NIT Surathkal Syllabus Department of
Civil Engineering 3rd Year
CV300 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS – II (3-1-0) 4
Analysis of statically indeterminate Structures, Moment distribution Method, Kani’s Method, Matrix
method: introduction to flexibility and stiffness methods, two hinged arches, influence lines for
indeterminate beams and arches, analysis of multistorey frames by approximate methods, substitute
frame, portal and cantilever methods, plastic analysis of simple beams and portal frames.
S.P. Timoshenko, Theory of structures
M.B. Kanchi, Matrix method of structural analysis
CV301 HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3
Introduction: Initial recommendations for highway planning in India, saturation system, Third 20 year
road development plan and fundamentals of transportation systems, planning on trip generation,
distribution, assignment and modal split
Traffic Engineering: Vehicular and road user characteristics, traffic studies, junctions and signals, traffic
Highway alignment and geometric design: Highway alignment, cross-sectional elements, horizontal
alignment and vertical alignment
Highway design and construction: design of flexible and rigid pavements, WBM and bituminous concrete
roads and highway maintenance
S.K. Khanna and C.E.G. Justo, Highway Engineering, Nemchand Bros., Roorkee
L.R. Kadiyali, Traffic and Transport Planning, Khanna Publishers, New Delhi
CV316 BUILDING DESIGN AND DRAWING (1-0-3) 3
Foundations; Doors and Windows; Stairs – proportioning and designing of different types of staircases
for residential and commercial buildings; Different types of roofs and trusses. Functional design of
buildings: To draw the line diagram, plan elevation and section and line sketches of different types of
buildings (school, hospital, hostel, residential, office etc.). Introduction to AutoCAD.
Shah and Kale, Principles of Building Drawing
Sharma and Kaul, Text of building construction
B.C. Punmia, Building construction
CV321 APPLIED SOIL ENGINEERING (3-0-0) 3 PREREQ: CV 253
Soil exploration, Earth pressure and its determination, Bearing capacity – Theoretical methods and Insitu
tests, Stability of slopes by various approaches, Load carrying capacity of single and group of piles.
Ground improvement methods. Introduction to soil dynamics.
B.M. Das, Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, The PWS Series in Civil Engg.
V.N.S. Murthy, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Dhanpat Rai & Sons, New Delhi.
CV322 CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY (3-0-0) 3
Concrete making materials – Manufacture of Cements, types of cements and aggregates, properties and
testing, Water, admixtures. Fresh concrete, workability, Compaction, Curing. Strength of Concrete,
elasticity, shrinkage and creep. Durability of Concrete. Testing of hardened concrete, destructive and
non destructive testing methods, Concrete mix design, Quality Control and acceptance Criteria. Special
Concretes, Concrete chemicals.
A.M. Neville, Properties of Concrete, The English Language Book Society and Pitman Publishing Co.
M.S. Shetty, Concrete Technology – Theory and Practice, S. Chand & Co. Ltd., New Delhi.
CV350 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3-1-0) 4
Essentials of water and wastewater engineering systems, quantities, sources, water distribution systems,
planning and analysis. Wastewater collection. House drainage. Water and wastewater characteristics.
Drinking water standards. Unit operations and processes of water and wastewater treatment. Design of
Fair & Geyer, Water Supply and Waste water disposal, John Wiley Publications
B.C. Punmia & Ashok Jain, Water supply Engineering & Wastewater Engineering, Arihant Publications
CV351 STRUCTURAL DESIGN – II (2-1-0) 3
General principles of elastic method of design of steel structures. Bolted and welded connections,
Tension and compression members, laterally supported and unsupported beams, unsymmetrical bending,
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built up beams, plate girders, members subjected to axial force and uniaxial and biaxial moments.
Introduction to the limit state design philosophy of steel structures.
A.S. Arya and J.L. Ajmani, Design of steel structures, Nem Chand Bros, Roorkee.
Ramachandra, Vol I & II, Design of steel structures, Standard Book House, New Delhi.
S.K. Duggal, Design of Steel Structures, Tata McGraw Hill, Publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi.
CV366 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LAB (0-0-3) 2
pH, colour, turbidity; Solids – suspended, dissolved, settleable and volatile; Dissolved oxygen, BOD,
COD; Determination of fluorides and iron; hardness, chlorides; Nitrite-Nitrogen and Ammonicalnitrogen;
Available chlorine in bleaching powder, residual chlorine in water and chlorine demand;
Bacteriological quality of water-presumptive test, confirmation test and determination of MPN; Jar test
CV367 CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS LAB-II (0-0-3) 2
Tests on highway materials, aggregates and bituminous materials.
Tests on fresh concrete – workability tests, tests on hardened concrete, strength tests – destructive and non
destructive testing, tests on R.C. beams and columns.
S.K. Khanna and C.E.G. Justo, Highway materials Testing – Nem Chand Bros, Rookee
V.V. Sastry and M.L. Gambir, Laboratory manual on concrete testing (Part II).
