Nandana J., Susan Teji, Vaishnav J. of S8 CE2, guided byDr. Archana J. Satheesh.

PAPER PRESENTATION

  1. Ms. Lekshmi Chandran M,Liander George, Nauzzin D,Malavika R Nair, Shivani P S, Praveen P S, Ashik K Azad has participated and presented a paper titled  “Forced Gap Behaviour at Unsignalised Intersections : A Case Study” in the Ist Vision Zero Summit National road safety conference organized by Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal.

  2. Ms. Lekshmi Chandran M. of Civil Engineering Department, presented the paper “Sound absorption property of coir latex composite using impedance tube ” in 8th International conference on Engineering Research  and Innovations , Terna Engineering  College, Nerul, Mumbai  India on 22 September 2023 in Virtual mode.

  3. Students of S8CE2 Savinaj V Santhosh, Safa Zohra S, Ardra V M, Varsha H Nayar and Dr. Anupama Krishna D Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, has participated and presented a paper titled “EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF HERBOCRETE AND PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF CEMENT USING EGG SHELL POWDER” in the 5th International Conference on “Recent Innovations in Science & Technology (RIST 2023)” conducted on 07th & 08th April 2023, organized by Holy Grace Academy of Engineering, Thrissur, India in association with ISET Research, India.
  4. Dr. M. Satyakumar Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, has participated and presented a paper titled “STUDY ON PEDESTRIAN VIOLATION BEHAVIOUR AT INTERSECTIONS” in the 5th International Conference on “Recent Innovations in Science & Technology (RIST 2023)” conducted on 07th & 08th April 2023, organized by Holy Grace Academy of Engineering, Thrissur, India in association with ISET Research, India.

The faculty members of the Department of Civil Engineering are undertaking research activities to bring the industry and the academics closer. The Department has been pioneering the research activities with the aid of funds received from various national and state level research institutions and funding agencies. The institution also funds the R&D projects internally for Departments in the form of in-house projects.

SUSTAINABILITY HACKATHON CHALLENGE

Students of S8 CE  (Devika Jose, Feba Ann Varughese, NavajithSasi, PallaviPremjith)  guided by Dr. Jaya S Pillai got an entry to the Final Round of  Hackathon held at  Ahmedabad during 28-29 April, 2023.

PAPER PUBLICATION

 1. Ms. Lekshmi Chandran M, Dr Jaya V, Dr. K. Balanpublished a paper titled “Laboratory Study of Vibration Isolation Performance of Needle Felt Coir Latex Composite (NFCLC) Trench Type Wave Barriers” in SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering (scopus indexed), Volume 10, Issue 7, July 2023 ISSN 2348-8352

2. Ms. Lekshmi Chandran M, Dr Jaya V, Dr. K. Balanpublished a paper titled “Mitigation of Train-Induced Vibrations with Developed In-Filled Coir Composite Wave Barriers” in International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 14, Issue 7, July-2023ISSN 2229-5518

Externally Funded Projects

Name of the Faculty Project Title Funding Agency and Date of Sanctioning Status Duration
Jisha S V Seismic Performance of Post-Fire Retrofitted Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column Joints DST Ongoing 3 years
Dr. Jisha S V(PI)

and

Dr. M. Satyakumar (Co- PI)

Performance Evaluation of Ultra-thin White Topping Overlays Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE),

August 2020

Completed 3 years
  • Dr. Jisha S. V. and Dr. M. Satyakumar was sanctioned an amount of Rs.3,00,000/- from the Kerala State Council For Science Technology and Environment, Govt. of Kerala, for the project titled ‘Performance Evaluation of Ultra-thin White Topping Overlays’. Duration of the project is two years starting from November 2018.
  • Dr. Jisha S. V. was sanctioned an amount of Rs. 63,000/- from the CERD, Govt. of Kerala, Research on the topic, ‘Seismic Soil Structure Interaction Response of Structures Subjected to Pounding’. Duration of the project is two years starting from December 2018.
  • Dr. Neethu Roy was sanctioned an amount of Rs.27,99,500/- for the project titled ‘Influence of Polymer Dosage and Nature of Bitumen on the Microstructural and Rheological Characteristics of Polymer Modified Binders’ from the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Govt. of India. Duration of the project is one year starting from May 2018.
  • Dr. Jayasree S. and Mr. Akhil Raj S. R. was sanctioned an amount of Rs.4,00,000/- for their project ‘Development of sustainable concrete using black liquor as admixtures’ from the Technology Development Adaptation Programme scheme of the Kerala State Council For Science Technology and Environment, Govt. of Kerala. Duration of the project is one year starting from February 2018.
  • Ms. P. Muthulakshmi was sanctioned a fund of Rs. 37,000/- for the project “Zero Waste Kitchen – A new method for Kitchen waste management” from CERD, Govt. of Kerala. Duration of the project is six months starting from March 2017.
  • Ms. Bindu Biju was sanctioned an amount of Rs.1,35,000/- from CERD, Govt. of Kerala, Research on the topic “Flexural Behaviour of RC beams retrofitted with ultra-high performance steel fibre reinforced concrete”. Duration of the project is three years, starting from March 2017.
  • Dr. Jayasree S. and Ms. Tisny D. B. was sanctioned an amount of Rs.12,05,387/- from Kerala State Council For Science Technology and Environment, Govt. of Kerala, for research work on “Corrosion Resistance of Blended Cement Concrete using Recycled Concrete Aggregates”. Duration of the project is one year starting from 2012.

