Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Civil Engineering CE1010

Course Content:The course introduces the civil engineering profession and the degree programme to first year students and prospective students. The different disciplines of civil engineering are briefly explained, along with the pre-requisites,scope and opportunities.Career prospects and novel/emerging areas are also presented. This should be a compulsory first course in civil engineering to present the perspective for the undergraduate students.

Geotecnical Engineering-I CE2060

Course Content:General geology; Mineralogy; Crystallography; Petrology; Physical geology; Structural geology; Engineering geology; Physico-mechanical properties of rock; Origin and formation of soils; Outline of stratigraphy of India; Water-air void relationship; Soil grain and aggregate properties; Index properties including consistency limits and grain size distribution; Identification and classification of soils; Clay mineralogy; Permeability of soils; Effective stress law; Seepage forces and quick sand phenomenon, seepage through soil including flow net diagrams; Capillarity of soils; Stress distribution in soils; Compaction of soils; Consolidation of soils, consolidation theory, stress history and settlement in soils.

Computer Methods in Civil Engineering CE3330

Course Content:Revisit different mathematical models in engineering problems, ODE and PDE in engineering, Boundary value and initial value problem.Basic equations in engineering mechanics, stress-strain relations,strain displacement relations, boundary conditions,1D/2D/3D examples in civil engineering. Different methods to solve linear/non-linear equations, Practice problems on writing M-files in MATLAB. Introduction to finite difference method, Example application to civil engineering problems. Introduction to finite element method, Application to various fields in civil engineering, Case studies and practice sessions.Introduction to discrete element method, Application to civil engineering.Introduction to boundary element method, Application to civil engineering. Stability and dynamic problems, Solution to Eigen value problems, Implicit and explicit methods.

Postgraduate Courses

Advanced Foundation Engineering CE5330

Course Content:Foundation classification, Choice of foundations, Bearing capacity and settlement analysis of shallow foundations like footings and rafts, Deep foundations like piles, piers and caissons, Foundations on expansive soils, laterites, fills and rock, Construction aspects of foundations, Underpinning, Groundwater lowering and drainage, Field tests in foundation engineering including instrumentation for monitoring of foundation

Applied Soil Mechanics CE5300

Course Content:Earth pressure theories & design of retaining walls, Sheet pile walls,Anchored bulkheads, Open cuts & deep excavations, Diaphragm walls, Pre-stressed ground anchors, Theory of arching in soils and its applications in design of tunnels & conduits, Slope stability & different methods of analysis, Slope protection and stabilization, Cofferdams and foundation construction below water, Earth dams and embankments, Choice of material, Design of filters and drains.

Structural Design of Foundations CE5380

Course Content: 1. Soil properties: review of index properties, shear strength, consolidation of soil. 2. Bearing capacity: penetration tests, footings on layered soil, footings on slopes. 3. Settlement and liquefaction: immediate settlement, consolidation settlement, effect of earthquake. 4. Lateral earth pressure: earth pressure theories; effects of water table, layered soil and earthquake. 5. Design considerations for foundations: Size and spacing of footings, differential settlement, uplift, ground improvement techniques, and corrosion protection. 6. Soil-structure interaction: modulus of sub-grade reaction, Winkler approach, beam on elastic foundations, raft-superstructure interaction, laterally loaded piles. 7. Reinforced concrete design: review of limit states method, analysis and design of isolated spread footings. 8. Combined footings: rectangular, trapezoidal, beam-and-slab, cantilever, strap-beam and strip footings. 9. Raft foundations: simplified and rigorous methods of analysis, structural design; flat slab rafts, beam-and-slab rafts, circular rafts, annular rafts, piled rafts. 10. Pile foundations: structural analysis and design; precast piles, under-reamed piles, pile caps. 11. Retaining walls: cantilever walls, counterfort walls, basement walls, reinforced earth walls. 12. Special topics: machine foundations, well foundations, soil anchors