Faculty and Student Research and Publications

The faculty members of the department had been involved in various research works and consultancy for both government and non-government organizations as resource persons, investigators and experts. IUCN, IWM, Department of Fisheries (DOF), Department of Public Health Engineering, Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), Dhaka Water supply and Sewage Authority (DWASA), Roads Highways Department (RHD), Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Soil and Water Foundation, EnergyPac Engineering. etc. are to name some of the organizations where the faculty members have worked as consultants.

Besides, the departmental faculty worked as resource persons for special trainings for professionals in organizations like IEB, PWD, JICA, Structural Engineers Ltd. (SEL), Holcim Bangladesh, Bio Properties Limited (BPL), Bangladesh Steel Re-rolling Mills (BSRM), Bangladesh Earthquake Society (BES), Bengal Fine Ceramics, IDA (Institute of Diploma Engineers Association of Bangladesh), Bangladesh Institute of Labor Studies etc. They have also received funds for research work from different organizations as well as the Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology.The faculty members have a number of publications in reputed national and international journals like the IEB Journal of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh Journal of Water Resources Research, ASCE Journals of Hydraulics, Materials in Civil Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Geomechanics, Journal of American Concrete Institute (ACI), Journal of the Society of Materials Science, ASME Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, International Journal of Sediment Research, Journal of Japan Society of Traffic Engineers (JSTE), Journal of International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS) Research, Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, International Journal of Sustainable Society, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Natural Resources Forum, Water Policy, Journal of International & Peace Studies, International Journal of Institutions and Economies, International Journal of Project Management, Journal of Business Economics and Management, Journal of Water Environment Research, etc.

They have also contributed papers in international conferences all over the world, like the International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering, International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development, International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering, Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, International Conference on Continental Earthquake, International Earthquake Symposium, International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia, East Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, IABSE International Conference on Role of Structural Engineers towards Reduction of Poverty, International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics & Computation, International Conference on Transportation Systems, Planning & Operation, Proceedings of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Proceedings of Water Policy, Proceedings of South Asia Water Forum, Geophysical Research, Conference on the Human Dimension of the Global Environmental Change, Annual Paper Meet and International Conference of IEB, International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

The departmental students are also involved in a number of project/research activities. For graduation from the CE department, submission of a thesis is mandatory for each student of the department. Students are categorized according to their CGPA and field of interests and assigned a supervisor who is expert in that field. Besides, an external expert (a renowned academician or professional working in relevant topics) is included in the Thesis Committee for each student, who must eventually present her/his thesis satisfactorily to the members of the committee. Some of the more recent and significant theses completed by the departmental students are as follows:

Concrete Technology
• Development of Self-Compacting Concrete in Bangladesh.
• Investigation of Pore Structures of Pervious Concrete by Using Digital Image Analysis.
• Investigation on Pervious Concrete Made with Locally Available Materials.
• Development of High Strength Concrete in Bangladesh.
• Use of Hard Rock as Coarse Aggregate for Making High Strength Concrete.
• Durability of Reinforced Concrete Structures.
• Modulus of Rupture of Concrete made of Various Types of Aggregate.
• Recycling of Demolished Concrete as Coarse and Fine Aggregate.
• Sustainable Concrete Structures in Bangladesh.
• Corrosion of Cement Paste Coated Steel Bars in Marine Concrete.
• Alkali-Silica-Reaction (ASR) Induced Expansion of Concrete Beams.

Environmental Engineering
• Environmental Impact Assessment of Siddhirgang-Maniknagar 230KV Transmission Line Project.
• Hospitals Waste Management in Bangladesh and Evaluation of Its Environmental Pollution.
• Water Quality and pollution Sources of Gulshan Lake.
• Surface water quality parameters in Shitalakhya River.
• Surface water quality parameters in Buringanga River.
• Wastewater Management in the Context of Bangladesh.
• The Extent of Sustainable use of Groundwater in Dhaka City: A Case Study on MODS Zone IV.
• The Extent of Sustainable use of Groundwater in Dhaka City: A Case Study on MODS Zone III.
• Drawing of potential evapotranspiration using GIS.
• Assessment of Noise Pollution in Dhanmondi and Mohammadpur Area.
• The Scenario of Arsenic and the Minerals in Ground of Bangladesh Using Arcview Software as GIS Tools.
• Assessment of Water Supply, Sanitation and Solid Waste Management of a Slum Area in Dhaka City.
• Solid Waste Management and Engineering in Noakhali Pourashava.
• Environmental Impact Assessment of a Cement Factory.

