Highway and Transportation Engineering Laboratory

Lab In-charge:                        Dr. TWKIM Dias

Appointed TO:                        Mr KSR Wijayathilaka

Appointed Lab Attendant:    Mr. GMR Bandara


The Highway and Transportation Engineering Laboratory of the Civil Engineering Department is a teaching and research laboratory and facilitates students to conduct practicals and research-oriented experiments, standard tests and their applications to engineering problems in the areas of Highway and Transportation Engineering.

The laboratory is currently equipped with the following instruments to aid in undergraduate/ postgraduate learning and engineering research:

  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR) apparatus
  • Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)
  • Standardized bitumen penetrometer
  • Ring-and-Ball apparatus
  • Los Angeles Abrasion Value (LAAV) apparatus
  • Aggregate Impact Value (AIV) apparatus
  • Aggregate Crushing Value (ACV) apparatus
  • Ductility testing machine
  • Miscellaneous items:
    • Lab electric thermostatic drying oven
    • Mechanical tally counters
    • Thermometers of different ranges