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RGPV B.E Civil 8th Semester (Grading System) Syllabus

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                                          CE 801 – Geo. Technical Engg.II

Unit - I
Shallow Foundations : Type of foundations shallow and deep. Bearing capacity of foundation on
cohesion less and cohesive soils. General and local shear failures. Factors effecting B.C.
Theories of bearing capacity - Prandle, Terzaghi, Balla, Skempton, Meyerh of and Hansan. I.S.
code on B.c. Determination of bearing capacity. Limits of total and differential settlements. Plate
load test.

Unit - II
Deep Foundation : Pile foundation, Types of piles, estimation of individual and group capacity of
piles in cohesion less and cohesive soils. Static and dynamic formulae.. Pile load test,
Settlement of pile group, Negative skin friction, under- reamed piles and their design. Piles
under tension, inclined and lateral load Caissons. Well foundation. Equilibrium of wells. Analysis
for stability tilts and shifts, remedial measures.

Unit - III
Soil Improvement Techniques : Compaction. Field and laboratory methods, Proctor compaction
tests, Factors affecting compaction. Properties of soil affected by compaction. Various
equipment for field compaction and their suitability. Field compaction control. Lift thickness.
Soil stabilisation : Mechanical, Lime, Cement, Bitumen, Chemical, Thermal, Electricalstabilisation
and sabilisation by grouting. Geo-synthetics, types, functions, materials and uses.

Unit - IV
Soil Exploration and Foundations on Expansive and Collapsible soils : Methods of soil
exploration. Planning of exploration programme for buildings, highways and earth dams.
Disturbed and undisturbed samples and samplers for collecting them.
Characteristics of expansive and collapsible soils, their treatment, Construction techniques on
expansive and collapsible soils. CNS layer.

Unit - V
Sheet piles/Bulkheads and Machine foundation : Classification of sheet piles/bulkheads.
Cantilever and anchored sheet piles, Cofferdams, materials, types and applications.
Modes of vibration. Mass-spring analogy, Natural frequency. Effect of vibration on soils.
Vibration isolation. Criteria for design. Design of block foundation for impact type of machine.
LABORATORY WORK: Laboratory work will be based on the course of Geotech. Engg. I & II
as required for soil investigations of engineering projects and not covered in the lab. Work of
Geotech. Engg. I.


1. Indian Standard Light Compaction Test/Std. Proctor Test
2. Indian Standard Heavy Compaction Test/Modified Proctor Test
3. Determination of field density by Core Cutter Method
4. Determination of field density by Sand Replacement Method
5. Determination of field density by Water Displacement Method
6. The corifiled Compression Test
7. Triaxial compression test
8. Lab. Vane Shear test
Grading System 2013-14
9. CBR Test
10. Demonstration of
Plate Load Test

              CE 802 – Construction Planning & Management

Unit -I
Preliminary and detailed investigation methods: Methods of construction, form work and
Schedule of construction, job layout, principles of construction management, modern
management techniques like CPM/PERT with network analysis.

Unit -II
Construction equipments: Factors affecting selection, investment and operating cost, output
of various equipments, brief study of equipments required for various jobs such as earth work,
dredging, conveyance, concreting, hoisting, pile driving, compaction and grouting.

Unit -III
Tenders & Contracts: Different types of Tenders & Contracts, notice inviting tenders, contract
document, departmental method of construction, rate list, security deposit and earnest money,
conditions of contract, arbitration, administrative approval, technical sanction.

Unit -IV
Specifications & Public Works Accounts: Importance, types of specifications, specifications
for various trades of engineering works.
Various forms used in construction works, measurement book, cash book, materials at site
account, imprest account, tools and plants, various types of running bills, secured advance, final

Site Organization & Systems Approach to Planning: Accommodation of site staff,
contractor’s staff, various organization charts and manuals, personnel in construction, welfare
facilities, labour laws and human relations, safety engineering.
Problem of equipment management, assignment model, transportation model and waiting line
modals with their applications, shovel truck performance with waiting line method.

                            CE 803 – Advanced Structural Design II (Steel)

Unit – I 
Plate girder bridges (Riveted and welded)

Unit – II
Trussed girder bridges for railways and highways (IRC & IRS holding). Bearings for bridges.

Unit – III
Water Tanks: Pressed steel tanks, tanks with ordinary plates, square, rectangular, circular with
hemispherical bottom and conical bottom.

