PREFACE The present book entitled Basic Civil Engineering meant for the B.E. first year students of Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai C.G. . The subject matter of this book have been written in strictly accordance with the latest syllabi. This book has its own identity because of the following features This book covers the complete syllabus prescribed by Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai C.G. common to all branches of B. E. First year. . The subject matter has been written in a simple and lucid language, so that students can easily understand it. A large number of suitable diagrams, table and line diagrams are also given along with the subject matter. Each chapter is provided with exercise questions. While writting this book, the requirements of all the students regarding the latest trends of the examination, have been kept in view. At the end of each chapter, large number of exercise questions and numerical problems have been added for the students to solve them independently. Most of the quetions are selected from previous years examination papers. These questions also help the students to under stand the pattern of examination of the university. The suggestions and healthy criticisms that could be helpful in mending and refining this book are heartedly welcomed. We sincerely hope that the book will help the students to understand the subject matter in better way and it will prepare them for the exams they appear.
SYLLABUS SYLLABUS Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University , Bhilai
B. E. First Year Common for all Branches M.M. 80
Total Periods 40 Total Tutorial Periods 40
UNIT-I Brick Nomial and actual dimensions of modular and traditional bricks,Frog, Good brick earth, moulding, characteristics of good bricks, compression test and absorption test, classification of bricks. Cement Raw materials, wet process for manufacture of Portland cement, Initial and final setting time, use of Vicat needle apparatus, distinction between ordinary Portland cement, Pozzolana cement and slag cement, grades of cement, uses of white cement. Stone Geological, physical and chemical classification of stone, important uses of stone. Steel Differece between cast iron, wrought iron and steel, mild steel and tor steel. No. of Pds. 8 2