B.E. Civil Engineering:Design of Masonry

Thapar University
In Patiala

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Important information

Typology Bachelor
Location Patiala
Duration 4 Years
  • Bachelor
  • Patiala
  • Duration:
    4 Years


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Starts On request
Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme

First Year: Semester-I

Mathematics I
Engineering graphics
Computer Programming
Solid Mechanics
Communication Skills

First Year: Semester-II

Mathematics II
Manufacturing Process
Electrical and Electronic Science
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
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
Industrial Training

Fourth Year- Semester – II

Total Quality Management
Elements of Earthquake Engineering

Design of Masonry

Introduction: Brick masonry units, Concrete masonry units, types, grades and properties of concrete masonry units, mortar, grout and plaster. Masonry construction, types of bonds, bond at connections, types of joints, contraction and expansion joints

Brick Masonry in Buildings: Brickwork, brick walls, brick columns and piers. Allowable stresses, cross sectional area, shape factor of units, slenderness ratio. Type of loading, net permissible stresses, composite brick concrete piers. Bed stone and bed plates.

Laterally loaded Masonry Structure: Structures and loads, stability of masonry, masonry dams, retaining walls.

Foundations, Piers, Walls and Abutments: Wall and column footings in buildings, bridge foundations, the substructure, loads on substructures. Determination of safe bearing capacity. Lateral load resistance of well foundations.

Structural Design: General, Load Dispersion, arching action, design thickness/cross section. Design of foundations, piers, walls, dams and retaining walls, design of RBC slabs, lintels, Reinforced Brick columns.

Masonry Arches and Domes: Arches in buildings, stability of masonry arches. Design of masonry arches by elastic theory. Analysis of masonry domes � stability of masonry domes.

Seismic Design of brick masonry buildings

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