Part-A : Engineering Mechanics,
Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis.
Engineering Mechanics :
Units and Dimensions, SI Units, Vectors,
Concept of Force, Concept of particle and rigid body.
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Concurrent, Non Concurrent
and parallel forces in a plane, moment of force and Varignon’s theorem, free
body diagram, conditions of equilibrium, Principle of virtual work, equivalent
First and Second Moment of area, Mass
moment of Inertia.
Static Friction, Inclined Plane and
Kinematics and Kinetics :
Kinematics in Cartesian and Polar
Co-ordinates, motion under uniform and nonuniform acceleration, motion under
gravity. Kinetics of particle : Momentum and Energy principles, D’ Alembert’s
Principle, Collision of elastic bodies, rotation of rigid bodies, simple
harmonic motion, Flywheel.
Strength of Materials :
Simple Stress and Strain, Elastic
constants, axially loaded compression members, Shear force and bending moment,
theory of simple bending, Shear Stress distribution across cross sections, Beams
of uniform strength, Leaf spring. Strain Energy in direct stress, bending &
Deflection of beams : Mecaulay’s method,
Mohr’s Moment area method, Conjugate beam method, unit load method. Torsion of
Shafts, Transmission of power, close coiled helical springs, Elastic stability
of columns, Euler’s Rankine’s and Secant formulae. Principal Stresses and
Strains in two dimensions, Mohr’s Circle, Theories of Elastic Failure, Thin and
Thick cylinder : Stresses due to internal and external pressure–Lame’s
Structural Analysis :
Castiglianio’s theorems I and II, unit
load method, method of consistent deformation applied to beams and pin jointed
trusses. Slope-deflection, moment distribution, Kani’s method of analysis and
column Analogy method applied to indeterminate beams and rigid frames.
Rolling loads and Influences lines :
Influences lines for Shear Force and Bending moment at a section of a beam.
Criteria for maximum shear force and bending Moment in beams traversed by a
system of moving loads. Influences lines for simply supported plane pin jointed
Arches : Three hinged, two hinged and
fixed arches, rib shortening and temperature effects, influence lines in arches.
Matrix methods of analysis : Force method
and displacement method of analysis of indeterminate beams and rigid frames.
Plastic Analysis of beams and frames :
Theory of plastic bending, plastic analysis, statical method, Mechanism method.
Unsymmetrical bending : Moment of inertia,
product of inertia, position of Neutral Axis and Principle axes, calculation of
Part–B : Design of Structures : Steel,
Concrete and Masonry Structures.
Structural Steel Design :
Structural Steel : Factors of safety and
load factors. Rivetted, bolted and welded joints and connections. Design of
tension and compression members, beams of built up section, rivetted and welded
plate girders, gantry girders, stancheons with battens and lacings, slab and
gussetted column bases.
Design of highway and railway bridges :
Through and deck type plate girder, Warren girder, Pratt truss.
Design of Concrete and Masonry
Concept of mix design. Reinforced Concrete
: Working Stress and Limit State method of design–Recommendations of I.S. codes
design of one way and two way slabs, stair-case slabs, simple and continuous
beams of rectangular, T and L sections. Compression members under direct load
with or without eccentricity, Isolated and combined footings.
Cantilever and Counterfort type retaining
Water tanks : Design requirements for
Rectangular and circular tanks resting on ground.
Prestressed concrete : Methods and systems
of prestressing, anchorages, Analysis and design of sections for flexure based
on working stress, loss of prestress.
Design of brick masonry as per I.S. Codes
Design of masonry retaining walls.
Part-C : Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel
Flow and Hydraulic Machines
Fluid Mechanics :
Fluid properties and their role in fluid
motion, fluid statics including forces acting on plane and curve surfaces.
Kinematics and Dynamics of Fluid flow :
Velocity and accelerations, stream lines, equation of continuity, irrotational
and rotational flow, velocity potential and stream functions, flownet, methods
of drawing flownet, sources and sinks, flow separation, free and forced
Control volume equation, continuity,
momentum, energy and moment of momentum equations from control volume equation,
Navier-Stokes equation, Euler’s equation of motion, application to fluid flow
problems, pipe flow, plane, curved, stationary and moving vanes, sluice gates,
weirs, orifice meters and Venturi meters.
Dimensional Analysis and Similitude :
dimensionless parameters, similitude theory, model laws, undistorted and
Laminar Flow :
Laminar flow between parallel, stationary and
moving plates, flow through tube.
Boundary layer :
Laminar and turbulent boundary layer on a
flat plate, laminar sublayer, smooth and rough boundaries, drag and lift.
Turbulent flow through pipes :
Characteristics of turbulent flow, velocity distribution and variation of pipe
friction factor, hydraulic grade line and total energy line, siphons, expansion
and contractions in pipes, pipe networks, water hammer in pipes and surge tanks.
Open channel flow :
Uniform and non-uniform flows, momentum and
energy correction factors, specific energy and specific force, critical depth,
resistance equations and variation of roughness coefficient, rapidly varied
flow, flow in contractions, flow at sudden drop, hydraulic jump and its
applications surges and waves, gradually varied flow, classification of surface
profiles, control section, step method of integration of varied flow equation,
moving surges and hydraulic bore.
Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower :
Centrifugal pumps–Types, characteristics,
Net Positive Suction Height (NPSH), specific speed. Pumps in parallel.
Reciprocating pumps, Airvessels, Hydraulic
ram, efficiency parameters, Rotary and positive displacement pumps, diaphragm
and jet pumps.
Hydraulic turbines, types classification,
Choice of turbines, performance parameters, controls, characteristics, specific
Principles of hydropower development.
Type, layouts and Component works. Surge tanks, types and choice. Flow duration
curves and dependable flow. Storage an pondage. Pumped storage plants. Special
features of mini, micro-hydel plants.
Part-D : Geo Technical Engineering
Types of soil, phase relationships,
consistency limits particles size distribution, classifications of soil,
structure and clay mineralogy.
Capillary water and structural water,
effective stress and pore water pressure, Darcy’s Law, factors affecting
permeability, determination of permeability, permeability of stratified soil
Seepage pressure, quick sand condition,
compressibility and consolidation, Terzaghi’s theory of one dimensional
consolidation, consolidation test.
Compaction of soil, field control of
compaction. Total stress and effective stress parameters, pore pressure
Shear strength of soils, Mohr Coulomb
failure theory, Shear tests.
Earth pressure at rest, acive and passive
pressures, Rankine’s theory, Coulomb’s wedge theory, earth pressure on retaining
wall, sheetpile walls, Braced excavation.
Bearing capacity, Terzaghi and other
important theories, net and gross bearing pressure.
Immediate and consolidation settlement.
Stability of slope, Total Stress and
Effective Stress methods, Conventional methods of slices, stability number.
Subsurface exploration, methods of boring,
sampling, penetration tests, pressure meter tests.
Essential features of foundation, types of
foundation, design criteria, choice of type of foundation, stress distribution
in soils, Boussinessq’s theory, Newmarks’s chart, pressure bulb, contact
pressure, applicability of different bearing capacity theories, evaluation of
bearing capacity from field tests, allowable bearing capacity, Settlement
analysis, allowable settlement.
Proportioning of footing, isolated and
combined footings, rafts, buoyancy rafts, Pile foundation, types of piles, pile
capacity, static and dynamic analysis, design of pile groups, pile load test,
settlement of piles, lateral capacity. Foundation for Bridges. Ground
improvement techniques–preloading, sand drains, stone column, grouting, soil