Advanced Civil Engineering Materials Syllabus for NIT Jalandhar
CE 338 Advanced Civil Engineering Materials [3 0 0 3]
Plastics: Brief history, composition, polymerisation, classification of plastics, resins, Moulding
compounds, Fabrication, properties of plastics, uses of plastics, PVC pipes in building.
Glass: General, properties, types and uses, special varieties of glass.
Timber: Characteristics, identification and uses of common Indian timber –teak, deodar,
shisham, chil, sal, veneers, plywood, laminated boards-their uses and properties, uses and
strength of bamboo, preservation of timber against fire and weather etc.
Miscellaneous Materials: Fly ash, Rubber –types, uses and properties, Heat insulating
materials, Sound absorbent materials.
Steel: Market forms, properties of mild steel and hard steel, preventive measures for corrosion.
Composite Materials: Definition, classification – particulate composites, fibrous composites,
properties of fibres and conventional materials.
Unidirectional composites: Introduction, volume fractions, weight fractions longitudinal strength
and stiffness, factors influencing longitudinal strength and stiffness, transverse strength and
Short fiber composites: Introduction, modulus and strength of short fiber composites, rubber
reinforced composites.Laminated composites – and its applications.Fiber reinforced plastics (FRP)
and its applications
Mortars: Properties and uses of cement, lime and surkhi mortars, proportions, mixing, uses.
Steel fibrous concrete: Introduction, types of fibers, properties of steel fibrous concrete.
1. Broutman, A Wiley Interscience Publication, John Wiley & sons New York, 1996.
2. Rangwala S C “Engineering Materials” Charotar Publishing House, Anand, 1985.
3. Weather Head R G “FRP Technology” Applied Science Publishers Ltd., London, 1998.
4. Raina K B “Civil Engineering Materials” Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Ltd., New
5. Budinski K G “Engineering Materials, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 1985.
Elective-III & IV ( Seventh Semester)
CE 431 Advanced Foundation Engineering [3 0 0 3]
Soil exploration Introduction, standard penetration test, dynamic cone penetration test, static
cone penetration test, field vane shear test, large shear box test, field permeability test,
Geophysical Tests, Dynamics properties of soil planning of soil exploration programme.
Foundation Design-General Principles: Types of foundations, selection of type of foundation,
basic requirements of a foundation, computation of loads, Design steps.
Shallow Foundations: Introduction, bearing capacity of footings, skemptons bearing capacity
factor, footings on layered soils, allowable bearing pressure, raft foundations floating raft, uplift
capacity of footing, beams on elastic foundation, analysis of footing by finite difference.
Pile Foundations: Introduction, bearing capacity of piles, vertical piles subjected to lateral loads,
proportioning and design of pile foundations, lateral load capacity of single pile, batter piles under
lateral load, uplift capacity of piles ultimate lateral load resistance of a pile group.
Drilled Piers: Introduction, current construction methods, use of Drilled Piers, analysis and
design of drilled piers, settlements of drilled piers, structural design of drilled piers, laterally loaded
drilled pier analysis.
Bridge Sub Structures: Definitions, elements of substructures, maximum depth of scour, depth
of foundation allowable bearing pressure, loads to be considered, lateral stability, design of pier
cap & pier, sinking stresses in wells, design of well cap, well staining, well curb, cutting edge,
Sheet Piles and Coffer Dams: Types of sheet piles structures, design of cantilerer sheet pile
wall, design of anchored bulkheads, anchorage methods design of braced sheetings in cuts,
Design of cellular coffer dams.
Foundations of Transmission Line Towers: Necessary information, forces on Tower
foundations, General Design Criteria, choice & type of Foundation Design procedure.
Foundation in Expansive Soils: Introduction, Material structure, identification of expansive soils,
Indian expansive soils, swell potential and sewelling pressure, traditional Indian practice, methods
of foundations in expansive soils, replacement of soils and CNS concept. Under reamed pile
foundations, remedial measures for cracked buildings.
1. Peck R B, Hanson W B and Thorn burn T H “Foundation Engineering” John Wiley
and Sons Inc, New York, 1974
2. Teng W C “Foundation Design” Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1988.
3. Bowles J E “Foundation Analysis and Design” McGraw Hill, New York, 1988.
4. Ranjan G and Rao A S R “Basic and Applied Soil Mechanics” New Age Internation
Pvt. Ltd., Publishers, New Delhi, 2000
5. Saran S “Analysis and Design of Substructures”, Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. (P)
Ltd., New Delhi, 1996