B.E. Civil Engineering:Ground ImprovementThapar University
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First Year: Semester-I Mathematics I Engineering graphics Computer Programming Physics Solid Mechanics Communication Skills First Year: Semester-II Mathematics II Manufacturing Process Chemistry Electrical and Electronic Science Thermodynamics Organizational Behavior Second Year- Semester - I Numerical and Statistical Methods Fluid Mechanics Measurement Science and Techniques Building Materials and Construction Structural Analysis Engineering Economics Environmental Studies Second Year- Semester – II Optimisation Techniques Material Science and Engineering Power Generation and Economics Surveying Architecture and Building Drawings Reinforced Concrete Design Human Values, Ethics and IPR Third Year- Semester – I Hydrology and Ground Water Soil Mechanics Water Supply Engineering Advanced Structural Analysis Steel Structural Design Transportation Engineering-I Survey Camp (4 weeks- after second year during summer vacations Third Year- Semester – II Foundation Engineering Hydraulic Engineering Project Planning and Estimation Sewerage and Sewage Treatment Transportation Engineering-II Advanced Structural Design Fourth Year- Semester – I Project Semester Computer Application in Civil Engineering Project Industrial Training Fourth Year- Semester – II Total Quality Management Elements of Earthquake Engineering Ground Improvement Introduction to different methods of ground improvement and its importance. Mechanical method of ground improvement, Ruthfuch method; methods based on PI. Ground Freezing, methods, Hydrogeology of frozen soils, strength and behaviour of frozen soils. Ground heating, effect on soil properties, methods. Drainage Techniques, filter drains, sand drains, sandwicks & band drains, lime columns. Electro-osmosis and Electrochemical stabilization. Compaction & consolidation techniques viz. pre-compression, compaction piles, vibro-compaction (Vibro-floation, Terra-probe, vibro-replacement, concrete columns & vibro-displacement) Dynamic compaction, explosive compaction. Soil Reinforcement, load transfer mechanism, strength development, anchored earth. In-situ reinforcement techniques viz soil nailing, reticuled micropiles, soil dowels and anchors. Grouts, properties, penetration, clay, cement clay, cement, clay-chemical, chemical and Bituminous grouts, grouting methods viz penetration, claquage, compaction & jet. Reinforced earth: Introduction, Mechanism of reinforced types of reinforcement strength characteristics. Design of reinforced earth retaining walls, abutments, earth slopes. Exclusion techniques viz. sheet piles, contiguous bored piles, secant piles, slurry trenches. Diaphragm walls: Design of stone columns.