Internally Funded Projects

Principal Investigator / Co-PI Project Title Approved budget Status
Sijo M Saji, Ann George An Experimental study to evaluate the performance of  Open Graded Friction Course Using Hot Mix And Warm Mix Technology Rs. 96,500 Ongoing

 

In-House Project 

Principal Investigator / Co-PI Project Title Approved budget Status
Sijo M Saji, Ann George An Experimental study to evaluate the performance of  Open Graded Friction Course Using Hot Mix And Warm Mix Technology Rs. 96,500 Ongoing

 

 

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR INNOVATIVE STUDENT PROJECT BY APJAKTU

The following student projects were funded by APJAKTU for the academic year 2022-23

  1. Project by students of S8 CE (AswinAsok, N Thanzeer, Arun Raj A, Nirmal Sabu Isaac ) “Development of Cement Treated Subbase (CTSB) Mix having Partial Replacement of Coarse Aggregates with Construction Demolition Waste for Optimum permeability and strength” Guided by Dr. Neethu Roy
  2. Project by students of S8 CE (Arpitha R Nair, Asmidh N S, Ganga Gopan, Govind S P ) “Mitigation measures using Soil bioengineering in rainfall induced landslide prone areas” Guided by Dr. Jisha S V
  3. Project by students of S8 CE (Devika Jose, Feba Ann Varughese, Navajith Sasi, Pallavi Premjith)  “Wastewater treatment combined with CO2 biofixation and biofuel production using indigenous microalgae” guided by Dr Jaya S Pillai

Sponsored Student Projects

Name of the Students Name of the guide Project Title Date of Sanctioning Duration
1)      AswinAsok (MBT19CE035)

2)      NThanzeer (MBT19CE090)

3)      Arun Raj A (MBT19CE033)

4)      NirmalSabu Isaac (MBT19CE088)

 

Dr. Neethu Roy Development of Cement

Treated Subbase (CTSB) Mix

having Partial Replacement of

Coarse Aggregates with

Construction Demolition

Waste for Optimum permeability and strength

18-03-2023 1 Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Ganga Gopan

2) Asmidh N S

3) Arpita R Nair

4) Govind S P

Dr. Jisha S V Mitigation measures using Soil

bioengineering in rainfall

induced  landslide prone areas

18-03-2023 1 Year
1) Navajithsasi

2) Feba Ann Varughese

3) PallaviPremjith

4)Devika Jose

Dr. Jaya S Pillai Wastewater treatment

combined with CO2

bio-fixation and biofuel

production using

indigenous microalgae

18-03-2023 1         Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsered Student Intership
1) Aaron Johnson

