Thapar University

B.E. Civil Engineering:Geo-techniques

Thapar University
In Patiala

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

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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 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 Geo-techniques Sheet Piles and Cofferdams: Types of sheet piles, principal advantages of sheet piles, analysis of cantilever wall in sands, simplified approach in clays (= 0) Anchored bulk head stability, Free earth support method, fixed earth support method Types of cofferdams, relative merits and their advantages as compared to other types, comparison between circular and diaphragm types, failure modes of cells, stability analysis of cofferdams by TVA method. Open cuts, necessity of bracing and strutting in open cuts, pressure distribution diagram under various cases, deep open cut in loose and dense sands, deep open cut in normally loaded and stiff clays. Heaving of vertical cuts in clay. Earth Dams: Criteria for selection of dams, material required in earth dam construction, homogenous and zoned dams, vertical and sloping cores and their relative merits. Causes of settlement, cracking phenomenon, compaction control during construction of dams, method of measuring field density and moisture content. Control of seepage, through body of dam and through its foundations. Arching Action in Soils: Arching in soil, theory of arching in soils, practical utility of arching in various field problems. Dewatering: Approximate computation for flow quantity to dewater an excavation, slurry wall and safety factor. Simple sketches to illustrate the principles of dewatering by different methods and their relative suitability. Ditches and sumps, well point system, deep well drainage installation, vacuum method Bleeder wells, sand drain installation, electro-osmosis.

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