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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS 2010 BATCH

 
​Name ​  Abstract ​Supervisor
​Sarmad Shakeel (GL)
Muhammad Mohsin
Asad Ali
Zeeshan Ul Hassan
Rana Muhammad Saad Khan
Title: Design of Earth Dam at Dalhore, Rawalpindi
Brief: The Project includes design of a small earthen dam and concrete gravity dam at Dalhore near Rawalpindi, using readily available construction material at site.  Performing cost benefit analysis and evaluating different alternatives of construction techniques and materials in order to reduce cost of construction and maintenance. Key construction specifications for contractors will also be outlined.

Dr. S. M. Jamil
s.muhammadjamil @yahoo.com
051-90854004
​MuddassirSanei (GL)
Qasim Khan
Muhammad Asim Ayaz
Mahmood Ahmad
Quddusi
Meesum Abbas






Title: Geotechnical Investigation and Design of Footing for Earth Sciences Building at SCEE.
Brief: Project aims at performing geotechnical investigation and thereafter provides design of footing for earth sciences building at SCEE. The project includes performing field tests at site and then utilizing software’s to determine geo technical design. Software will also be developed for calculating bearing capacity and settlement of soil. The project in compasses the concept and methodology required for the design of shallow foundations.

Dr. S. M. Jamil
s.muhammadjamil @yahoo.com
051-90854004
​Sahibzada Uzair Ullah (GL)
Abdul Basit
Syed Muhammad Ali
Saqib Ur Rehman
Muhammad Qasim






Title: Design of Small Dam in Potohar Region (Daducha Dam, Near DHA-II), Rawalpindi
Brief: The Project includes design of a small earthen dam using readily available construction material at site and concrete gravity dam. Keeping in view geology of the area which is a fault zone suggesting precautionary measures in case of breach by performing dam break analysis. Performing cost benefit analysis and evaluating different alternatives of construction techniques and materials in order to reduce cost of construction and maintenance. Key construction specifications for contractors will also be outlined.

Dr. Kamran Akhtar
kamran@nice.nust.edu.pk
051-90854629
​Muhammad Adeel Tahir (GL)
Muhammad Umar
Mashood Sharif
Zain Javed
Arslan Ahmed









Title: Jhika Gali (Study of Slope Stability in Murree).
Brief: Jhika Gali is an evolving metropolis is subjected
to constant tourist increase every year resulting in
maverick urbanization leading to increasing
congestion and drainage problem. Seepage from
drainage system and pounding of rain water
saturated the top soil with deterioration of bed
rock ensuing in major slope failures. This area
has been severely affected recently by a similar
landslide. This land slide has affected the local
road. This project will cover the critical aspects
of sedimentary rocks, analysis of this slope and
provide an economical solution to this natural
disaster.

Dr. Kamran Akhtar
kamran@nice.nust.edu.pk
051-90854629



​MubeenAyub (GL)
M. Saad Iftikhar
Rizwan Jabbar
Hafiz Waqas Khurshid
Adnan Ashraf
Nauman Waheed
Title: Design of Earth Dam Mirwal, Fateh Jhang.
Attock
Brief: The Project includes design of a small earthen dam at Mirwal near Fateh Jheng, using readily available construction material at site. Performing cost benefit analysis and evaluating different alternatives of construction techniques and materials in order to reduce cost of construction and maintenance. Key construction specifications for contractors will also be outlined.

Dr. Kamran Akhtar
kamran@nice.nust.edu.pk
051-90854629
​Umar Maqsood (GL)
Iftiaz Hussain
Waleed Ali
Faisal Sarwar
Farjad Hassan





Title: Use of bagasse Ash and marble powder as a SRM,s in Self Compacting System With/Without Different Gypsum Form.
Brief: The project is to study the effect of local SRMs on the properties of SCCS. The SRMs include the Lime, Bagasse Ash and Marble powder which are locally available in the locality of Islamabad.




Dr. Syed Ali Rizwan
syedalirizwan@hotmail.com
051-90854600
​Wajahat Ali (GL)
Ibtsam Ur Rehman
Kiani Muhammad
Shoaib
Muneeb Khurshid
Tariq Rehamn
Title: Use of lime With OPC in SCCS with Bagasse Ash and marble powder.
Brief: Self Compacting Cementitious Systems (SCCS) fall in the category of modern concrete technology which has been used effectively all over the world. Such systems offer uniform compaction as well as have uniform durability and are characterized by higher powder content with lower w/p ratio compared with the conventional concrete. Effect of Marble powder, lime and Bagasse Ash, on Self Compacting Cementitious System (SCCS) was studied. This would encourage effective use of recycled industrial waste like inert marble powder, resulting in more economical and self compacting concrete placements.

Dr. Syed Ali Rizwan
syedalirizwan@hotmail.com
051-90854600
​Arslan Qasim(GL)
Waleed Farooq
Moazam Ali
Afnan Mukhtar
Muhammad Danial





Title: Improvement of concrete material properties with graphite nanoplatelets.
Brief: Experimental investigations are done to identify the nano-reinforcement systems using graphite nano-platelets in concrete. The experimental program covered the mechanical, physical and durability characteristics as well as the structure and composition of concretes reinforced with
graphite nano-platelets.


Dr. Wasim Khaliq
wasimkhaliq@ nice.nust.edu.pk
051‐90854603
​Furqan Munir(GL)
Saim Raza
Abdul Rehman Qureshi
M.Khubaib Ilyas Khan
Saad Hassan Siddiqui
​Title: Earth Quake Resistant Infill in Steel Structures.
Brief: Seismic Performance Assessment of infilled steel and concrete frames in SAP2000 using Nonlinear Time history analysis. Seismic Vulnerability assessment of infilled steel and concrete frames in Perform 3D using Pushover analysis. Development of vulnerability curves for proposed buildings. Comparison of seismic behavior of bare and infilled frames. Development of empirical relations or factors that can be utilized practically to cater the effect of infill walls.

Asst Prof. Ansar Iqbal
ansarnara@yahoo.com
051-90854611
​Ahmed Aseem(GL)
Moiz Ul Fazal
Muhammad Saad Bin Pervez
Faizan Hameed
Waqar Hussnain





Title: Development of Android Based Application (CONCROID) for the analysis and design of concrete structures.
Brief: This application was developed using Android Development tool and Software Development Kit and provides the user with detailed analysis of major structural elements and also helps in the safe and serviceable design of major building elements. This application is one of its kind among other Civil Engineering software’s.

Asst Prof. Mansoor Khalid
mansoorkhalid_2000 @yahoo.com
051‐90854503
​Syed Kumail Raza Naqvi (GL)
Imtisal Afzal
Bilal Lal Khan
Rao Muhammad Waqar
Syed Furqan Haider
Title: Behaviour of RCC beam under ipact load
Brief: In this project a RCC beam is modeled in LsDyna software and studied its behavior under
low velocity impact of hammer. The results are found using von-misses theory and druckerprager
theory. These results are verified by experiment of RCC beam.

Asst Prof. Mansoor Khalid
mansoorkhalid_2000 @yahoo.com
051‐90854503
​Saba Zulfiqar (GL)
Anum Gillani
Maheen Khalid
Muhammad Waleed
Anwar








Title: Energy Efficient building Design.
Brief: Severe power shortages are expected in the near future in Pakistan. New sustainable initiatives are required to respond to the energy needs. Major share of electricity is consumed in buildings, may be they are for office, industry, or residential purpose. Therefore focus should be to build energy efficient building. Materials used, orientation, layout and internal fixture and fittings play an important role for energy consumption. Therefore focus of this study is to recommend suitable measures and materials to construct energy efficient buildings.


Asst Prof Amir Faizullah
amirfaiz52@yahoo.com
051-9085416




​Abdul Hanan Mughal (GL)
Taimour Ibraheem
Haider Ali
Muhammad Usman Malik
Usama Zafar
​Title: Rehabilitation of Buildings damaged due to earthquake.
Brief: The earthquake of 2005 jolted the half of the country, prior to which we were ignorant of this natural disaster. Pakistan’s’ capital and northern areas including Kashmir lie on the fault zone. The rehabilitation of buildings damaged due to earthquake is tedious and technical job and it requires meticulous planning, design and construction methodology. The aim of this study is to understand the effects of earthquake on buildings and recommend ways to build earthquake resistance buildings and recommend measure to rehabilitate these buildings.