2) Adheene M R

3) Alan A Vincent

4) Athena S

5) GovindSuraj Chand

6) Kiran Sara Abey

7) MeghanaSunil  Saritha

8) RithinAlvito Anil

9) Adithya Devan A

10) AhammedSahil

11) Aman K Anwar

12) Arjun R Prem

13) Arjun U

14) Diya S

15) Niranjana S

Dr. Elizabeth C .Kuruvila and    Dr. Jaya S Pillai Rejuvenation of Kambiyilkulam Pond, Kollam Ministry of  Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt of  Kerala and AICTE, 7th June 2022 1/07/2022 to 5/08/2022
  • Ms. Parvathy U. was sanctioned an amount of RS. 70,000/- for the in-house project on ‘Mechanical Behaviour of ECC Encased Steel Composite Columns’. Duration of the project is one year starting from November 2018.
  • Ms. Rintu Johnson and Ms. Anita A. was sanctioned an amount of Rs. 75,000/- for the in-house project on ‘Characterization of Flood Sediments’. Duration of the project is one year starting from November 2018.
  • Ann George and Ms. Athira I. C. was sanctioned an amount of Rs. 55,000/- for the in-house project Investigations on Coconut Shell Modified Interlocking Concrete Paver Blocks. (2017-2018). Duration of the project is 16 months, starting from November 2017.
  • Jisha S. V. was sanctioned an amount of Rs. 10,000/- for the in-house project on Dynamic Response on Buildings Considering the Flexibility of Soil. Duration of the project is 18 months, starting from November 2017.
  • Ms. Jaya S Pillai was sanctioned an amount of Rs. 90,000/- for the in-house project tilled ‘Decentralized Wastewater Treatment using Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetlands: An Eco-San Approach’. Duration of the project is 16 months, starting from November 2017.

 Faculty Pursuing Research

  • Ms. Lekshmi Chandran M is pursuing research in the topic “Study to Evaluate Performance of Coir Composites for Ground Vibration Isolation”
  • Ms. Ann George is pursuing research on the topic “Investigation on the effectiveness of incorporating  geosynthetics  in hybrid permeable pavement system”
Consultancy

CONSULTANCY WORKS

  1. Preliminary site investigation was conducted at Pathanamthitta on 29/04/2023 and Thiruvananthapuram on 05/05/2023 for soil investigation as part for Sewerage Treatment plant construction for Kerala Water Authority
  2. Soil investigation work was done for minor bridge construction at Kottarakkarafor PWD Keralaand sewerage treatment plant construction atKarunagappally, Pathanamthitta, and Nedumangad.

   

Title of the collaborative activity Name of the collaborating agency Faculty-in charge Date
Soil Investigation: Pachaloor KWA Mr. Sreeju Nair S B March 2023
Soil Investigation: Madhupalam KWA Dr. Jayasree S March 2023
Topographic Survey: Alappuzha (Pallathuruthykizhakkan bypass) KIIFB Mr. Nitin S,

Mr. Govind U P,

Mr. Sreeju Nair S B and Dr. Amal Raj

Nov 2022 and Dec 2022
Soil Investigation at Pallipadam (Harippad) KIIFB Mr. Nitin S and

Mr. Sreeju NairS B and Mr. Govind U P

Oct 2022 and Nov 2022
Soil Investigation: Mukkad KIIFB

 

Dr. Jayasree S Oct 2022 and Nov 2022
Soil Investigation: Varkala KIIFB Dr. Jayasree S Nov 2022
GPS Survey: Adoor Ring Road KIIFB Mr. Nitin S,

Mr. Govind U P,

Mr. Sreeju Nair S B and Dr. Amal Raj

Nov 2022
Soil Investigation: ChavaraBhavan to Mundakal bridge KIIFB Dr. Jayasree S October 2022
GPS Survey: ChavaraBhavan to Mundakal bridge KIIFB Mr. Nitin S,Mr. Govind U P and

Dr. Amal Raj

October 2022
Soil Investigation: Kochuveli (Library Building) PWD Dr. Jayasree S September 2022
Soil Investigation: Kizhvaipur (School Building) PWD Dr. Jayasree S September 2022
Soil Investigation: Thiruvalla

( Hospital Building)

PWD Dr. Praveen P S July 2022
Soil Investigation: Ranni (ITI Building) PWD Mr. Jobin Joy July 2022
Technical committee member of Project Management Team, Rebuild Kerala Initiative LSGD Dr. Neethu Roy Since 19/06/2020
Member of the project advisory group of NATPAC for the project titled “Experimental investigation on Porous Asphalt Mix” by Sri. Jegan Bharat Kumar A., Scientist NATPAC. NATPAC Dr. Neethu Roy Since May 2020

Consultancy Work

Project Title Name of Faculty Funding Agency Amount

(Rs.)

Duration

(Dates)

Testing of Steel Dr. Anupama Krishna D Urban Scape Properties 22,500 23/04/2023
Proposed site for sewage disposal tank, in Pachalloor Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan KWA, Govt. of Kerala 123472.00 23/03/2023-25/03/2023

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed site for sewage disposal tank, in Madhupalam Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan KWA, Govt. of Kerala 77355.00 22/03/2023
Concrete Paver Block Dr. Anupama Krishna D Kallara Grama Panchayath 1500 16/03/2023
Testing of concrete cubes Dr. Anupama Krishna D KallaraGramaPanchayath 900 15/03/2023
Concrete Paver Block Ms. Sherin Mathew Kallara Grama Panchayath 1500 08/03/2023
Testing of concrete cubes Ms. Sherin Mathew Kilimanoor Grama Panchayath 900 01/03/2023
Testing of concrete cubes Ms. Sherin Mathew Favourite Homes 4,500 19/12/2022, 07/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 16/02/2023
Testing of concrete cubes Ms. Sherin Mathew Creative   Structures 1,500 22/11/2022, 18/01/2023

