# AMIE Civil Syllabus

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## AMIE Civil Engineering Syllabus 2021

### Design of Steel Structures

Group A

• Industrial buildings : Loads, classification and types of buildings, braced and unbraced buildings.
• Steel towers : Transmission line towers; microwave towers; guyed towers.

Group B

• Multistoried buildings : Analysis, types of loads, and design.
• Other miscellaneous topics : Steel bridges; pressure vessels; water tanks, chimneys, etc.

### Structural Dynamics

Group A

• Single degree of freedom systems : Equations oF motion. Free vibrations, damping. Response to harmonic excitation. Response to general dynamic loading. Duhamel’s integral. Numerical methods.
• Response spectrum : Concept. Deformation, pseudo – velocity and pseudo – acceleration response spectra. Analysis of SDOF systems using response spectrum. Difference between response spectrum and design spectrum.

Group B

• Multi degree of freedom systems : Equations of motion. Free vibrations, natural frequencies and modes. Free vibration analysis for classically damped systems. Damped matrix. Rayleigh damping. Modal analysis. Earthquake analysis of linear systems by response spectrum method.
• Continuous systems : Equations of motion. Natural frequencies and modes. Modal orthogonality. Earthquake response spectrum analysis.

### Seismic Design of Structures

Group A

• Characteristics of earthquake : Earthquake terminology. Magnitude. Intensity. Measurement of ground motion. Frequency – magnitude relationship. Liquefaction.
• Strong ground motion : Acceleration time histories. Peak parameters ( peak ground acceleration / velocity / displacement ). Response spectrum. Site effects.
• Earthquake analysis of structures : Idealisation on structures. Response spectrum analysis. Equivalent force concepts. Torsionally coupled systems.

Group B

• Concepts of earthquake – resistant design : Objectives. Ductility, ductility reduction factor, over strength, response reduction factor. Design response spectrum. Lateral stiffness. Building configuration. Base isolation. Concept of structural control.
• Building codes : Performance of buildings in past earthquakes. Historical perspective on code development – Indian code ( IS 1893 ) provisions for buildings.
• Detailing of reinforced concrete and masonry buildings : Provisions of IS 13920, IS 4326, IS 13827. Retrofitting and strengthening of buildings ( IS 13935 ).
• Other structures : Introduction to concept of seismic design for bridges and liquid retaining tanks.

### Principles of Environmental Engineering

Group A

• Environmental engineering : Introduction and scope. Ecology and environment-definitions and interactions, anthropogenic effects.
• Pollution and environmental quality : Air and water quality parameters, variation of water quality in the hydrogeologic cycle, beneficial uses of water, water ity criteria and standards for various beneficial uses, air quality criteria, ambient air standards.
• Pollutants : Definition, significance, measurement ( both air and water ).
• Wastes : Solid, liquid and gaseous, and their sources and characteristics.
• Water and wastewater quality estimation : Population forecast, water demand for various purposes, variation in quantity of water and wastewater. Overview and elements of water supply scheme.

Group B

• Water / wastewater quality enhancement : Unit operations and processes, physico – chemical vs. biological methods, solid – liquid separation, grit removal, screening, commutation, mixing, equalization, coagulation, flocculation, filtration, disinfection, aeration and gas transfer, precipitation, softening, adsorption and ion exchange.
• Surface and groundwater treatment : Sequencing of unit operations and processes, plant layout, hydraulic considerations – Rural water supply and sanitation.
• Wastewater collection system and water distribution system : Review of analysis, design and appurtenances.

### Environmental Engineering – Process & Management

Group A

• Introduction : Review of environmental engineering.
• Biological processes for water and wastewater quality enhancement : Microbiological aspects, classification of bioprocesses, aerobic and anaerobic processes, dispersed and immobilized growth systems, reactor analysis, unit operations and processes, aerobic dispersed growth systems – activated sludge process and its modifications, aerobic immobilized growth systems – trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, anaerobic processes – conventional, stationary and mobile, fixed film, sludge blanket, ponds and lagoons, septic tanks.
• Overview and elements of wastewater disposal scheme : Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment, sequencing of unit operations and processes, plant layout, hydraulic considerations.
• Disposal of wastes : Liquid-inland waters, on land, ocean; disposal standards-effluent and stream, gaseous – atmospheric dispersion, meteorological and stack factors, emission standards.

Group B

• Air pollution control : Stack height estimation, particulate removal mechanisms and processes, reduction of gaseous pollutants-adsorption, absorption, neutralization, incineration.
• Solid waste management : Collection, classification, reduction-quantity and hazard potential, composting. land filling, incineration, ground water pollution.
• Noise pollution and hazardous waste management : Definition, measurement, control measures.
• Environmental impact and auditing : Environmental impact and assessment-statements and methodologies, environmental laws-special constitutional provisions, role of federal and state governments and NGOs in monitoring and control of environmental pollution and resources, environmental auditing.

### Air Pollution and Its Control

Group A

• Introduction : History of air pollution, air pollution systems, concepts of air quality, air qualitycriteria and standards, atmospheric chemistry and philosophy of air pollution control.
• Air Pollution sources : Stationary-industrial, domestic, non – point Mobile : Petrol and dieseldriven vehicles.
• Assessment of air pollution : Preparation of emission inventory, emission factors, pollution loads.
• Effects of air pollution : Human health, vegetation and property.
• Air quality surveillance : Design of air quality monitoring network.
• Meteorology : Physics of atmosphere-sun atmosphere, heat balance, wind speed, direction,ventilation, mixing height, stability, class.

Group B

• Transport and dispersion of pollutants : Turbulence, advection, diffusion equation, Gaussianmodel and its variation, plume rise, fate process and migration pathways, dry and wet deposition.
• Engineering control : Setting chambers, inertial devices, bagfihers, dry and wet scrubbers,mobile source control, two – and three – way catalytic converters.
• Source sampling and monitoring : Isokinetic sampling. Air pollution legislations, international treaties, emission standards. Global and regional air pollution issues.

### Design of Water and Waste Water Treatment Systems

Group A

• Environmental engineering; Introduction and scope.
• Design consideration.
• Environment quality and pollution : Water quality and its parameters; variation of water quality in hydrogeologic cycle, beneficial uses of water, water quality criteria and ambient water standards.
• Water quality and health.
• Consideration in water supply scheme.
• Water and wastewater quantity estimation : Population forecast; water demand for various purposes, variatiogn in quantity of water and wastewater.
• Design of grit removal, equalisation, coagulation-flocculation, filtration, disinfection; aeration and gas transfer, and distribution system.

Group B

• Wastewater characterisation, wastewater quality parameters, BOD, COD, various types of solids, physicochemical, biological methods, solid – liquid separation, grit removal, screening, commutation, mixing equalization.
• Design of activated sludge process, trickling filters, oxidation ponds, oxidation ditch.
• Water quality modelling : DO – BOD Streeter – Phelphs equation.
• Wastewater collection system : Analysis, design and appurtenances.

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