Asst Prof Amir Faizullah
amirfaiz52@yahoo.com
051-9085416
​Waseem Akhtar (GL)
Adeel Ahmed Abbasi
Zeeshan Ahmed
FarhanIftikhar
Aamir Bilal







Title: An early earth-quake loss assessment framework of Pakistan.
Brief: Pakistan is an earthquake prone region where major earthquakes have struck in the past. After the Kashmir (2005) earthquake National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was established. However, there is still a need of devices that can predict the scale of monetary loss and human casualties just after a major earthquake. This project is focused on development of a computer program (framework) that will be able to predict loss and casualties in case of a future earthquake event in Pakistan.
Dr Shaukat Khan.bmp
Dr. Shaukat Ali Khan
shaukat.khan@gmail.com
051-90854619

​Uzair Maqbool (GL)
Muhammad Umair
Muhammad Mohsin Waqas
Asadullah Shah
Muhammad Waleed Usman
Title: Probabilistic Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of RC frames structures in Pakistan.
Brief: The project entails typical existing reinforced concrete framed structures in Pakistan. Seismic vulnerability assessment is carried by predicting structural response by varying construction deficiencies using analytical simulation techniques. The outcome of project will lead to better future risk assessments studies for existing building stock of Pakistan.
Dr Shaukat Khan.bmp
Dr. Shaukat Ali Khan
shaukat.khan@gmail.com
051-90854619
​Mansoor Hussain Bhatti (GL)
Syed Uzair Us Salam Shah
Peerzada Danish
Rasool Masoodi
Nasir Hameed
Fawad Butt



Title: Strengthening of RC Structure (beams/Girders/Columns) Using FRPs or GRPs
Brief: FRP”s are now much highlighted in the field of civil engineering. It finds its application in all disciplines in one way or the other. The project is primarily aimed at studying the properties of
Fiber Reinforced Polymers and its various types and how they affect the strength parameters of
RC Structures.

Asst Prof Musaad Zaheer
sarbaan_nust@hotmail.com
051-90854622
​Kashif Mushtaq (GL)
Shakeel Ahmed
Muhammad Mudassar
Ibne Shafiq
Zulkifa lMazhar
Saad Imtiaz
Umer Farooq
​Title: Hydropower Potential at a Selected Canal Fall Site
Brief: The reliable source of energy is considered to be the engine for the economic growth. The availability of cheap and sufficient energy is a basic economic need and an engine for the advancement of society. The production cost of the thermal power, due to escalation in oil and gas prices is much higher than hydel power. Therefore keeping in view the importance of hydel power, through data analysis an effort has been done to identify the hydel power potential at irrigation channel of Khanpur Dam. Khanpur Dam is located on the Haro River near Potowar Plateau and the village of Khanpur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, about 25 miles (40 km) from Islamabad, Pakistan. It caters to domestic water supplies in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, and irrigation water to many of the agricultural and industrial areas surrounding the cities.
The dam was completed in 1983, is 167 feet (51 m) high and stores 110,000 acre feet (140,000,000 m3) of water. Finally after carrying out topographical survey along with the information about geology of the area, layout plans of power house along with the diversion channel and other ancillary works are being done. After identifying the hydel power potential at a canal of Khanpur Dam, the project will help the people of nearby places to fulfill their electricity needs.

Dr. Shakil Ahmad
shakilahmad@nice.nust.edu.pk
051-9085414
​Taimoor Ahmed (GL)
Muhammad Hamza Baig
Iftikhar Qayyum
Muhammad Adnan Iqbal
Tahreem Nadeem
Noor Aminah Usman


















Title: Design and analysis of concrete gravity dam (Papin dam)
Brief: Hydro power generation is one of the most developed renewable energy forms with a total world consumption of 19% that is being generated from large and small hydroelectric plants. In China alone, 19000 MW of energy is produced via small hydro power projects. Punjab is the largest province of Pakistan by virtue of population and population growth. Indus Basin Irrigation System’s major portion makes way to the Arabian Sea via Punjab. In North West, it has a substantial tract of uplands called Potohar Plateau. This area has undulating topography and agriculture depends on rainfall and groundwater abstraction.
Due to available rain, favoring topography, ravines, available hydraulic heads, small basins and depressions, Potohar Plateau has a great potential for construction of small dams for agricultural needs and electricity generation. Soan River is one of the major rivers of the Potohar plateau in Punjab. It comprises of a basin area of 11100 square kilometers. The proposed dam site is located on WadalaKas, about 60km southwest of Rawalpindi.
Mrs Ammara.bmp
Asst Prof. Ammara Mubeen
ammara807@gmail.com
051-90854678














​Muhammad Idreesur Rehman (GL)
Muhammad Sundeed
Muneeb Ahmed
Hassan Malik
Mohammad Uzair Arif
Title: Rainwater Harvesting.
Brief: Water’s safe and continuous supply lies in proper management and proper use. Our aim was towork on a project which will offer a great deal of objectivity. We wanted to work on a more tangible project, a project which offers water security to a common household. After careful analysis and meticulous research we came across Rain water Harvesting (RWH). RWH phenomenon provided us with an opportunity to study it in the backdrop of the prevailing water shortage, which has engulfed Islamabad and the surrounding areas. With the population on constant rise and unabated urbanization, water shortages are only going to exacerbate until and unless innovation is allowed to take its course.
The project covers the
1) Study of Rainfall trends of the region
(Pakistan Islamabad).
2) Calculation of water requirements.
3) Designing of water storage tanks.
4)Some filtration and/or disinfection
mechanism.
5) Recirculation Plan for filtered water
6) Linking the storage tanks.
7) Tests to check the water quality
8) Studying the strata for Ground water
recharge.
9) Designing some infiltration mechanism like
pits.
We plan to practically install the Roof top RWH system at NICE. All the preliminary study has been done and the preliminary design has been worked out however final design and the subsequent integration with the NICE water supply system will be materialized once pilot design is installed and the quality of water in terms of chemical, physical and biological properties is verified through sample testing to be within WHO and Pak EPA standards. The benefits that we anticipate are manifold ranging from conserving the ground water aquifer to conserving the energy through Roof Top Rain water harvesting and reuse of Grey watersubsequently developing a sustainable integrated water management system within the
buildings.

Lec Sana Khan
saffron82@gmail.com
051-90854621


​M. Farhan (GL)
Waqas Nabi Shah
M. Kamran Qamar
Fawad Akhtar
M. Ahmad
M. Usman
Syed Waqar Haider



















Title: Development of a Framework of Actuated Signalized Intersection and its Implementation on an Existing Intersection.
Brief: The two foci of traffic engineering are safety and efficiency of traffic flow. Traffic signals control the competing flows of traffic thus improving safety as well as efficiency of traffic progression. Traffic efficiency problems are increasingly being addressed by Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) often in conjecture with others engineering disciplines such as computer engineering and electrical engineering. The actuated signal controllers are one of the many components of an ITS. Actuated signal controllers are demand driven, and can change/skip phases before they reach their time limits. This project is focused on improvement of traffic flow conditions at an intersection through the application of actuated signals instead of conventional pre-timed signals. The most common vehicle detectors are the Inductive Loop Detectors, however, this project has also considered the merits of a new and economical sensor i.e. Magnetometer. Along with a detailed framework this project demonstrates a complete control and monitoring software of the ITS for a Metropolitan city
Dr Irfan.bmp
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
drirfan-nit@nust.edu.pk
051-90854114














​Muhammad Ahsan Ali
(GL)
Rana Jahanzaib Munir
Nasir Ali
Zain Iqbal
Maisam Tamar
Muhammad Adeel Rauf
Aheed Naveed Ahmad
Title: Traffic Analysis of Peshawar Road (N-5)
Corridor: Volume Studies and Queuing Analyses.
Brief: A comprehensive traffic study for N-5 corridor
from golra to gpochowk. Study performs check on existing traffic flow condition with the aim of recommending traffic improvements via analyzing data collected from field using Synchro 8 software and traffic parameters such as LOS, ICU and delays. An environment impact assessment of the insuring delays/inefficiencies of the traffic stream is also included.
Dr Irfan.bmp
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
drirfan-nit@nust.edu.pk
051-90854114
​Arslan Jamil (GL)
Moatsim Javed
Rana Ahmad Aamir
Syed Ayaz Ahmed
Bukhari
Usman Asif
Zaid Ummar
Hafiz Muhammad Bilal






Title: Level of Service Analysis for Urban Arterial in
Mixed Traffic Condition Ising Field Data.
Brief: The present study aimed to investigate the
impact of police established security checkpost on overall traffic operation and resulting higher vehicle operating and travel time cost incurred by the commuters while passing through different security check post, in Islamabad capital territory. In addition different security checkpost designs have been proposed for smooth flow of traffic. This study also carried out an economic efficiency analysis of upgrading security check posts to proposed new design and quantified the benefits resulting from use of new checkpost design.

Dr. Anwaar Ahmed
dranwaar@scee.nust.edu.pk
051-90854160
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
(Co-Adv)

​Attiq Ur Rahman Dogar (GL)
Saad Ahmad
Ali Qumain
Taimoor Abbas Ali
Sohaib Ishaq
Muneeb Ahsan
Zain Riaz
Title: Traffic Signal Coordination: Improving Mobility on Urban Arterial using Traffic Signal System Coordination.
Brief: Objective of our project is to increase efficiency of through traffic from Qasim Market Intersection to P.C.Hotel Intersection. This can be done either by coordinating traffic signal timings or by suggesting a traffic management plan. We conducted site surveys and collected data of traffic volumes, signal timings, travel times through this corridor and measured geometry of intersections.
This data is then used to model the corridor on SYNCHRO (traffic analysis software). Level of service and approach delays are calculated using
this software. Signal timings are optimized and coordinated with each other and then travel times through this corridor are observed with these improved timings. Then, this plan is compared with a different traffic management plan and cost benefit analysis is done. Environmental and economic impacts of these plans are compared and a better proposal is then selected. For simulation we are using SimTraffic and VisSIM. Through these plans, travel times as well as fuel consumption through this corridor will reduce.