 

 

Testing of concrete cubes Dr. Anupama Krishna D Creation Villas and Apartments  

4,800

17/11/2022
New Building for Govt. VHSS, Keezhvaipur, Pathanamthitta Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan PWD, Govt of Kerala 116997.00 23/09/2022-25/09/2022
Library and Reading Room for Kochuveli St. Joseph Library Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan PWD, Govt. of Kerala 51,968.00 21/09/2023-22/09/2022
Government ITI Building, Ranni Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan PWD, Govt. of Kerala 64,705.00 08/07/2022-14/07/2022
Taluk Head Quarters Hospital Thiruvalla Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan PWD, Govt. of Kerala 2,04,723.00 01/07/2022-07/07/2022

 

 

 

School Building GMHS, Kollakadavu Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan PWD, Govt. of Kerala 1,46,045.00 21/06/2022-28/06/2022

 

Educational Complex, DIET, Kottarakara Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan PWD, Govt. of Kerala 1,87,359.00 13/06/2022-17/06/2022
Taluk Hospital Santhivila, Thiruvananthapuaram Ms. Jean Molly Simon PWD, Govt. of Kerala 1,34,752.00 06/04/2022-09/04/2022
Testing of concrete cubes

 

Ms. Sherin Mathew

 

Creation Villas and Apartments  

10,800

11/07/2022, 04/08/2022, 08/08/2022,23/08/2022,11/11/2022,1/12/2022,15/12/2022,17/12/2022, 07/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 06/03/2023
Proposed Road at Harippad, Pallipad-Melpadam Stretch Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan PWD, Govt. of Kerala On Going
Construction of Road from Mundackal Palam – Chavara Bhavan – C Block, Alapuzha District Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan PWD, Govt. of Kerala On Going
Construction of new bridge connecting Mukkattukadavu – Fathima Island – Arulappanthuruthu in Chavara LAC Kollam District Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan PWD, Govt. of Kerala On Going
Proposed Site for Retaining Wall Varkala – Nadayara- Muslim G.H.S Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan PWD, Govt. of Kerala On Going
Proposed Site for Road in Pathanapuram Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan PWD, Govt. of Kerala On Going

The staff members of MBCET engage in various consultancy activities for both Government and Private agencies/organizations. The consultancy activities contribute in improved industrial collaborations, enhancement of practical knowledge and thereby help in achieving the department goals related to Research, Consultancy and Development.

STRENGTH OF THE DEPARTMENT

  1. Structural design of infrastructures
  2. Design of HMA mixes
  3. Water quality testing
  4. Soil investigation study
  5. Topographic mapping using GNSS and Total station

CONSULTANCY WORKS UNDERTAKEN DURING 2021-2022

1. Soil Investigation work for PWD, Regional Investigation & Quality Control Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram   

a. Project 1: State Council for Open and Lifelong Education Kerala,Killipalam

Soil investigation work for the State Council of Open and Lifelong Education Kerala was conducted under the guidance of Dr. Jayasree, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering from 31st March 2022 to 3rd April 2022.

Staff Members: Mr. akhil Raj S R (Assistant Professor), Mr. Sijo M Saji (Assistant Professor), Mr. Edvin Roy (Lab Instructor), Mr.Shijin Kumar (Lab Instructor)

Soil investigation work at Killipalam

b. Project 2: Taluk Hospital, Santhivila

Soil investigation work of Hospital complex construction at Taluk Hospital, Santhivilawas conducted by Department of Civil Engineering, from 6th to 8th April 2022.

Staff Members: Dr. Jayasree S (HoD), Mr. Akhil Raj S R (Assistant Professor), Mr. Jomy Joseph (Assistant Professor), Mr. Vijin V J(Lab Instructor), Mr.Arun J (Lab Instructor)

Soil investigation work at Taluk Hospital, Santhivila

c. Project 3: Educational complex at DIET, Kottarakkara

Soil Investigation work was conducted for Educational complex at DIET, Kottarakkara, Kollam from 13th June – 15th June 2022.