CV371 RAILWAYS, TUNNELS, HARBOURS AND AIRPORTS (3-0-0) 3
Railways: Rail gauges; coning; adzing; railway track components, functions, requirements, and width of
formation; creep; tractive resistance; geometric design; points and crossings; stations and yards; signaling
Docks & Harbors: Types of harbors, tides, wind and waves, breakwaters, docks, quays, Transit sheds,
warehouses, navigational aids
Tunnels: Introduction to tunneling, tunneling through soils, soft and hard rocks, tunnel ventilation
Airports: Introduction to airport planning and development, Airport design standards, airport planning
S.P. Arora & S.C. Saxena, A text Book of Railway Engineering
Srinivasan, Docks, Harbors and Tunnels.
S.K. Khanna, M.G. Arora and S.S. Jain, Airport Planning and Design
CV372 DESIGN OF P.S.C. STRUCTURES (3-0-0) 3 PREREQ: CV 252, CV 300
Materials- Pre and post tensioning methods-Losses of prestress-Stresses in concrete due to prestress and
loads-Prediction of long term and short term deflections-Limit state of collapse in flexure and shear-Limit
state of serviceability-Transmission length-Anchorage zone stresses-Design of endblock-Design of pre
and post tensioned beams-Analysis of continuous beams-Concordant cable profiles-Analysis of
composite beams-Determination of stress distribution in a composite sections.
N. Krishna Raju, Prestressed concrete, Tata-McGraw Hill, NewDelhi.
T. Y. Lin and N. H. Burns, Design of prestressed concrete structures, John Wiley and Sons, NewYork.
CV385 GEOINFORMATICS (3-0-0) 3
Introduction to geinformatics : Principles of Remote sensing Satellites and Sensors, Aerial photography,
elements of photo-grammetry, Satellite data products, Visual interpretation, Digital interpretations.
Introduction to GIS principles, Generation of thematic maps, Georeferencing, Digitization, overlay
analyses, Map projections : Global positioning system: Application of RS and GIS in mining; Geological
mapping, geomorphological mapping, oil and mineral exploration,Ground water and surface water
potential mapping, Natural hazard and disaster (Earthquakes,volcanic eruptions, Land slides, Avalanches,
flood, drought etc.) Zone mapping, Forecasting, estimaton of losses and management, monitoring ocean
productivity and coastal zone management, computer applications in mining.
Lillesand, Thomas and Kiefer, Remote Sensing and image interpretation, John Wiley and Sons.
Burrough and Mc Dennell, principles of Geographical information systems, Oxford University Press.
CV386 ROCK MECHANICS (3-0-0) 3
Introduction to rock mechanics, Engineering classification of rocks, Engineering properties of intact
rocks, Determination of insitu properties – shear strength, deformation, insitu stress, strength of jointed
rocks, application to rock slopes, rock blasting, ground improvement techniques in rocks and bearing
Jaegar and Cook, Foundation of rock masses.
Goodman, Introduction to rock mechanics, Wiley international
CV387 APPLIED GEOLOGY (3-0-0) 3 PREREQ: CV202
Introduction, interior of the earth, Geological process, Geological hazards, Natural resources; Minerals,
rocks, water, soil; Engineering properties of rocks, Structural geology, stratigraphy, Hydrogeology;
artificial recharge structures, rain water harvesting, ground water exploration, geophysical exploration,
Remote sensing and GIS applications. Economic Geology, process of formation of mineral deposits, ore
genesis, ore dressing, Indian mineral deposits, Environmental geology, Application of geology in Civil
Engg. projects like Dams, tunnels, bridges etc.,
Blyth, F.G.H & De Freitas M.H., Engineering Geology, ELBS, 7th Edition, 1984.
Robert F. Legget, Geology and Engineering, Mcgraw Hill
CV388 ADVANCED SURVEYING (3-0-2) 4 PREREQ CV201
Introduction to tacheometric surveying, tacheometric levelling and errors in tacheometric levelling;
Fundamentals of geodetic surveying; theory of errors and triangulation adjustments; Electronic distance
measurement; Hydrographic surveying including three-point problems; photogrammetric surveying
including aerial photogrammetry; fundamentals on the use of digital theodolites and total stations.
B.C. Punmia, Surveying Vol. 2 and 3
T.P. Kanetkar & Kulkarni, Surveying and leveling Vol. 2
S.K. Roy, Fundamentals of surveying
David Clark, Plane and geodetic surveying Vol.2
CV389 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (3-0-0) 3
Matrix method of structural analysis : flexibility and stiffness formulation – Direct stiffness method.
Analysis of Beams of non-uniform cross section. Unsymmetrical bending of beams. Analysis of beams
curved in plan. Introduction to analysis of shell roofs.
Genaro, Advanced Structural Analysis.
G.S. Ramaswamy, Design and Construction of shell roofs.
CV390 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1
This course is a 1 credit course during 5th and 6th semester. It consists of atleast 4 special lectures spread
over entire year, arranged or suggested by the hosting department and approved by DUGC.