Dr. Anwaar Ahmed
dranwaar@scee.nust.edu.pk
051-90854160
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
(Co-Adv)
​Umer Mansoor (GL)
Muhammad Haris
Nowsherwan
Seemab Mubarak
Wasim Abbas
HasnanNafees







Title: Comparison of Volumetric Properties of Marshall and Super Pave for NHS Mixes.
Brief: To compare the volumetric properties of Marshall and Superpave mix design for NHA
mixes. Superpave mix design uses an improve method of laboratory compaction that reflexes
field condition called gyratory compaction. It will help in introducing a new mix design technology in Pakistan.




Dr. Arshad Hussain
Email arshad_nit@ya
hoo.com
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
(Co-Adv)
051-90854163
​Fazal Rehman Safi (GL)
Sajid Raza
Zain Ul Abdin
Azaz Arif
NisarMuhammad
Khan Kundi
Muhammad Fahad
Rasheed
Sajjad Ali
Title: Evaluation of Aggregates Properties for HMA Pavement Construction in Pakistan using Aggregate from Dina Quarry.
Brief: The purpose of this project is to see the performance of Dina quarries as potential aggregates for pavement construction. For this purpose the Dina aggregate properties are compared with the Margalla aggregates which are most extensively use in pavement construction. The aggregate properties like specific gravity, water absorption, los angles abrasion, soundness, shape, crushing and impact value conform to the required pavement standards. The asphalt mixture design make with the Dina aggregate by Marshall method also shows suitable performance. These laboratory testing indicates that Dina quarries are potential aggregates for pavement construction in the Punjab province.

Dr. Arshad Hussain
Email arshad_nit@ya
hoo.com
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
(Co-Adv)
051-90854163
​Muhammad Ziyad
Rasheed (GL)
Mariam Masood
Ahmad Sallar
Naveeda Ahmad
Mubasher Nawaz
Ahmed Hassan




Title: Integrated gis-gps system for rail operations management in Pakistan.
Brief: Applications of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in rail traffic have been employed. The conventional distance-time graph being used at Traffic Control Unit (in each division) has been proposed to be modernized with the GIS-GPS integrated system at Pakistan Railways. This will ensure improved and accurate coordination for rail operations, time table scheduling and traffic planning.

Dr. Muhammad Babar Khan
babarnit@ nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854177
​Usman Ahmed (GL)
Moeid Qurashi
Muhammad Waqas
Muneer
Muhammad Hadi
Jahandad Nasir
Syed Wajhi-Ul-Hassan
Title: Traffic Studies to Evaluate the Saturation Flow Rates: A case study of an Urban & Intersection of Rawalpindi.
Brief: Saturation flow rates are used for signal designing; they give an idea of intersection capacity. Currently Pakistan is using American saturation flow rate values. The traffic conditions in America are quite different from Pakistan’s and may not give efficient results. We are attempting to calculate our own values and compare them with that of America’s. For the process we are analyzing traffic flow through intersections of 9th avenue Islamabad and Sadar Rawalpindi.
Asst. Prof. Kamran Mushtaq.bmp
Asst Prof Kamran Mushtaq
kamran-nit@nust.edu.pk
051-90854161
​Abdul Mughees Khan
(GL)
Syed Kashif Ali Shah
Hamza Khan Shinwari
Sharjeel Ahmed Tariq
Malik Awais Ali Shah




Title: Effect of Building Information Modeling on project life cycling : A Case study of NEPRA House project
Brief: Building Information Modeling (BIM) will be applied on the NEPRA building to model project life cycle.




Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
​Usama Mazhar (GL)
Hamza Ali Nisar
Mirza Nauman
Zeeshan
Sheryar Ali Khan
Saad Ijaz
Title: Building Information Modeling in process design and engineering.
Brief: Building Information Modeling involves creating digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility in 3-D. For this project Autodesk Revit will be used and quantity estimation will be carried out using the software and comparing it with traditional methods.
Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
​Abdul Munaf
Khan(GL)
M. Usama Afzal
Sohail Hussain Shah





Title: Estimation and Scheduling of high-rise building : A case study of Rawalpindi Institute of
Urology building
Brief: To develop a schedule for the construction project, quantities will be calculated and
duration to perform each activity will be determined and then schedule will be prepared using Primavera P6 software.


Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
​Mustafa Javed (GL)
Attiq Ur Rehman
Khawaja Obaid Ullah
Faheem
Ali Akbar Sial
Fizan Ali
Title: Estimation and Scheduling of high-rise building : A case study of EOBI building
Brief: In order to develop a schedule for the construction project, quantities will be calculated and duration to perform each activity will be determined and then schedule will be prepared using Primavera P6 software.
Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
​Addul Samad Khan (GL)
Asad Farooq Virk
UzairShafqat
IhteshtamUlHaq
Ahmed Waheed




Title: Integrating construction process documentation into building information modeling: Using EOBI building as an example.
Brief: Building Information Modeling (BIM), a slightly new idea in the construction industry. Using modern tools of construction makes the construction project cost efficient and a planning, scheduling, estimating, applying resources, safety will improve.
Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
​Muhammad Faizan Khan (GL)
Mohmed Mehran Khan
Usaid Adil
FarzanSohail
Uzair Tahir
Title: Cost Estimating and Scheduling in BIM technology: Using SMME building as a model
Brief: Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an emerging technology in Architecture,
Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. BIM is a computable representation of building
and its related information, which provides a virtual view of the objects in the building with
physical geometry (2D or 3D) and other functional parameters.
Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS         2009 BATCH

Name   Abstract Supervisor
​Ameer Hamza (GL)
Muhammad Bilal Niazi
Shariq Iqbal
Waseem Akram Khan
Hassan Rauf
Title: Deep Excavation and Pile Shafting
Brief: During deep excavations, especially in built up areas, a large number of problems can be encountered. Therefore to eliminate the difficulties to carry out required excavations, the methods for retaining the soil from falling in have been extensively studied to achieve a reasonable solution. The planned purpose of the project is to establish the following:
• Understanding of challenges expected during
deep excavations.
• Solutions for safe and successful excavations in
built up area.
• Learn about the stress distribution for strutted
excavation in various types of soils.
• Design of micro piles and anchors.
• Recommendation of suitable approaches,
economically and practically.
Dr Jamil.bmp
Dr. S. M. Jamil
s.muhammadjamil @yahoo.com
051-90854004
​Waleed Hasan (GL)
Muhammad Abu Bakar Jamil
Hamid Ali
Jawad Mughal
Muhammad Momin Shahzad










Title: Liquefaction of Soil.
Brief: The project focuses on liquefaction of soil. Students have tried to explain and understand the phenomenon of liquefaction; behavior of soil during liquefaction, the stresses on soil particles, factors leading to liquefaction and the methods to counter liquefaction. To help them understand the consequences of liquefaction they have included a few case studies. Their project also focuses on semiempirical techniques of evaluating liquefaction and the shear wave velocity method. Lastly, they have constructed a liquefaction tank that physically demonstrates the process of liquefaction; the tank imitates real world ground water table and soil conditions, and causes the soil inside to liquefy when it is operated.


Dr. Kamran Akhtar
kamran@nice.nust.edu.pk
051-90854629







​Muhammad Haris (GL)
BilalMukhtar
Zain Ali Raza
Muzamil Hussain
Ammara Qamar
​Title: Rain water Harvesting and Design of Earth Filled Dam.
Brief: The project is regarding Rainwater Harvesting and Design of a Dam at NUST. The project includes different techniques used for Rainwater Harvesting and the benefits associated with applying these techniques in NUST. The most important and effective technique of Rainwater Harvesting is to design a dam. The project includes the design of earthen dams, both homogeneous and zoned. Also, the design of a concrete (gravity) dam and retaining wall, along with design of its spillway has been done. The hydrological calculations have been performed using HEC HMS. Stability Analyses have been performed for different conditions using Rocscience Slide 6. The cost estimation of each design has been carried out and the most economical one has been proposed. In addition, the environmental aspects have been taken into consideration, and a suggestion has been put forward to maintain public health and safety from the undesirable effects of pounded water.

