The Civil Engineering Department of GIET University encompasses various areas such as mechanics of materials, analysis and design of various components of infrastructure, management of natural resources among others. This discipline has impact on various sectors such as infrastructure, mining, and agriculture. The Department of Civil Engineering has been in the forefront in areas such as Theoretical and Applied mechanics, Reliability Engineering, Sustainability, Earthquake Engineering, Water Engineering. For operational purposes the department functions as a combination of four groups: Structural, Geotechnical, Water Resources, and Transportation Systems Engineering. The following are the major research areas pursued by the Civil Engineering Department:
Areas of research: air quality modelling in urban transport and industrial environment, environmental noise modelling, water quality modelling, biodegradation of industrial wastewater, removal of heavy metals from wastewater, sludge treatment.
Areas of research: soil behaviour, shallow and deep foundations, reinforced soil structures, landslides, soil dynamics, analysis and design of machine foundations, engineering seismology, wave propagation, seismic site characterization, seismic soil-structure interaction, seismic stability of slopes and retaining walls, design of offshore foundations, field instrumentation and testing, ground improvement techniques, geo-environmental engineering.
Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Areas of research: risk management, building information modelling, sustainable infrastructure, competency enhancement, project finance, durability studies in concrete, sustainable construction materials, corrosion of steel, reinforcement and protection measures, high performance concrete, non-destructive testing of concrete structures, construction management, construction finance.
Areas of research: structural dynamics, bridge engineering, wind induced vibration & control, non-destructive techniques, passive and semi-active control of buildings, performance based seismic design, system identification and structural health monitoring, seismic damage assessment, finite element mesh generation, optimization, retrofitting of structures, spectral finite element methods, structural reliability, fluid-structure interaction, seismic analysis of concrete dam, cost-effective housing.
Earth System Science and Engineering
Areas of research: study of sediment dynamics in fluvial systems, environmental impact/risk assessment & management, meso-scale distributed hydrological modelling, petrophysical modelling for petroleum exploration, advance remote sensing (hyperspectral, thermal and microwave) and GIS techniques for the earth and planetary exploration, airborne remote sensing for mapping and exploration, synthetic simulation, sensor calibration, airborne and terrestrial LiDAR, thermography, development of lumped parameter models, and flight planning.
Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering
Areas of research: meso-scale distributed hydrological modelling, satellite remote sensing and GIS for water resources management, computational river hydraulics and its applications, watershed and irrigation management, flow through porous media, stochastic sub-surface hydrology, rainfall modelling, modelling & simulation in free surface flow, GIS based watershed modelling, Dam Break Analysis.