Staff Members: Dr. Jayasree S (HoD), Mr. Jobin Joy (Assistant Professor), Mr. Shijin Kumar R V (Lab Instructor), Mr. Anand M. C (Lab Instructor)

Soil investigation work at Educational complex at DIET, Kottarakkara

d. Project 4: Government Muhammadin High School at Kollakadavu

Department of Civil Engineering conducted a Soil Investigation study of Government Muhammadin High School at Kollakadavu from 21st to 28th June 2022.

Staff Members: Mr. Sijo M Saji (Assistant Professor), Mr. Anand M C (Lab Instructor), Mr. Sarath Kumar S (Lab Instructor)

Soil investigation work at Government Muhammadin High School at Kollakadavu

e. Project 5: Thiruvalla Hospital

Soil Investigation study was conducted forThiruvalla Hospital from 1st July to 6th July 2022.

Staff Members: Dr. Praveen P S,(Assistant Professor), Mr. Vijin V J(Lab Instructor)

Soil investigation work at Thiruvalla Hospital

f. Project 6: Government ITI Ranni

Soil investigation study was conducted by Department of Civil Engineering for the construction of Government ITI Ranni from 8th July to 14th July 2022

StaffMembers: Mr. JobinJoy(Assistant Professor), Mr. Anand M C( Lab Instructor), Mr. Arun J( Lab Instructor)

Soil investigation work at Government ITI Ranni

g. Project 7: Library and Reading room for KochuveliSt.Joseph Library

Soil investigation study was conducted by department of Civil Engineering for Library andreading room for Kochuveli St. Joseph Library from 20 th to 21 th September 2022.

Staff Members:Ms.Diana Alice Sugunan (Assistant Professor), Vijin V J (Lab Instructor) , Shijin Kumar R V (Lab Instructor)

Soil investigation work at Library and Reading room for Kochuveli St.Joseph Library

h. Project 8: Government V H S SKeezhvaipur

Soil investigation study was conducted by department of Civil Engineering for Library andreading room for Government V H S SKeezhvaipur from 23rd September to 26th September 2022.

Staff Members: Ms.Diana Alice Sugunan (Assistant Professor), Vijin V J(Lab Staff),Shijin Kumar R V(Lab Staff)

Soil investigation work at Government V H S S Keezhvaipur

2. Soil lnvestigation Study and Topographic Survey (DGPS) for KIIFB works in Alappuzha District

Department of Civil Engineering conducted a soil investigation studyand topographical survey for the Construction of road from MundackalPalam- ChavaraBhavan- C Block in Alappuzha District from 11thto 13th Oct 2022.

Staff Members: Dr. Jayasree S (HoD), Shijin Kumar R V(Lab Staff), Edwin Roy (Lab Staff), Sarath Kumar (Lab Staff), Arun(Lab Staff)

Topographic mapping and Soil investigation study at Alappuzha

Consultancy works done so far

The Department of Civil Engineering with its strong and dedicated faculty group, takes up consultancy activities in the various streams of Civil engineering.  Over the years the Department has been instrumental in taking part in various prestigious projects through which the Department has built a strong rapport with the industry. Some of the major clients and consultancy works taken up by the Department are as follows.

  1. Material Testing

       2020-2021

Title Funding Agency Amount (Rs.)
Test on concrete specimens Kerala Police 5,900
Test on concrete specimens Inkell Limited and other agencies 8,100
Test on steel specimens Public Works Department and other Agencies 6,000
  Total Amount : 20,000

    2021-2022

Title Funding Agency Amount(Rs.)
Test on concrete and steel specimens Inkell Limited 10,200
Test on concrete specimens Creations Villa’s and Apartments and other Agencies 13,800
Test on materials Favourite homes and other Agencies 18,400
  Total Amount : 42,400

2. Architectural and Structural Design of Men’s hostel of MBCET

Under the leadership of Prof. P S Abraham, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,  the Architectural and structural consultancy works for the extension of Mar ApremMens Hostel of MBCET was executed by Dr. S Jayasree(HoD) and Mr. Akhil Raj(Assistant Professor).

3. Structural Design of Ladies Hostel of MBCET

The Team including Mr. Akhil Raj S.R(Assistant Professor) and Mrs. Anita A(Assistant Professor)under the leadership of Dr. S Jayasree (HoD)carried out the Geotechnical investigations and structural design for the extension of the building,Alphonsa Ladies Hostel.

Vision

To be a Centre of Excellence in Civil Engineering education with a global perspective, creating ethically strong engineers for the service of society.

Mission

To provide Engineering Education which can create exemplary professional Civil Engineers of high ethics with strong conceptual foundation coupled with practical insight, to serve the industry and community.