Dr. Kamran Akhtar
kamran@nice.nust.edu.pk
051-90854629
​Mushahid Maqsood Khan (GL)
Khyzer Ahmed Sheikh
Muhammad Pervaiz
Zuneera Ashfaq
















Title: Slope Stability of Jhika Gali.
Brief: Murree ‐Jhika Gali being well renowned tourist
resort in one of the hilly areas of Pakistan. Jhika‐Gali is not only a place of tourist attraction but also an important strategic location. A number of defense installation and headquarter i.e. PAF base and divisional head quarters are located in the adjoining areas. Jhika Gali is an evolving metropolis and is subjected to constant tourist increase every year resulting in maverick urbanization leading to increasing congestion and drainage problem. Seepage from drainage system and pounding of rain water saturated the top soil with deterioration of bed rock ensuing in major slope failures. This area has been severely affected recently by a similar landslide. This land slide has affected the local road. This project will cover the critical aspects of sedimentary rocks, analysis of this slope and provide an economical solution to this natural disaster. The research study is aimed at studying the behavior of the soil in the area along with determining the root cause of slope instability in Jhika‐ Gali.

Dr. Kamran Akhtar
kamran@nice.nust.edu.pk
051-90854629











​Hafiz Muhammad Irfan Iqbal (GL)
Muhammad Awais Tariq
Muhammad Arslan Sheikh
Ali Naqash Altaf
Jahangir Ali
Title: Experimental Study of Ultra High early Strength repair grout  systems
Brief: A theoretical as well as experimental study was carried out on ultra high early strength repair grout system to make self‐compacting pre‐placed aggregate concrete (PAC). A blend of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and Calcium aluminate cement (CAC) was used. Some other admixtures were also used such as a PCE based super plasticizer, accelerator and fly ash to help in the flow, setting and durability aspects. Using different formulations a setting time of 9 to 13 minutes was observed and a half hour compressive strength of 1500 psi was obtained using blended cement. Additionally strength of 4000 psi at the age of 30 minutes using CAC alone was achieved using different chemical admixtures. The parameters studied include water demand, setting time, flow and compressive strength of grouts.

Dr. Syed Ali Rizwan
syedalirizwan@hotmail.com
051-90854600
​Farid Ullah (GL)
Iqra Mustafa
Ayesha Saif
Umair Iqbal
Hassan Farooq







Title: Seismic Vulnerability of Masonry in filled Reinforced Concrete Buildings.
Brief: Majority of Reinforced Concrete (RC) buildings in Pakistan and all over the developing world are infilled with masonry walls. These masonry in‐fills alter the seismic behavior of RC structures and make them brittle in nature. This project determines the seismic vulnerability of masonry in‐filled RC structures typical to Pakistan building stock.



Dr Shaukat Khan.bmp
Dr. Shaukat Ali Khan
shaukat.khan@gmail.com
051-90854619
​Tanzeela Bakhtawar (GL)
Beenish Bakhtawar
Afeefa Arshad
Neha Mahmood
Taimoor Ghias
Title: A study of self‐compacting paste systems using secondary raw materials
Brief: An extensive study on self‐compacting paste (SCP) systems has been conducted over a period  of three semesters as part of an undergraduate research project in an attempt to investigate the effects of different cement replacements by SRMs, on the properties of fresh and hardened SCP systems. The secondary Raw Materials (SRM`s) included include silica fume, fly ash and Hemi hydrate and their combinations. SRMs were provided by IKGB TU Freiberg Germany under DAAD Collaborative research. The parameters studied included SRM particle characterization, water demand, setting time, flow and strength Response of SCP systems. In addition micro‐structural studies, calorimetric studies and rheological studies were also done.

Dr. Syed Ali Rizwan
syedalirizwan@hotmail.com
051-90854600
​Ghazanfar Ali Anwar (GL)
Usama Islam
Kamran Jilani
Bilal Shahid
Osama Shakil





Title: Seismic Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structures.
Brief: Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) are used as aseismic strengthening technology. This project compares the post seismic consequences of FRP strengthened and un‐strengthened Reinforced Concrete (RC) structure typical to Pakistan building stock.


Dr Shaukat Khan.bmp
Dr. Shaukat Ali Khan
shaukat.khan@gmail.com
051-90854619
​Abdullah Khan (GL)
Aitizaz Arshad
Muhammad Ali
Qaisar Zulifqar
Muhammad Zeshan Akbar
Title: Modeling of Impact Damage in Structural
Composites.
Brief: Development of a finite element model of a masonry arch for approximation of the impact force. The calibration of model is carried by comparing it with experimental results obtained.
Dr Qadir Bhatti.bmp
Dr. A. Q. Bhatti
bhatti-nit@nust.edu.pk
051-90854615
​Iqra Choudhry (GL)
Muhammad Azeem
Fahad Khan
Norma Ali Khan
Sara Farooq





Title: The size effect Analysis of Steel Concrete Bond
Strength.
Brief: The size effect of different concrete samples and reinforcement steels is studied both experimentally and analytically to determine its significance in steel‐concrete bond strength. The factors affecting the bond strength are studied and a correlation is developed to predict the bond strength in RC members based on numerical studies.


Dr. Wasim Khaliq
wasimkhaliq@ nice.nust.edu.pk
051‐90854603
​Saad Ullah (GL)
Muhammad Umar Riaz
Uzair Ibrar
Ateeb Khan Tareen
Umair Mujahid
Title: Incorporating Facture Mechanics in Reinforced
Concrete Structures.
Brief: In this project, fracture mechanism process is
studied and utilized in design and analysis of reinforced concrete (RC) structures. The research focuses and utilizes the analytical concepts for calculating crack mouth opening displacements and crack propagation. The results from the study are utilized to determine possible ways for design
improvements in RC structures.

Dr. Wasim Khaliq
wasimkhaliq@ nice.nust.edu.pk
051‐90854603
​Sheheryar Shafique (GL)
Muhammad Hamza Kiyani
Usama Liaqat Butt
Muhammad Faizan Akbar
Akbar Mahmood





Title: Repair of Reinforced Concrete Structure using FRC Composites.
Brief: In this study, feasibility and application of fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) for repair of structural members is being researched. The results present the improvement in mechanical properties of FRC as compared with plain concrete by lab testing on samples repaired with FRC. A elaborate repair method for RC members is also devised based on this study.

Dr. Wasim Khaliq
wasimkhaliq@ nice.nust.edu.pk
051‐90854603
​Jamal Ali (GL)
Shaqran Zuberi
Junaid Waheed
Abid Karim
Muhammad Omaid Farooq
Sheikh
Title: Analysis of Shear Walls on Lateral Drift Control in Medium Rise (8‐12 stories) Buildings.
Brief: 3 Case studies have been performed on medium to high rise existing structures. Modeling and analysis is done in ETABS. Locations as well as thickness of shear wall have been changed to see its effectiveness in controlling lateral drifts. The results are tabulated and graphs are plotted that relate lateral displacement with height of the structure. After all the iterations 1 location of shear wall is selected that gives the most optimum and economical results.

Asst Prof. Mansoor Khalid
mansoorkhalid_2000 @yahoo.com
051‐90854503
​Muhammad Zeshan Sikandar (GL)
Urva Abid
Muhammad Obaidullah Asad
Muhammad Adnan Majeed
Muhammad Azhar
















​Title: Strength Enhancement of Beams using Carbon Fibers Reinforced Polymers (CFRP).
Brief: An experimental study was carried out on flexural strengthening of beams as a part of undergraduate research project.This experimental attempt was made to enhance the flexural strength of beams by using Carbon Fibers Reinforced Polymers (CFRP) Sheets. CFRP sheets are applied at the soffit of the beam with an adhesive epoxy for flexural strengthening of beams. In our testing program, six beams were tested. Two were simply reinforced, two were pre‐cracked reinforced beams retrofitted with CFRP and two beams were un‐cracked reinforced beams retrofitted with CFRP sheets. After performing the tests, the strength of beams retrofitted with CFRP sheets showed 75‐80 percent more strength than simple RC beams. In addition to that, beams retrofitted with CFRP sheets decrease the deflections
up to 80 percent at same loading condition. Also there was significant decrease in crack widths of beams retrofitted with CFRP sheets. Results showed that precracked and un‐cracked beams represent similar characteristics.

Asst Prof. Mansoor Khalid
mansoorkhalid_2000 @yahoo.com
051‐90854503











​Muhammad Qasim (GL)
Muhammad Tayyab Sohil
Shakeel Ahmed
Jalal Afsar
Hassan Raza
Title: Comparison of Effects of location of Bracings in Medium Rise Concrete frame buildings (8‐12 stories).
Brief: Buildings which have been designed and constructed using shear walls are modeled in ETABS. Shear walls are replaced with concrete bracings to find the results and behavior of building in earthquake. Types, Sizes and locations are governing factors for bracing used in concrete multistory buildings. Therefore Bracings with different Cross Sections are studied against the earthquake loadings. Different shapes of Bracings are studied to find the behavior of these shapes. Lateral Drifts are recorded by changing the positions of Concrete Bracings in the building. This comparison of different locations gives a comprehensive understanding about torsion.

