Santa Clara University



The Civil Engineering Laboratories contain equipment and facilities to support research and teaching in materials engineering, structural engineering, stress analysis, soil mechanics, geology, transportation engineering and surveying, environmental quality, and hydraulics.

  • iconSimulation and Design Laboratory
    The Simulation and Design Laboratory maintains Windows-based personal computers that are used extensively in course assignments, design projects and research.
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  • iconConcrete Testing Laboratory
    The Concrete Testing Laboratory contains facilities for mixing, casting, curing, and testing concrete cylinders, beams, and reinforced concrete structural members. Learn More »
  • iconEnvironmental Laboratory

    The Environmental Laboratory is equipped with instrumentation needed for basic chemical and biological characterization of water, wastewater, and air samples, as well as several pilot-scale treatment systems.

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  • iconGeology Laboratory

    The Geology Laboratory is equipped with extensive rock and mineral samples as well as topographic, geologic, and soil maps.

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  • iconHydraulics Laboratory

    The Hydraulics Laboratory is shared with the Mechanical Engineering Department. It contains a tilting flume that can be fitted with various open-channel fixtures.

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  • iconSoils Mechanics Laboratory

    The Soil Mechanics Laboratory contains equipment for testing soils in shear, consolidation, and compaction and for other physical and chemical tests. Field testing and sampling equipment is also available.

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  • iconStructural and Strength of Materials Laboratory
    The Structural and Strength of Materials Laboratory is equipped with three universal testing machines and a closed-loop MTS hydraulic system. 
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  • iconSurveying Laboratory

    The Surveying Laboratory has a wide variety of equipment, such as self-leveling levels, transits, the odolites, and electronic distance-measuring devices available for instructional purposes.

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  • iconTraffic Laboratory

    The Traffic Laboratory has electronic volume counters that are used in studies to classify vehicles and measure their speeds in user-specified ranges and periods of time. This equipment is used for instructional and research purposes.

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