TRB Polytechnic Civil Engineering Syllabus
UNIT 1: ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
Linear Algebra — matrix algebra, linear equations, – eigen values and eigen vectors. Calculus- Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability – mean value theorems, evaluation of definite and improper integrals – partial derivatives, total derivative – maxima and minima – gradient, divergence and curl – vector identities – directional derivatives – line, surface and volume integrals – stokes, gauss and green’s theorems.
Differential equations — first order equations (linear, nonlinear) — higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients – Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations — initial and boundary value problems — Laplase transformations and equations — solutions to one dimensional heat and wave equations.
Complex variables — analytic functions — Cauchy’s integral theorem — Taylor and Laurent series — Fourier series — general, odd and even functions. Probability and Statistics – probability and sampling theorems- conditional probability — mean — median, mode and standard deviation — random variables — Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions.
Numerical Methods — numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations — integration by trapezoidal and simpson’s rule, single and multistep methods for differential equations.
UNIT 2: MECHANICS
Simple stress and strain relationships in one, two and three dimensions — principal stresses, stress transformation — mohr’s circle — properties of surfaces — friction — principle of conservation of energy — impulse and momentum — relative motions – bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams— simple bending theory — flexural and shear stresses — unsymmetrical bending — shear center — pressure vessels (thin and thick walled) — uniform torsion—springs — buckling of columns —combined and direct bending stresses —theories of failure — shear stress, strain energy and distortion energy theories — residual stresses.
UNIT 3: STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate trusses — arches — cables and frames — deflections of statically determinate structures (beams, frames and trusses) —
analysis of statically indeterminate structures (slope deflection, moment distribution
methods) — matrix methods of structural analysis — influence lines for determinate and
UNIT 4: CONCRETE STRUCTURES
Concrete technology — properties of concrete — mix design — working stress and limit state design concepts — design of all structural components (slab, beam, column, foundation and stair case) — retaining walls — water tanks — basic elements of prestressed concrete — methods – analysis of beams at transfer and service loads — seismic load analysis — theory of vibration — seismology — response of structures — design methodology – all related IS codes.
UNIT 5: STEEL STRUCTURES
Connections – analysis and design of tension, compression members, beams and beam columns — trusses – column bases — plate girders — plastic analysis — wind load analysis-all related IS codes.
UNIT 6: SOIL MECHANICS
Soil classification — engineering properties — three phase system — relationship and interrelationship — permeability — seepage — effective stress principle — consolidation — compaction — shear strength — CBR — Safe bearing capacity determination.
UNIT 7: FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
Sub surface investigation — sampling — standard penetration test — plate load test — earth pressure — effect of water table — layered soil — stability of slopes — foundation types and design requirements— stress distribution and settlement analysis — shallow and deep foundations.
UNIT 8: FLUID MECHANICS AND MACHINES AND HYDROLOGY
Properties of fluid — principle of conservation of mass — momentum — energy and corresponding equations — potential flow — Bernoulli’s equation it and application — laminar and turbulent flow — flow in pipes — network — concept of boundary layer — uniform and non uniform flow — specific energy concept — hydraulic jump — forces on immersed bodies — flow measurements in open. channels and pipes
dimensional analysis and hydraulic modeling — impact -kinematics of flow — velocity triangles — pumps and turbines.
Hydrologic cycle — rainfall — evaporation — infiltration — stage discharge relationships— unit hydrographs — flood estimation — reservoir capacity — reservoir and channel routing well hydraulics.
Duty — delta — estimation of evapo—transpiration — crop water requirements — design of lined and unlined canals — waterways — head works — gravity dams and spill ways — design of permeable foundation — types of irrigation system — irrigation methods —water logging and drainage.
UNIT 9: WATER SUPPLY AND WASTE WATER DISPOSAL
Quality standards — basic unit processes and operations – water treatment — drinking water standards — water requirements — surface water treatment — distribution — sewage and its treatment — quantity and characteristics of waste water — primary, secondary and tertiary treatment— effluent discharge standards — domestic waste water treatment — quantity and characteristics — treatment unit operations and unit processes — sludge disposal. — types of pollutants — their sources and impacts — standards and limits.
UNIT 10: HIGHWAY ENGINEERING
IRC standards — geometric design of highways — materials — construction and maintenance — testing and specifications of materials — design of flexible and rigid pavements — traffic characteristics — theory of traffic flow — intersection design — traffic signs and signal design — highway capacity — importance of surveying — principles and classification — mapping — coordinate system — map projections — measurements of distance and directions — leveling — theodolite traversing —errors and adjustments — curves.
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