Asst Prof. Mansoor Khalid
mansoorkhalid_2000 @yahoo.com
051‐90854503
​Misqal A Iqbal (GL)
Abdul Haseeb Khan
Ahad Aziz
Hassan Ejaz Cheema
Muhammad Qasim Ali Waris





















Title: Structural Analysis of Cable Stayed Extra Dozed Bridge in Naulchi, Muzaffarabad.
Brief: The Cable Stayed Extradosed Bridge at Naluchi crosses the deep valley of Jhelum River. Road level is 60 meters higher than the river bed. The distance between the cliff edge on the left bank (east side) and the edge on he right bank (west side) is about 400 meters. An extradosed bridge (main bridge) and viaduct (approaches) are selected to connect these edges. Approach of this final year project comprises of general review and recalculation of bridge design and analysis. Recalculation is done using three dimensional model in computing software SAP2000. Recalculation includes dead load analysis, Live load analysis and Dynamic Analysis. Earthquake acceleration using time history and response spectrum are applied to the bridge structure. Recommended earthquake in Muzaffarabad region are calculated. In order to check safety of structure, earthquake of higher magnitude are also applied. Miscellaneous calculations regarding, scouring, collision of rock with the pier during flood, calculation for the inner cables required for the balance cantilever construction, cross‐beams, stability of bridge/shinso foundation, are also included. Comparative study enlists the results of consultant design calculation and recalculation.
Mrs Ammara.bmp
Asst Prof. Ammara Mubeen
ammara807@gmail.com
051-90854678















Arslan Hameed (GL)
Hamza Ejaz
WaqasMajeed
Saif Ullah Khalid
Muhammad AwaisMalik
Title: Laboratory Characterization of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) using Strength and Stiffness Parameters
Brief: Low stiffness and instability of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) are often attributed to low performance which can be controlled by optimal combination of aggregate, bitumen content and their types/ grades. The resilient modulus is one of the performance parameter for mechanistic analysis of pavement responses under dynamic loading. This project evaluates the strength and stiffness parameters of HMA by preparing the specimens of dense graded mixes (NHA Gradation B: ¾ inch maximum aggregate size) by Marshall and Gyratory compaction methods. Three different penetration grades bitumen i.e. ARL 60‐70, ARL 80‐100 and Polymer modified bitumen (PMB) were used for the preparation of mixes. The indirect tensile strength test (IDT) and Resilient Modulus tests were conducted on these specimens in Universal Testing Machine (UTM‐25). The analysis of experimental results revealed that the specimens prepared by using PMB and Marshall comp active effort showed high strength and stiffness as compared to other penetration grades bitumen. The outcomes of this project will help the highway agencies to improve the mix design methodology.

Asst Prof. Kashif Ahmed Khan
kashifnit@ scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854130
​Yasir Mehmood Ansari (GL)
Muhammad Temur Tariq
Muhammad Haris Talal
Rehan Ali
Kamran Abdullah Masood














Title: Performance Evaluation of Kashmir Highway and G‐11 At‐grade Signalized Urban Intersection in Islamabad using Synchro/Simtraffic Software Package.
Brief: This project investigates various factors affecting
the operations on at‐grade urban signalized intersection at Kashmir Highway and G‐11, Islamabad. The factors considered are, (a) capacity analysis, (b) volume/capacity ratio, (c) delay analysis (approach delay, control delay), (d) existing level of service (LOS) and (e) intersection capacity utilization (ICU). The analyses are being conducted with existing traffic conditions and projected traffic volumes after the rehabilitation and construction of 10 lanes urban arterial/ Kashmir highway. In the short‐term, LOS can be improved by increasing the number of lanes. Whereas in long‐term grade separation of at‐grade signalized intersection is recommended.

Dr. Muhammad Babar Khan
babarnit@ nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854177








​Muhammad Affan Minir (GL)
Taimur Karim
Bilal Arshad
Syed M. Imran Ali
Shakaib Arsalan
Title: Traffic/ Capacity Analysis of Golra Morr Roundabout / Toll Plaza at Islamabad Entrance.
Brief: Congestions on our roadways is a growing problem. The traffic roundabout at Golra Morr along with a toll plaza causes traffic queues at Islamabad entrance and road users face congestion in morning and evening peak traffic hours. Students were assigned to carry out this location’s traffic capacity analysis and solve/ mitigate this problem by proposing different alternatives and then suggesting the best alternative to be recommended for this location.

Asst Prof. Malik Saqib Mahmood
saqibnit@ scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐90854162
​Syed Hassan Bin Shahid
(GL)
Muhammad Hasnain
Muhammad Mohsin Tariq
Muhammad Muneeb Ur
Rehman Khan
Muhammad Ahsan Iqbal



Title: Calculation of Over Head Cost of Foundation University Project.
Brief: Construction projects contain direct costs and indirect cost. Indirect costs are assigned as a %age of the construction traditionally. A case study of the Fauji Foundation University was done to calculate the detailed overhead costs and then compared with the original cost.


Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
​Isma Ali (GL)
Hamza Masud
Ali Aqsam
Sajid Nazeer
M Irfan Ali
Title: Study of Quality Management System in Building
Projects – A case Study of DHA Valley.
Brief: Construction quality is one of the main objectives of any project. In order to comprehend the quality management system on construction project, a case study of DHA valley project was carried out. It presented an opportunity to learn practical aspects of the quality assurance and control.
Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
​Asad Husnain (GL)
Ghulam Rashid
Ali Raza
Muhammad Mughees
Usama Zahid





Title: Safety Management Practices in High Rise Buildings – A case Study of Centaurus.
Brief: One the most important concern in any construction project is the safety. Through this project students studied the construction safety practices being followed at different construction project.




Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
​Muhammad Azib Hassan
(GL)
Syed Sibtul Hassan Bukhari
Athal Bahsir Khan
Junaid Riaz
Noman Akbar Sheikh
Omar Tariq Chaudhry
Title: Quality Management Practices – A Case Study of
Islamabad Airport.
Brief: Construction quality is one of the main objectives of any project. In order to comprehend the quality management system on construction project, a case study of New Banazir Bhutto International Airport project was carried out. It presented an opportunity to learn practical aspects of the quality assurance and control.
Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
​Muhammad Zaeem Sheikh
(GL)
Asad Fareed
Suqrat Babar
Mehtab Afzal
Saddique Ahmed Khan




​Title: Computerization of Cost Estimating for Building
Project – A Case Study of State Life Insurance Building
Project.
Brief: In order to develop a schedule for the construction project, quantities will be calculated and duration to perform each activity will be determined and then schedule will be prepared using Primavera P6 software.


Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
​Reza Durrani (GL)
Saqib Ilyas
Kamran Khan Marwat
Qazi Imran Khan
Syed Muhammad Zawyer
Mehdi Zaidi
Title: Construction Project Scheduling of High Rise Buildings (Federal Judicial Academy)
Brief: In order to develop a schedule for the construction project, quantities was calculated and duration to perform each activity was determined and then schedule will be prepared using Primavera P6 software.
Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
​Fatima Nayyar (GL)
Syeda Zainab Azam
Syed Ali Miqdad Shah
Arslan Taj
Ahsan PervaizZawyer





Title: Scheduling of High Rise Building Using ASTA
Software.
Brief: In order to develop a schedule for the construction project, quantities will be calculated and duration to perform each activity will be determined and then schedule will be prepared using Primavera P6 software



Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
​Saleh Mansoor (GL)
Khurram Saeed
Awais Jafer
Arslan Shahid
Waqas Saleem Bajwa
Title: Construction Management Techniques on Kashmir Highway.
Brief: During the construction project execution, project management is needed. On Kashmir highway project management practices were studied.
Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
​Fahim Ullah (GL)
Noman Nasir
Shahroz Munawar
Jawad Ali Khan
Atif Tariq





​Title: Intelligent Buildings Design and Analysis of Al‐ Ghurair Giga Limited Pakistan.
Brief: Intelligent buildings are energy efficient and user friendly buildings. It is a new concept in Pakistan. To understand its design and construction, a study was carried out. Which enabled the student to develop their skills and understanding in this area.



Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof . Zia Ud Din
zianit@scee.nust.edu.pk
051‐ 90854179
 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS    2008 BATCH

​Name ​Abstract Supervisor

​Zain Maqsood (GL)
Umer Hammad Nadeem
Malik Nadeem
Sajid Iqbal
Taimoor Ghias

Title:    Use of Space Structures in Pakistan
Brief:  The students will be introduced to various types of   Space structures and associated analysis, design, construction and maintenance aspects. They  will collect   data on use/existing  space structures in Pakistan. The students will design and  manufacture a model of double  layer square- on-square gridTime/facilities permitting, its testing would be done. Constraints  in using such structures in Pakistan will be  examined..

Dr. Syed Ali Rizwan
syedalirizwan@hotmail.com
051-90854600

​Hassan Tariq(GL)
Saad Raza
Hammad Raza
Bilal Ahmed
Naveed Fakhar

 

 

 

 

 

  

Title:  Design of Ten Storey circular office building in Islamabad.
Brief: The aim of this study is to familiarize the students with the design and technical aspects of multi storied structure. There is an everlasting need for sustainable construction i.e. structures having no negative effects on the nearby environment. This will not only help in improving the environment of the city but also reduce the energy requirements. To design such high rise sustainable structure in an active seismic zone will be a challenge for the engineers.

