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Civil Engineering

Civil engineering research group at SLTC at the moment has its interest in Structural, Geotechnical, Hydraulics, Environmental and Transportation engineering, and Construction & Project Management specialization areas.

The Structural Engineering research group focuses on delivering sustainable engineering designs which are both cost-effective and environmentally friendly for construction. At the same time, works on alternative building materials with very low carbon footprints, which could reduce the impact on nature.

The Geotechnical Engineering research group focuses to help designing infrastructures composed or are in contact with soil or rock in a safe, environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner. The group is highly inter-disciplinary and research projects involve collaborating with experts in structural engineering, mechanics, geology, and seismology. Current research focusses are in the areas of groundwater and seepage analysis, landslides and slope stability, soft-ground improvement, shallow and deep foundations, and rock blasting.

The Hydraulics Engineering research group is collaborating with the University of Nottingham (UK) to simulate small time-scale water and sediment transport flows at the beach. The work consists of developing accurate models which can simulate surface flow, groundwater flow and sediment transport, which are then validated against prototype-scale laboratory experiments.

The Environmental Engineering research group is working on finding innovative and sustainable solutions for the environmental quality deterioration and the associated socio-economic impacts, coupled with escalating population and unsustainable development in technological, industrial as well as urbanization sectors. The key focus of this research thematic group is to conduct research projects in the major environmental concerns such as water and air pollution, management and mitigation, solid waste management, water sensitive urban design in the current world and hence to contribute the knowledge to achieving the goals of sustainable development and management around the globe.”

The research group of Construction & Project Management aim is to make solutions for the issues encountered by the project stake-holders in construction industry. Basic sub-categories of the research areas are Procurement & Tendering Process, Project Success, and Labor Management.