Geotechnical Engineering
• Drag load induced on single pile in collapsible soil during inundation.
• Comprehensive Study on Integrity Tests of Pile.
• Negative skin friction induced on single pile in collapsible soil during inundation.
• Pile Integrity Test and Ultrasonic Cross hole Test.
• Capacity of Pile Group in Cohesive Deposits.
• Analytical Capacity of Driven Pile.
• Analysis of Ultimate Load Bearing Capacity of Driven Piles.
• Computation of Bearing Capacity of Piles by Various Methods for different Soil Profiles.
• Ground Water Pumping and Its Impact On Dhaka City.
• Importance of Settlement During Foundation Design.
• Assessment of Geotechnical Properties of Dhaka Sub Soil.
• Evaluation of Design Methodologies to Calculate Bearing Capacity of Shallow and Deep Foundations.

Structural Engineering
• Flotation characteristics of Foundation and Multistoried Building.
• Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Structural Stability.
• Numerical Study on Design of Tsunami Resistant Buildings.
• Analysis of Optimum Structural Systems for High-Rise Building.
• Seismic Analysis of some Historical Masonry Structures in Bangladesh.
• Dynamic Response of Railing and Bridge to Impact Load and Seismic Vibration.
• Numerical Study on Design of Blast Resistant Buildings.
• Dynamic Response of Coastal Structures to Ocean Wave Loading.
• Moment Magnification for Columns in Flat Plate Buildings Considering Geometric Nonlinearity.
• Seismic Response and Drift Demand of Columns of Multistoried RC Farmed Building with Open Ground Floor
  as Soft Story.
• Effect of Shear and Compression Reinforcement on Ductility of RC Members.
• Numerical and Experimental Study of Structures with Soft Stories.
• Nonlinear Seismic Analysis and Design Options of RC Flat Slabs.
• Improving Earthquake Response of RC Structures by Seismic Detailing.

Transportation Engineering
• Present and Future- Simulation Analysis and Evaluation for Traffic Impacts on Highway of Cox’s Bazar
 City in Bangladesh based on VISSIM Simulation System.
• Analysis Of Passenger Service Quality of Bangladesh Railway by SPSS.
• Possible Causes and Solution of Traffic Congestion In Dhaka City.
• An Analysis of Motorcycle and Heavy Vehicle Accident Severity.
• Traffic Safety Assessment in Dhaka City based on Roadway Design Elements.
• Measures for Systematic Vehicular Movement At a Selected Intersection.
• Optimizing Signal Timing- An Efficient Way To Handle Traffic Congestion Water Resources Engineering.
• Micro Hydropower Potential in Bangladesh.
• Performance of Rubber Dam Projects in Bangladesh.
• Problems of Water Supply in Dhaka City and Possible Solution.
• Computation of Local Scour around Bridge.

Based on the theses the students of this department have publications in international conferences. Some of the research works done by the students were accepted in international conferences like:

• 3rd International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries, 2012, Thailand.
• 1st International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, 2012, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
• 3rd European Asian Civil Engineering Forum International Conference, 2011, Indonesia.
• International Conference on Environmental Technology and Construction Engineering for Sustainable
  Development, 2011, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
• Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) Conference, 2010, India.
• 3rd International Earthquake Symposium, 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
• 6th International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia, 2007, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
• 10th East Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, 2006, Bangkok, Thailand.
• 3rd Annual Paper Meet and International Conference on Civil Engineering, 2005, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
• 2nd International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, 2004, Capetown, South Africa.
• International Conference on Advances in Structures: Steel, Concrete, Composite and Aluminum-2003,
  Sydney, Australia.
• 2nd Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, 2002, Vancouver, Canada.





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