 

 


Lec. Omer Khan
umarkhan5000@yahoo.com
051-90854631

 

 

​Hafiz Farhan Iqbal(GL)
Jaleel ur Rehman
Taimoor Ansar
Title: Study of use of Self-Compacting Cementitious Systems
 Brief: The students will be introduced to this new technology. Study will be based on already collected data on local SRMs. Students will learn particle characterization, water demand and setting times, hydration kinetics, flow, strength and microstructure. The possible applications will also be outlined.

Dr. Syed Ali Rizwan
syedalirizwan@hotmail.com
051-90854600

​Faizan Naeem(GL)
Hafiz Abdul Haseeb
Khawaja Farrukh Sattar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:Development of new prediction models for mechanical properties of concrete: Effect of Characteristics of Local materials
Brief: The students will propose a new prediction model for various properties of concrete (fc',fsp,Ec) considering characteristics of local materials (Type-1 cement, Lawrencepur Sand, Sargodha Crush). Experimental investigations will be performed alongwith collection of experimental data from other researches and new models will be proposed for local materials.

 

Mansoor Azam.JPG
RVF. MansoorAzam
mansoor.nice@nust.edu.pk
0300-5004590
Bilal Khalid (GL)
Muhammad  Ismail
Syed Imran Haider
Muhammad Arslan Khalid
Syed Ali RazaJafri
Title: Design of multistory building using the code’s equivalent load design procedure and its evaluation by incremental dynamic analysis.
Brief: A 15 storey residential building will be designed as per 2007 Pakistan Building Code provisions.  The design will be carried out using equivalent lateral loading procedure.  Incremental dynamic analysis will be used to assess the design.  The Kashmire (2005) and the Elcentro (1940) earthquake records will be used in the incremental dynamic analysis. The outcome of this project will be assessment of the equivalent lateral loading procedure (as per Pakistan Building Code), preparation of the students for earthquake resistant design of structures in the industry and learning of state of the art software used in the industry.
Dr Shaukat Khan.bmp
Dr. Shaukat Ali Khan
shaukat.khan@gmail.com
051-90854619

Hafiz Kh. M.Turab(GL)
Aqeel ur Rehman
M. AhsanHasan

 

 

 

 

Title:  Determination of Zero time for Self Compacting Concrete using Local SRMs by different techniques.
Brief:Time-zero concept is very new in dimensional stability issues of SCCS. The students are proposed to develop some kind of relationship in time-zero measurements made with Vicat, Electrical resistivity and pulse velocity methods.

 

 

 


Dr. Syed Ali Rizwan
syedalirizwan@hotmail.com
051-90854600

Aleemullah (GL)
Ali Raza
AjlalHaider
Title:  Analysis and design of RC bridge superstructure. Brief:The aim of this study is to familiarize the students with the common terms, general considerations, materials, construction, loads and load combinations, preliminary design, ultimate load analysis, service load analysis and design of RC bridge superstructure and its elements. Mansoor Azam.JPG
RVF. MansoorAzam
mansoor.nice@nust.edu.pk
0300-5004590

Usman Javed(GL)
Shujai lhassan
Farhan Tariq
Saddam Shareen Abbasi
NasirAteeq

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Analysis of Double layer grid
Brief: The aim of this study is to familiarize the students with the design and technical aspects of Double layer grids which consists of two planar networks of members forming the top and bottom layers parallel to each other and interconnected by vertical and inclined web members. Double layer grids are characterized by the hinged joints with no moment or torsional resistance therefore; all members can only resist tension or compression. Even in the case of connection by comparatively rigid joints, the influence of bending or torsional moment is insignificant.
Mansoor Azam.JPG
RVF. MansoorAzam
mansoor.nice@nust.edu.pk
0300-5004590

​Muhammad Arslan(GL)
Muhammad Abdullah
HusnainArshad
Ali Abbas
Muhammad Bilal Abdullah
Title:  Seismic vulnerability assessment Margalla Towers (12 story building) in Islamabad.
Brief:During the Kashmir (2005) earthquake a 12 storey building in the Margalla Towers collapsed and killed more than 73 residents.  This project is aimed at determining the causes of the collapse and to assess seismic vulnerability of the remaining buildings.  This analysis will involve state of the art dynamic analysis software and field investigations. The outcome of this project will be developing advanced analytical skills of students. Providing the students with knowledge on earthquake resistant design and seismic evaluation of buildings.
Dr Shaukat Khan.bmp
Dr. Shaukat Ali Khan
shaukat.khan@gmail.com
051-90854619

​Malik Kamran  Shakir(GL)
Gaffa rKahan
Ahad Waseem Butt
Awais Zafar Khan
Muhammd Ali

 

 

 

Title:  Design of earthquake and wind resistant buildings.
Brief:The main objective of this project is to study the design procedures of a RCC frame structural building for dynamic loadings. Also to study various structural control techniques available as provision of shear wall, lateral braces, TMD's, AMD's or any other technique to reduce the dynamic response and cost of an RCC building. Then completely design a multi storey commercial RCC building for dynamic loadings using any appropriate structural control technique. The design of the building will be carried out using latest version of structural analysis softwares i.e., ETABS/STAADPro, SAFE, etc.
Dr Shaukat Khan.bmp
Dr. Shaukat Ali Khan
shaukat.khan@gmail.com
051-90854619
​Khyam Arif (GL)
Azmat Shareef
Asadur Rehamn
Amad Zahid
Title:  Shake table modeling and testing of scaled buildings to minimize siesmic damage.
Brief:Earth quake is the most devastating force of nature. According to US geological survey 21541 earth quakes of different magnitude ranging from 0.1 to 9.9 magnitude were recorded in the year 2010. These earthquakes caused the death of 226729 human beings along with a massive loss of property an economy. Scientists and engineers are working to reduce the catastrophic effects of earthquakes. The goal of our project is to design a three story building. Then by making a scaled steel model analyzing it using shake table and study its behavior for different earthquakes after finding this, retrofitting techniques would be applied to reduce the structural damage to the building. These techniques involve Retrofitting and Base lsolation. There result would be predicted through different software’s SAP2000/SEIMOSINGNAL/MATLAB/MICROSOFT EXECL and later on experiments would be conducted.  Shake table modeling and testing of scaled buildings to minimize siesmic damage.
b.Brief:Earth quake is the most devastating force of nature. According to US geological survey 21541 earth quakes of different magnitude ranging from 0.1 to 9.9 magnitude were recorded in the year 2010. These earthquakes caused the death of 226729 human beings along with a massive loss of property an economy. Scientists and engineers are working to reduce the catastrophic effects of earthquakes. The goal of our project is to design a three story building. Then by making a scaled steel model analyzing it using shake table and study its behavior for different earthquakes after finding this, retrofitting techniques would be applied to reduce the structural damage to the building. These techniques involve Retrofitting and Base lsolation. There result would be predicted through different software’s SAP2000/SEIMOSINGNAL/MATLAB/MICROSOFT EXECL and later on experiments would be conducted.
Dr Qadir Bhatti.bmp
Dr. A. Q. Bhatti
bhatti-nit@nust.edu.pk
051-90854615

​Gulzaib Anwar(GL)
M. Naeem Orakzai
Muhammd Imran
Malik Ahmed Ali

 

 

 

 

 

Title:  Earthquake Risk Assessment of RC buildings in Islamabad.
Brief:The devastation following the Kashmir (2005) earthquake highlighted the need for earthquake risk assessment.   In this project students will carry out earthquake risk assessment of reinforced concrete buildings in Islamabad city.  The project involves earthquake hazard assessment using state of the art PSHA methodology, seismic vulnerability assessment, development of building inventory using satellite imagery and risk assessment.  The outcome of this project will be beneficial to the engineering community, governmental decision making bodies such and NDMA.

