VNIT Nagpur Civil Engineering Syllabus

VNIT Nagpur Civil Engineering Syllabus PART I

 

Text Book
( Max. 2)
Title
Soil Engineering in Theory & Practice;,
Author
Alam Singh
Publisher
Asia Publishing House
Edition
1975
Title
Geotechnical Engineering,
Author
S. K. Gulhati & Manoj Dutta:
Publisher
Tata McGraw-Hill,
Edition
2005.
Reference Books
Title
Basic & Applied Soil Mechanics
Author
Gopal Ranjan & A.S. RAO
Publisher
New Age International Ltd,
Edition
2004.
Title
Geotechnical Engineering
Author
C. Venkatramaiah
Publisher
New Age Ltd.,
Edition
2006
Title
Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.
Author
Arora K.R.
Publisher
Standard Publishers Distributors, Delhi,
Edition
1989 & later
Title
Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.
Author
Garg S.K.
Publisher
Khanna Publishers, Delhi,
Edition
1998.
Title
Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.
Author
Punrnia B.C.
Publisher
Laxmi Publication Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi,
Edition
2005
Content
1. Introduction : Formation of soil, residual & transported soils, soil,
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generally used in practice such as sand, gravel, organic silt, clay, Bentonite, black cotton soil etc.
2. Phases of Soil: Various soil weight & volume inter-relationship. Density index. methods of determination of in situ density. Physical & Index Properties of soil- concept & methods determination. Water content, specific gravity, sieve analysis, particle size distribution curve, sedimentation analysis, Differential and free-swell value.Consistency of Soil – Atterberg’s limits, determination, Soil structures and clay minerals.
3. Classification of Soil: Criteria of classification, particle size classification, Textural classification, Unified & I.S. classification system, Field identification of Expansive soils their identification and related problems.
4 Permeability & Seepage: Darcy’s law & its validity, Discharge & seepage velocity, factors affecting permeability, Determination of coefficients of permeability by laboratory and field methods, permeability of stratified soil. Seepage pressure, quick condition, flow-nets, Laplace’s equation, methods to draw flow-nets, their characteristics & uses of flow-nets, Preliminary problems of discharge estimation of homogeneous soils. Effective, Neural and total stresses in Soil mass.
5. Stress Distribution: Stress distribution in soil mass, Boussinesque’s, Theory point & uniformly loaded rectangular & circular areas, Newmark’s charts.
6. Consolidation: Compression of laterally confined soil, Terzaghie’s 1-D consolidation theory (formation of differential equation only) determination of coefficient of consolidation, degree of consolidation. Determination of pre-consolidation pressure, settlement, rate of settlement.
7. Compaction: Mechanics of compaction factors affecting compaction, standard & modified compaction tests, OMC, Field compaction equipment, quality control. P.I. Concept of blending.
8. Shear Strength: Introduction, Mohr’s diagram, Mohr-Coloumb’s theory, Measurement of shear strength by direct shear test, tri-axial test, unconfined compression test, vane shear test, sensitivity.
9. Shear Strength: Introduction, Mohr’s diagram, Mohr-Coloumb’s theory, Measurement of shear strength by direct shear test, tri-axial test, unconfined compression test, vane shear test, sensitivity.

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