Unit - IVChimneys: Guyed and self supporting steel stacks.

Unit – V
Bunkers, Silos & Towers

                                    CE -8041 Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering

Unit - I.
Single DOF systems - Undamped and Damped, Response to Harmonic and periodic
excitations, Response to Arbitrary, Step, Ramp and Pulse Excitations.

Unit - II.
Numerical Evaluation of Dynamic Response - Time stepping methods, methods based an
Interpolation of Excitation, Newmark’s and Wilson - q method, Analysis of Nonlinear Response,
Introduction to frequency domain analysis.

Unit - III.
Elements of seismology - Definitions of the basic terms related to earthquake (magnitude,
intensity, epicenter, focus etc.), seismographs Earthquake Response of structures - Nature of
dynamic loading resulting from earthquake, construction of Response spectrum for Elastic and
Inelastic systems.

Unit - IV.
Multiple DOF systems : Stiffness and Flexibility matrices for shear buildings, free and forced
vibrations-undamped and damped, Modal and Response History Analysis, Systems with
distributed mass & elasticity.

Unit - V.
Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures, Design of structures for strength & servicability,
Ductility and energy absorption, Provisions of IS : 1893 and IS : 4326 for aseismic design of
structures, Code for ductile detailing IS : 13920.

                                                       CE -8042 Pavement Design

Unit -I.
Equivalent Single Wheels Load concepts and applications, Relationship between wheel
arrangements and loading effects, tyre contact area, Effect of load repetition, Effect of transient
loads, Impact of moving loading, Factors to be considered in Design of pavements, Design
wheel load, soil, climatic factors, pavement component materials, Environmental factors,
Special factors such as frost, Freezing and thawing.

Unit -II.
Flexible Pavements : Component parts of the pavement structures and their functions, stresses
in flexible pavements, Stress distribution through various layers, Boussinesque’s theory ,
Burmister’s two layered theory, methods of design, group index method, CBR method,
Burmister’s method and North Dakota cone method.

Unit -III.
Rigid Pavements : Evaluation of subgrade, Modulus-K by plate bearing test and the test details,
Westergaard’s stress theory stresses in rigid pavements, Temperature stresses, warping
stresses, frictional stresses, critical combination of stresses, critical loading positions.

Unit -IV.
Rigid pavement design : IRC method, Fatigue analysis, PCA chart method. AASHTO Method,
Reliability analysis.
PAVEMENT JOINTS : Types of joints, contraction and warping joints, dowel bars and tie bars,
Temperature reinforcements, filling and sealing of joints.

Unit -V.
Evaluation and Strengthening of Existing Pavements : Benkleman beam method, Serviceability
Index Method.
Rigid and flexible overlays and their design procedures.

                                 CE- 8043 Air Quality Monitoring & Control

Unit - I
Air pollution problem: Economics and social aspects, historical episodes of air pollution.
Sources of Air
pollution, effects of air pollution on health, animal, plants and materials

Unit - II
Role of meteorological condition, properties of typical air pollutants, air diffusion and
concentration pollutants.
general diseases caused by air pollutants. toxicity of various pollutants. Plums patterns and
height of chimneys.

Unit - III
Atmospheric chemistry, formation of secondary pollutants – PNN, PBN, Photolytic cycles,
general diseases and
toxicity of pollutants

Unit - IV
Sampling and Analyzing of Air Pollutants: Instruments pollution survey, standards of air
Principle of air pollution control, site selection and zoning, various control methods, process and
equipment changes, design and operation of various air pollution control equipments.

Unit - V
Air pollution control legislation, public education pollution standards, status of air pollution
control in various countries.
Industrial Hygiene: Concept and importance, factory Involved in environmental hazards,
industrial ventilation occupational diseases, control methods.

                                   CE- 8044 Energy Efficient & Greeen Building

Energy efficient Green Buildings - The green Building concept, rating systems in India and
world, GRIHA, LEED, etc. , green building rating agencies and some top green buildings in the
world, sustainable practices used in the design and construction phases of Energy Efficient
Green Buildings. Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA), Energy Efficient
Solar Homes & Buildings, Energy Savings in Homes, IGBC certification.

Energy Conscious Buildings - CLIMATE AND BUILDINGS IN INDIA, Introduction ,Factors
affecting climate, Climatic zones and their characteristics, Implications of climate on building
design ,Urban climate ,Microclimate, Tools for analyzing weather data, Illustrative example,
Codes: National Building Code, Energy Conservation Building Codes, Key barriers to 'building
green in India, Overcoming the barriers, implementation approach, etc.