Dr Shaukat Khan.bmp
Dr. Shaukat Ali Khan
shaukat.khan@gmail.com
051-90854619

 

​M.Usman Tariq(GL)
Zeeshan Asghar
Muhammad Ali
M. Ahmed Malik
M. Jawad Shahid
Title:  Experimental Investigation into the use of cement replacement materials in concrete.
Brief:The main objective of the project is to conduct a study of behavior or binding properties of cement and GGBS (Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag) in making a concrete yielding maximum compressive strength at optimum workability levels and showing good durability and resistivity to chemicals at given mix proportions. Thus moving towards the formation of Geo-Polymer concrete, which is more sustainable and more conducive towards zero carbon environments.
Mrs Ammara.bmp
Asst Prof. Ammara Mubeen
ammara807@gmail.com
051-90854678

​Muhammad Ali Janjua(GL)
Abbas Kirmani
OwaisMoinud din
Yasir Mughal

 

 

 

 

Title:  Experimental Comparative study on strength evolution of concrete for various w/c ratios: Development of new prediction models.
Brief:The students will learn investigating the mechanical properties of concrete (fc', fsp, Ec) by experimentation. Effect of various w/c ratios will be investigated and new prediction models will be proposed considering characteristics of local materials (Type-1 Askari Cement, Lawrencepur Sand, Margalla crush).
Mansoor Azam.JPG
RVF. MansoorAzam
mansoor.nice@nust.edu.pk
0300-5004590
​Syed Ali Hamza Naqvi(GL)
Fatima Aqeel
Athar Kamal
Uzair Ahmed Khan
Zaki Kazmi
Title:  Blast Loading Design of RC Buildings
Brief:Strategies for blast protection have become an important consideration for structural designers as global terrorist attacks continued increasing at an alarming rate.  Conventional structures, particularly those above grade normally, are not designed to resist blast loads; and since the magnitudes of design loads are significantly lower than those produced by most explosions, conventional structures are susceptible to damage from explosions. With this in mind, the project is primarily aimed at introducing the students with the fundamentals of dynamic loadings and then with the selection of some appropriate software modeling of the real time scenarios for reinforced concrete structures.
Mrs Ammara.bmp
Asst Prof. Ammara Mubeen
ammara807@gmail.com
051-90854678

​Ahmed Rafiq
Sammar Min Allah
Sohail Ashraf
Zia Ullah
Asad Ali

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Design of a Dam in general area Fateh Jang.
Brief: Dams are constructed to retain water for irrigation, water supply and hydro power generation. A site in the vicinity of Fateh Jang has been identified to evaluate the feasibility of constructing as earth and rock fill/concrete dam. The aim is to make the students apply their theoretical knowledge of survey, hydrology, soil mechanics and concrete technology to practical problem. The study would encompass marking of the catchment area, estimate the quantity of water available based on met data for the area. Evaluate the suitability of available soil for construction of earth and rock fill dam. This would include slope design under various conditions, filter design and rip rap design. The student will also examine the feasibility of concrete dam at the site and make a comparison based on technical and economic viability. The students will examine the life of the dam based on sediment flow and recommend various options to enhance the life of the dam.

Dr Jamil.bmp
Dr. S. M. Jamil
s.muhammadjamil @yahoo.com
051-90854004

 

 

 

 

 

​Sandeerah Choudhary
Zia-Ur-Rehman
Sohaib Riaz
Title:Investigating the behavior of piles under dynamic lateral loading.
Brief: Seismically-induced permanent ground deformations may impose excessive loads on the foundations and supported structural systems. Research efforts continue to address this challenge with simplified empirical procedures as well as increasingly realistic elaborate finite element (FE) approaches. The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of dynamic lateral loading on piles using finite element based software named OpenSeesPL. For cyclic and seismic loading scenarios, multi-surface plasticity pressure-independent (Von-Mises) we well as pressure-dependent models capable of reproducing the desired cyclic shear stress-strain response characteristics will be used through OpenSeesPL.
Dr Jamil.bmp
Dr. S. M. Jamil
s.muhammadjamil @yahoo.com
051-90854004

​Irsa Anwar
Saqib Ahmad Malik
Muhammad Umer Zubair
Walid Mushtaq
Arsalan

 

 

 

 

Title: Slope Stability Analysis.
Brief: Slope stability analysis of slopes-A case study of DHA Phase 2 Extension Project.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Kamran.bmp
Dr. Kamran Akhtar
kamran@nice.nust.edu.pk
051-90854629
​SeharJaved
Qandeel Hussain
Ali Abbas
Nouman Aqleem
Rizwan Ahmed
Noman Dar
Title: Revitalizing the Urban Mass Transit System for Islamabad-Rawalpindi
Brief: Mass transit system or public transport is a shared passenger transit service that is financially feasible, operationally efficient, and equitable. The current mass transit system of the twin citiesof Islamabad and Rawalpindi, which mostly comprises of mini buses is inefficient, reckless and is incapable of handling the present user demand. The common problems of existing bus transit system in the twin cities include unreliable service, irregular frequency, poor route coverage, excessive transferrequirementsbetween routes, inefficient/ low profitability, poor vehicles quality, poor safety performance, pollution, ill-treatment ofpassengers, violence amongst operators etc. Keeping in view the requirements/ demand of the residents and the currenttransportation infrastructure of the twin cities, the proposed project aims to evaluate the existing system and design/ propose an efficient, cost-effective, and equitablemass transit system. The core/ essential idea of the project is to conductfeasibility study to improve the condition and service of the existing bus transit facility and devise a plan by analyzing  the ridership data, existing routes, and existing mass transit systems around the world. It is anticipated that with the implementation of such Mass Transit System, the reduced road traffic will lessen the traffic pollution and fuel consumption and in turn     mitigate the issues of congestion and resulting delays. Hence the overall transportation management within the twin cities will be improved/ upgraded to a considerable extent from its current state.
Dr Irfan.bmp
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
drirfan-nit@nust.edu.pk
051-90854114

​M. Soban Ashraf
EhsanRaza
Muhammad Arslan Awan
Saad Amin Qureshi
Adil Oun
M. MatiUllahGohar

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Interchange Design for Agha Shahi Ave-Kashmir Highway at grade Intersection:
 Brief:An interchange is a grade separation provided to minimize the conflict points that exist at any intersection. The interchanges provided can be of different shapes depending on the types of roads (major, minor) that intersect and the direction of the traffic. The proposed project is design evaluation of grade separate intersection on Agha Shahi Avenue. It forms one of the two main collectors connecting Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The current at grade intersection at Agha ShahiAvenue-Kashmir Highwayat grade Intersection causes congestions during peak hours and delays, thus interrupts traffic at the intersection. The scope of project is to analyze the existing at grade intersection and determine increasing traffic trends. It will help the local authorities to reduce the increasing delays at the Intersection and ensure uninterrupted flow on the Highway. The objectives include traffic conditions that prevail at the site and evaluate the grade separated design to suggest effective solutions to minimize the traffic delays. Capital Development Authority (CDA) plans to make Kashmir Highway an arterial connecting Islamabad to the International Airport under construction at Fateh Jang 15 km outside Islamabad. Capital Development Authority (CDA) is currently expanding Kashmir Highway in a 10 lane Highway, for the projected design of 30 years. For traffic of such scale at grade intersection will cause major delays on both roads and thus reduce efficiency of the Highway network. Therefore, the proposed project will be helpful in efficient planning to ensure an uninterrupted flow.

Dr Babar.bmp
Dr. Muhammad Babar Khan
babarkhan152@hotmail.com
051-90854177

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

​Ahsan Masood
Sarir Ahmed
Komail Ali
Muhammad Qasim
Kashif Bashir
Title: Design/Evaluation of New  Islamabad International Airport (FatehJang)
 Brief: The new Islamabad international airport named as Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) is under construction at Fateh Jang Punjab having area of (15 km square), located at a distance of 30 km from Islamabad, which will take all international flights with capacity of 9 million people per year. The proposed research will focus on safety issues of runways, for instance, demarcation of imaginary surfaces, improved navigational aids and safety instruments useful during flight, human factors affecting safety, emergency safe landing, and solution to landing problems in day and night time. The existing design safety standards of BBIA will be evaluated with international safety standards. This project will ensure the maximum safety of BBIA.
Dr Babar.bmp
Dr. Muhammad Babar Khan
babarkhan152@hotmail.com
051-90854177

​Hasham Aziz
Muhammad Atif Khan
Zeeshan Ijaz
Adeel Ali Khan
Muhammad Muneeb Iqbal
Ali Ajwad Niazi

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Design/Evaluation of Rigid Pavement Lanes atKashmir Highway Extension Project.
Brief: Kashmir highway has been an important and road. Therefore CDA has proposed an extension of Kashmir highway up to 5 lanes which includes 2 rigidpavements for HTV and 3 flexible pavements for LTV. The primary structural difference between a rigid and flexible pavement is the manner in which each type of pavement distributes traffic loads over the sub grade. A rigid pavement has a very high stiffness and distributes loads over a relatively wide area of sub grade – a major portion of the structural capacity is contributed by the slab itswlf. Our focus regarding the pavement design is on rigid pavement design evaluation. Our project analysis extends from “GolraMor to G-11” section of Kashmir Highway. Our team has been given the task to evaluate the 2 lane rigid pavement for HTV. We have to analyze the overloading and structural design and compare the results with AASHTO Standards. First desk studywill be conducted after which data collection     will be done for existing and proposed rigid pavement design. This data will be compared with the AASHTO standards. Stresses, strains and deflections from the predicted loads on rigid pavement design will be compared with the design standards. The possible variations of the results will beinvestigated and remedial measures will be suggested.

