Computational Laboratory


The Department offers state-of-the-art computing facilities to the graduate students, research scholars and faculty members. In addition every faculty member is given one personal computer and most of the laboratories have their own computing facilities to meet their specialized requirements. A high-speed Local Area Network connection through the Institute's central facilities, ensure that all students and faculty have the most modern computing facilities, including round-the clock internet and e-mail connection, to meet their academic and research needs.

The major software packages available are:

Name of the Software

Purpose of the Software

CARIS Software

Mapping, spatial data analysis

STRAAP software

Structural analysis





ARC GIS – University Lab kit 8.3 software


REI HEADS Ver 2002

Highway Engineering design system

Geo Concept

Data interchange between maps

ENVI Ver 4.2

Image analysis

Build super fast


Visual Modflow

Ground water flow modeling

Map info Professional Version 8



Structural analysis and design

Bentley MX Road Max 2004

Road design

PLAXIS Professional V 8.2 + Dynamic Module + 3D Foundation V1.5

Analysis of Geotechnical problems


Stress analysis

STAAD Pro-2006

Structural analysis and design

 Apart from above software , the department has developed many packages for specific engineering applications Principal among them are:

  • RAPID:Rural Action Plan Integrated Database. A GIS based monitoring system developed in VB. TIMS:Travelers Information Management System OPERA : Online Processing of Electoral Results and Analysis MIGRAN:Model with Interactive Graphics for Route Analysis on Network . SPY:Simulation of Paddy Yield. DAM:Dam Safety Against Earthquake Load. WASP:Waste Data Acquisition and Analysis System for Online Processing
  • AIMIL GEOTECHNICAL ANALYSIS SOFTWARE (AIMIL GAS) AIMIL Geotechnical Analysis Software (AIMIL GAS) is a suite of analysis software for common geotechnical tests . It uses the data acquired by the AIMIL Data Acquisition System (AIMIL DAS ) and generate a number of analysis graphs and data . Even though it can use the data acquired by AIMILDAS directly , it is not a constraint . It can use data in the proper format from any source . It accepts additional test data from the user and performs the analysis . The analysis data can be viewed on screen or printed on any PC compatible printer .
  • AIMILDAS is an auto calibrating 16 channel , 16-bit Data Acquisition System which gathers data from energized transducers and saves the data. The AIMILDAS is designed to provide a bridge between existing test apparatus and the latest PC based technology using State of the art Graphical user interface on Windows. The Data Acquired by the energized transducer is converted into working units and presented in either a tabulated form or in a format which can be read directly by AIMILGAS. The acquired data can be post processed to produce various graphs of interest .


Lab in charge

Dr. R. Manjula
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
National Institute of Technology
Tiruchirappalli – 620 015.

Phone No : +91 431-2503167
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