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AMIE Civil Engineering Syllabus 2021
Water Resources Systems
Introduction to Water Resources Systems : Elements of a water system, concept of a system, systems analysis techniques, issues in systems approach, advantages and limitations of systems approach, challenges in water sector.
Acquisition and Processing of Water Resources Data : Types of data, design of hydromet networks, data validation, acquisition and processing of precipitation and other meteorological data, acquisition and processing of stream flow data, water quality and other data, water resource information system. Emerging Techniques for Data Acquisition and Systems Modelling Remote sensing, geographic information systems.
Statistical Techniques for Data Analysis : Random variable, cumulative distribution function, probability distribution function, distribution characteristics. Normal distribution, Extreme value type I distribution, Gamma distribution, Pearson type HI distribution, Discrete probability distributions, method of moments for continuous and discrete systems, problems of parameter estimation, hypothesis testing; t-test, Chi-square distribution, linear regression, correlation analysis. Frequency analysis; Frequency factor method, time-series analysis, auto regression and moving average models.
Systems Analysis Techniques : Optimization, Kuhn-Tucker conditions. Linear programming: Standard form, graphical solution, simplex method, duality, piecewise linearization, simulation.
Economic Considerations : Basic principles of project economics, demand utility of water, project economics and evaluation, discounting techniques, benefit-cost ratio method, present worth and rate-of-return and annual cost methods, project-feasibility and optimality.
Environmental and Social Considerations : Water in environment, environmental impact of water resources projects, environmental impact of reservoirs, environmental problems in command areas, environmental impact assessment, sustainable development. Social impacts.
Water Resources Planning : Stages in water resources planning, data collection and processing, estimation of future water demands, preliminary planning, institutional set-up, public involvement, formulation and screening of alternatives, models for water resources planning, sensitivity analysis.
Reservoir Sizing : Need for reservoirs, classification of reservoirs, water uses, reservoir planning, estimation of water yield, hydro-power generation, reservoir losses, water balance of a reservoir, storage requirement for conservation purpose. Mass curve method, sequent peak algorithm, flood control storage capacity, reservoir routing.
Principles of Geoinformatics
Introduction to surveying : Objectives, classification of surveys, Indian topographic series, map reading.
Linear measurements : Distance measurements with chain and tapes, corrections to measured length, field survey by chains / tapes.
Compass surveying : True and magnetic bearings, local attraction, fore and back bearing, various types of compasses and applications, detail plotting, adjustment of compass traverse using graphical approach.
Levelling : Concepts of Geold, ellipsoid, MSL and level surface, methods of levelling, determination of height, booking of levelling operation, types of levels, sensitivity of the bubble, trigonometric levelling, curvature and refraction effects.
Contouring : Guidelines for preparation of contour m;1ps, methods of contouring.
Plane Tabling ( PT ) : Accessories in PT, methods of PT, re – section method , preparation of map.
Theodolites : Measurements of horizontal and vertical angles, differences in Vernier and microplic theodolites, methods of recording angles.
Errors and adjustments : Accuracy and precision, propagation of variance / covariance and adjustment of errors using observation equation and condition equation approach ( matrix based solution ).
Tacheometric surveys : Principle and basic system, subtense bar, various types of tachometers, plotting with tacheometers.
Curves : Classification, elements of simple circular, compound, reverse, transition, vertical curves, setting of curves.
Triangulation : Purpose of triangulation and trilateration, classification, strength of figure, well conditioned triangle, triangulation figures, reconnaissance and station selection, intervisibility of stations, signal and towers, base lining, computation and adjustment in triangulation, satellite station.
EDM : Principles and applications, instruments : Geodimeter, Tellurometer, Distomat, etc.
Digital Theodolites / Total Station / GPS : Principles and applications.
Introduction to photogrammetry : Comparison of serial photographs and topographic maps, definition of basic terms, perspective of near – vertical photograph, scale and coordinates from photographs, stereoscopy, parallel bar measurements, determination of heights, principle of radial line triangulation, assumption, limitations and errors.
Introduction to remote sensing : Remote sensing system, data-acquisition and processing, EMR and spectrum, atmospheric windows, Interaction mechanisms, multi-concept, sensors and platforms. Interpolation of aerial photographs and satellite imagery and their interaction.
Analysis and Design of Structures
Group A : Analysis
- Stability and determinacy of structures.
- Review of shear force and bending moment diagrams in beams and frames.
- Plane trusses. : Method of joints and method of sections. Deflection of trusses ( virtual work method ). Deflection of beams and frames.
- Method of virtual work by Castigliano’s theorem;
- Moment – area method and conjugate beam method. Influence line diagrams and moving loads. Three – hinged arches and cables.
- Analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Force and stiffness method of analysis.
- Plane truss using method of consistent deformation. Beams and frames.
- Method of consistent deformation, three – moment equation, slope – deflection equations, moment distribution method, Kani’s method.
Group B : Design
- Structural fasteners ( rivets, welds, bolts ).
- Design of tension members.
- Design of compression members.
- Design of beams ( rolled section, build – up sections ). Design of bolted ( eccentric ) connections.
- Design of welded plate girder.
- Design of industrial buildings ( gantry girder, roof trusses etc ).
- Design of beam – columns and column bases. Design of RCC beams, columns, slabs and footings by working stress method of design.
Advanced Structural Analysis
Matrix analysis, displacement and force method : Computers and structural analysis; brief discussion on analysis procedures with introduction to displacement and force methods; basic structural system and mathematical model; coordinate systems, joint displacement and joint loads; statically determinate and indeterminate structures; kinematically determinate and
Member end load matrix : Member deformation matrix; influence coefficients; global flexibility matrix; global stiffness matrix; local member flexibility and stiffness matrices; plane frame members; space frame members.
Flexibility analysis of statically determinate structures; computer program for flexibility analysis; flexibility analysis of statically indeterminate structures; computer program for flexibility analysis for statically indeterminate structures.
Stiffness analysis method; computer program for stiffness analysis of kinematically determinate systems; stiffness analysis of kinematically determinate plain frame; stiffness analysis of kinematically indeterminate systems; assembly process for obtaining global stiffness matrix from member stiffness matrices for plane truss, space truss, plane frame and space frame.
Stress analysis and failure criteria. Analysis of stress and strain – principal stresses and Strains, deviaioric stress and strain, stress and strain invariants; compatibility conditions; and equilibrium equations. Failure criteria stress – strain relations for anisotropic and isotropic elastic materials; yield ( failure ) criteria.
Stress concern ration. Fatigue failure.
Plates and shells; thin plate bending theory, thin plate bending solutions; membrane theory of shells; bending theory-circular cylindrical shells.
Design of RCC and Prestressed Concrete Structures
- Introduction to working stress and limit states / design. Working stress design of rectangular beams.
- Working stress design of T – beams. Design of tension members and compression members.
- Limit states, design of beams.
- Design of two – way slabs, design of circular slabs, and design of flat slabs.
- Design of miscellaneous structures-staircase, curved beam, lintel, etc.
- Limit state, design of columns. Design of members under combined bending and direct stresses.
- Design of footings and design of bridges.
- Design of liquid retaining structures.
- Design of prestressed concrete structures. Design of masonry structures.
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