Lec Rabia.bmp
Asst Prof Ms RabiaHaroon
rabiach100@gmail.com
051-90854178

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

​Asad Saleem
Malik Sarmad Riaz
Umair Shafqat
Tassawar Hussain
Ali Hassan
Ammar Chudhary
Title: Design/Evaluation of Flexible Pavement LanesatKashmir Highway Extension Project.
Brief:The topic we selected for final year project isPavement design evaluation of Kashmir highwaysection from Islamabad toll plaza to G-11 signal), in which our main focus will be the design evaluation of three lanes flexible pavement. Ourmain objective is to get the basic knowledge ofpavement design process, get familiar with the modern pavement techniques, application of practical work to theoretical knowledge, to check whether the field work is according to the standards or not. CDA has started the project of construction and widening of Existing Kashmir Highway from Peshawar Mor to G-T Road (11 km). It consists of three flexible lanes and two rigid lanes on each direction. This project is started to meet the future traffic demands due to the construction of new Islamabad International Airport at Fateh Jang. Government departments like the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are giving much importance to the Rs. 3 billion highway project as they consider it a gateway to progress and development not only in Islamabad and northern region but also for the whole country. The future charm, utility and effectiveness of the new airport lie on Kashmir Highway which after reconstruction will cut the total distance from Zero Point to the airport to just 15 minutes’ drive instead of 45 minutes which it currently takes to reach there through the narrow and zigzag Fateh Jang Road starting from G.T. Road near Tarnol.
DD Mansoor.bmp
Asst Prof  Mansoor Ahmed Malik
ddg-nit@nust.edu.pk
051-90854103

​RamlaQureshi
Hafsah Khalid
Abdul HadeeJanjua
Abdullah Bin Haseeb
ArslanMehmood
AhsanNaeem

 

 

 

 

Title: Traffic Management System for Rawalpindi Saddar.
Brief:First of all the study area will be divided based upon surveysregarding severity of congestion by time and day. The causes of congestion in Rawalpindi Saddarwill be studied and methodology to relieve roads of congestion will be devised. This     willbe based upon different volume surveys,parkingsurveysin coordination with the civil authorities’ future plans

 

 

Asst. Prof. Kamran Mushtaq.bmp
Asst Prof Kamran Mushtaq
kamran-nit@nust.edu.pk
051-90854161

 

​Ahmed Farzan
Muhammad Harris Khan
RafehKhattak
Syed Ehtazaz Hussain
Title:Project Management Practices – A Case Study of Centaurus Hotel Project
Brief:Study of the project management practices has vital importance in construction industry. The objective of this project is to study the project management practices that are being practiced in construction of the Centaurus. The construction site was visited periodically and all students interacted with the site management that directly or indirectly involved with the ongoing project. Data were gathered on how the construction was carried out on the entire project activities. Project management knowledge areas were investigated on how they were actually implementedin the ongoing project. Implementation of knowledge areas helped the project management team during all construction phases of the project.
Collected data were analyzed and the findings indicated that developers of the project had initially planned to carry out the project in accordance with the project management practices but the drastic changes in the socio-economic condition of Pakistan have impelled them to look into different ways which eventually delayed the project, costing the company huge sums of money. The application of project management knowledge areas including contract management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management,risk management, and procurement management ensured timely completion of the project activities, within the allocated resources while achieving desired objectives.The findings of this study might be useful for other individuals who want to study best practices. This work also provides useful information to managers and real estate developers who desire to carry out construction in accordance with the professional project management practices.
Dr. Rafiq.bmp
Dr. Rafiq
choudhry03@gmail.com
051-90854130

​Sumbal Shahzadi
Shenna lQasim
Saad Muhammad Khan
Junaid Khan
Chaudry Zohaib Khalid

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Project Management Practices – A Case Study of DBH Project
 Brief:Understanding construction management practices, has vital importance in the construction industry. The purpose of this case study is to investigate the construction management practices that are being implemented in DHA Valley Islamabad; a huge infrastructure project expected to set an example in the residential, commercial and infrastructure projects of the construction industry in Pakistan. This case study aims at acquiring knowledge about the construction management practices being applied in DHA Valley to bring about the execution of various construction activities in order to complete this mega project. Relevant information about construction management practices were documented including their application during the planning, monitoring and controlling, and execution phases of this project. Information regarding the project management tools and techniques which are being used to generate the necessary outputs in this project is also presented in this case study.
The relevant data were collected by visiting the site, visual inspection, taking photographs of the progress, meeting and interviewing the project managers, members of the human resource team, responsible site and planning engineers. Collected data were analyzed and conclusions were documented for the DHA Valley project explaining best management practices that had vide applications in the construction industry.

Dr. Rafiq.bmp
 Dr. Rafiq
choudhry03@gmail.com
051-90854130

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

​Fahad Islam
Muhammad Saadullah
Rohail Ilyas
Muhammad Nauman
Haroon Ahmad
Title:Infrastructure Management System
Brief:bProject aims to develop an accurate and economical digitized traffic counting device that records traffic data and integrates with a intelligent Traffic Database Management System (TDMS). This traffic database acts as a recording and reporting tool for Traffic professionals and commuters. In addition, this TDMS has the ability to predict future traffic, calculate ADT, AADT and PCU’s form the data gathered through the digitized traffic counting device. The format of data is also fully compatible and adequate for use with Synchro 7 and VISSIM for traffic simulation.
Dr Irfan.bmp
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
drirfan-nit@nust.edu.pk
051-90854114

​Muhammad Umar Munir
Saad Zaheer
Mohammad Sohaib-Ur- Rahman
Danial Ibqal
Farooq Siddiqui
Syed Wajahat Hussain Shah

 

 

Title:Scheduling of Judicial Courts at G11/1, Islamabad
Brief:Cost estimation and scheduling are the most important aspects of construction planning. In this final year project, detailed estimate of Garden Avenue Apartments will be carried out and then schedule of the project will be prepared through Primavera P-6 software. The outcome of the project is a detailed estimate of a real life project and thorough schedule that gives an idea about the duration of the project along with proper resource usage

 

Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof. Zia Ud Din
engrzia42@gmail.com
051-90854179


​Faris Rasheed
Israr Wahid
Syed ZainUlAbiddin
Adnan Muhammad
Muhammad Rehman-Shafqat
Title:Scheduling of Grand Hayatt Hotel, Islamabad
 Brief:The main objectives of this project is the learning of estimation of the multi storey building and to prepare the quantity and cost estimation of the project, and preparing the schedule of the multi storey building to learn the modern scheduling techniques with the help of the software. While learning the real construction site practices to get familiar with field knowledge was also another objective. Detailed estimation of the material and labor quantities, and cost of the office building of Ministry of Science and Technology will be carried out and then schedule will be prepared. This will impart in-depth understanding of the schedule preparation on Primavera P-6.
Lec ZIA.bmp
Asst Prof. Zia Ud Din
engrzia42@gmail.com
051-90854179



Wahid Badar
Khawar Riaz
Malik Ahmad Ali
Ahmad Arslan Rafique
Muhammad Umair Sajid






































































Title: Analysis & Design of 3-Storey Hospital Building
Using  Cold Formed Steel
Brief:Earthquakes are the most catastrophic phenomena of nature. In October 2005, major earthquake struck northern areas of Pakistan which lead to heavy loss of property and human life. Survey of the area shows that buildings made of mud and masonry were completely destroyed, while 70% RCC buildings were either destroyed or declared unfit for living. Immediate rehabilitation of earthquake affected people was required. Light gauge steel was first introduced in Pakistan at that time as a solution for rapid construction as well as for safety purposes in case of any disaster in the future.
There are different types of buildings with varying kinds of earthquake performance and seismic design needs. In buildings, earthquake performance can be divided into two categories: structural and nonstructural, both of which when unsatisfactory can be hazardous to building occupants when damage occurs. Structural damage means degradation of the building's structural support systems (i.e. vertical and lateral force resisting systems) such as the building frames and walls. Nonstructural damage refers to any damage that does not affect the integrity of the structural support system for example a collapse of chimney, breaking of windows, damage to pipes and disruption of pumps, damage to telecommunication equipments etc. Nonstructural damage can still be life threatening and costly. The type of damage to be expected is a complex issue that depends on type of the structure, its age, its configuration, construction materials, site conditions, proximity of the building to neighboring buildings and the type of nonstructural elements.
According to Seismic survey of the South Asian region (By OCHA), it has been revealed that most parts of Pakistan are susceptible to high seismic activities especially the northern areas and Quetta division might have to suffer earthquake up to Scale VII (Mercalli Scale) in near future.
Gwadar is a developing port city on the southwestern Arabian Sea coast of Pakistan. Gwadar is strategically located at the apex of the Arabian Sea and at the mouth of the Gulf of Oman. The city is emerging as a trade hub and a transit for Chinese oil imports. But the most alarming thing is that Gwadar lies at a location which is exposed to extremely dangerous earthquakes (Mercalli scale greater than IX).
The objective of this final project is:
  •     To determine fastest construction technique for   rehabilitation and reconstruction of disaster affected areas.
  •     To determine the building system that is least dangerous for human life even if it collapses.
  •     To determine the structural (static & dynamic) stability of light gauge steel structures under earthquakes.

















Dr Qadir Bhatti.bmp
Dr. A. Q. Bhatti
bhatti-nit@nust.edu.pk
051-90854615