Building Envelope, Site, Orientation, Building Configuration, Building Components, Passive
Heating, Direct Gain ,Indirect Gain, Thermal storage wall, Roof top collectors, Isolated Gain,
Solarium (Attached greenhouse / sunspace), Passive Cooling, Ventilation Cooling, Cross
ventilation, Wind tower, Induced ventilation, Nocturnal cooling ,Evaporative Cooling ,Passive
downdraft evaporative cooling (PDEC) ,Roof surface evaporative cooling (RSEC) ,Direct
evaporative cooling using drip-type (desert) coolers 3.4.3 Nocturnal ,Radiation Cooling,
Desiccant Cooling, Earth Coupling, Earth-air pipe system ,Daylighting ,Basic Principles of
Daylighting ,Daylighting Systems, Building Materials ,Embodied Energy of Building Materials
,Alternative Building Materials

THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS - Introduction, Heat Transfer, Solar Radiation,
Simplified Method for Performance Estimation ;Example Computer-based Tools
DESIGN GUIDELINES: Description of Buildings, Methodology, General Recommendations,
Specific Guidelines.

Zero Energy Buildings - Opportunities and challenges in designing a Net zero building ,Energy
efficient solar homes/buildings, Design aspects ,Climatic zones ,Passive design features and ,.
their advantages, Orientation of building, Sunshades, Window design, Double glazed windows
Building insulation, Roof treatment ,Evaporative cooling ,Landscaping ,Surface to volume ratio
Passive heating ,Earth air tunnel ,Solar chimney, Wind tower, Applicable passive features for
various climatic zones, Energy-efficient lighting, Indoor lighting ,Outdoor lighting ,Energyefficient
air conditioners, Selecting the right size, Selecting an efficient AC ,Installing an AC,
Renewable energy devices/systems, Solar water heating system Building integrated PV
system, Other renewable energy devices/systems.


Unit – 1.
Introduction, Principles of prestressing, Different methods of prestressing – post tensioning
and pre-tensioning.
Prestressed concrete materials. Need for high strength concrete and High concrete tensile
steel. Creep and shrinkage of concrete, relaxation of steel. Losses of prestress friction and
anchorage of steel.

Unit – 2.
Flexural strength of prestressed concrete section. Analysis of prestress, Resultant stress
at a section, Line of Thrust, Load Balancing. Cracking moments.
Shear strength and torsional strength of prestressed concretes section. Principle
stresses and principal shear stresses, Ultimate shear resistance.

Unit – 3.
Stress-pattern in anchorage zones. Transmission length. End zone reinforcement.
Stress distribution in end block.

Unit – 4.
Design of members for flexure. Code recommendations. Rectangular and I-section.
Working out of section dimensions for concrete and prestressing forces for steel.
Application to design of slabs and continuous beams and Bridge girders. Design for
concrdant table and tendon profiles.

Unit – 5.
Design of tension and compression members, Design for combined bending and
compressive, Different approaches for design, Introduction to design of transmission
poles, roof truss members, purlin, railway sleepers.

                                     CE-8047 Advance Water Resources Engg

Unit - 1
Optimal Raingauge Network Design, Adjustment of Precipitation Data, Depth Area-Duration
Analysis, Design Storm, Probable Maximum Precipitation, Probable Maximum Flood, Flood
Frequency Analysis, Risk Analysis,

Unit - 2
Flood Management, Flood Routing through Reservoirs, Channels Routing Muskingum Method,
Introduction to Stochastic Models in Hydrology like AR, ARMA, ARIMA etc. Concept of

Unit - 3
System Analysis: Need, Water Resources Systems, Optimisation Techniques, Linear
Programming, Feasible Solutions, Graphical Method, Simplex Method, Use of of LP in Water
Resources, Introduction to Reservoir Operation, Rule curves, Linear Decision Rule

Unit - 4
Dynamic Programming, its utility in Resource Allocation and other Decision Making Problems,
Optimal Operating, Policies, Use of D. P. in Reservoir, Operation.

Network Methods, Project Optimality Analysis. Updating of Network, Utility in Decision Making.
Book Recommended:

                                                   CE 804 – Major Project

Course: CE805 Major Project - I
Each candidate shall work on an approved Civil Engg. Project and shall submit design and a set
of drawings on the project.
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