BE Civil 4th Semester Syllabus RTMNU

University Syllabus Course and Classes For BE Civil 4th Semester

Atlanta Computer Institute Nagpur conducts Tuition Classes for BE Civil First Year ( Part 1 ) , BE Civil Second Year ( Part 2 ) and BE Civil Final Year ( Part 3 ) for all universities in India . The Following syllabus is of Nagpur University. CAD Training is also given to BE Civil Students.

Atlanta Computer Institute Nagpur conducts Tuition Classes for BE First Year BE Second Year ( Semester 3 and Semester 4 ) , BE Third Year ( Semester 5 and Semester 6 ) and BE Final Year ( Semester 7 and Semester 8 ) for all universities in India . The Following syllabus is of Nagpur University.

Syllabus for BE Civil 4th Semester



Unit – I     Introduction of Statically indeterminate Structures : Concept of Static indeterminacy, Analysis of fixed and continues beams by theorem of three moments, effects of sinking of support.
Unit – II   Rolling loads on simply supports beams with concentrated and uniformly distributed loads, maximum B.M. and S.F. Influence lines for reactions, bending moments and shear forces in simply supported beam, cantilevers and beams with overhangs. Influence lines for forces in members of simple trusses and for BM and SF in panels of simple trusses.
Unit – III  Strain energy method as applied to the analysis of redundant frames and redundant truss up to two Degrees, Determination of deflection of trusses. Castiglinos theorems. Maxwells reciprocal theorem. Bettis theorem.
Unit – IV  Bucking of columns and beams. Eulers and Rankines formula. Analysis of Two-Hinged arches. Three Hinged Arch, S.F. and normal thrust, parabolic arches.
Unit – V   Slope defection method as applied to indeterminate beams & continues beams portal frames. Frame with inclined legs upto 3 degree of freedom. Approximate method: Analysis of multi-stored frame, portal,cantilever and substitude frame methods.(max. three bay three storey).
Unit – VI  Introduction to flexibility method upto two DOF, Column Anology Method.



Minimum TEN of the following :
1. To find the slope and deflection of continuous beam.
2. To find the value of Flexural rigidity (EI) for a given beams and compare with theoretical value.
3. To determine the moment required to produce a given rotation at one end of a beam when the other end is i) Pinned ii) Fixed
4. To study the behavior of different types of struts and to calculate the Eulers Buckling load for each case.
5. To verify the Maxwell’s reciprocal theorem for beam.
6. To measure the strain in the cantilever beam with the help of acoustic strain gauge.
7. Study of various types of strain gauges.
8. Plotting of influence lines by making use of Muller-Breslau principle.
9. Determination of deflection of trusses by Willot-Mohrs diagram.
10. Determination of material fringe value.
11. Determination of stress in beam by photoelastic method.
12. To find horizontal thrust and to draw the influence line for horizontal thrust for two hinge arch.
13. To calculate horizontal deflection at roller end in two hinged arch.
14. To measure the strain in the cantilever beam with the help of electrical resistance strain gauge.
15. To determine horizontal thrust for indeterminate portal frame
16. Study of Poloriscope

Text Book
1. Theory of Structure by S P Timoshenko Mc. Graw Hill
2. Intermediate Structural Analysis by C K Wang Mc. Graw Hill
3. Plain and Reinforced concrete Structures, Vol.-II by Jain, Jai Krishna Laxmi Publication
4. Theory of Elasticity by S P Timoshenko Mc. Graw Hill
5. Experimental Stress Analysis by Rally & Dally Mc. Graw Hill
1 Structural Analysis by C.S.Reddy Mc. Graw Hi ll
2 Structural Analysis by R.C. Hibbler Pearson Education



Syllabus :
Unit I   1. Introduction : Formation of soil, residual & transported soil, major deposits found in India, soils generally used in practice such as sand, gravel, organic soil, clay, Betonies, , black cotton soil etc. Introduction to clay mineralogy.
2. Phases of soil: Various soil weight & volume inter-relationship. Density index, methods of determining in situ density.
Unit II  Index Properties & Their Determination, Water content, specific gravity, sieve analysis, particle size distribution curve, sedimentation analysis, Differential and free swell value, Consistency of soil, Atterberge’s limits . Classification of Soil : Particle size classification, Textual classification, Unified & I.S. classification system, field identification of Expansive soil, Swelling pressure.
Unit III  3. Permeability: Darcy’s law & its validity, Discharge & seepage velocity, factors affecting permeability, Determination of coefficients of permeability by Laboratory and field methods, permeability of stratified soil.
4. Seepage : Seepage pressure, quick sand condition, characteristics & uses of flownets, Preliminary problems of
discharge estimation in homogeneous soils, Effective, Neutral and total stresses in soil mass.
Unit IV  5. Stress Distribution : Stress distribution in soil Mass, Boussinesque equation, point load and uniformly distributed load over rectangular & circular areas, Use of Newmarks charts.
Unit V  6. Consolidation : Compression of laterally confined soil, Terzaghis 1-D consolidation theory (formation of Differential equation), Determination of coefficient of consolidation, Degree of consolidation. Determination of preconsolidation pressure, Settlement, Rate of settlement.
7. Compaction : Mechanism of compaction, factors affecting compaction, standard & modified proctor Tests, field compaction equipments, quality control, Advance compaction Techniques, Nuclear density meter.
Unit VI  8. Shear Strength : Introduction, Mohr Coulombs theory, Drainage condition, Measurement of shear strength by direct shear test, triaxial test, unconfined compression test, vane shear test, sensitivity.


These shall comprise of ten experiments and terms work to be presented in the form of journal for assessment of
sessional and practical examination.
A. List of Experiments : Any 10
1. Moisture content and Specific gravity of soil.
2. Grain size Analysis – (Sieve Analysis).
3. Consistency limit, plastic limit and liquid limit of soil.
4. Hydrometer Analysis.
5. Constant Head Permeability test of or Falling Head Permeability test.
6. Consistency limit of soil ( shrinkage limit).
7. Field Density by sand replacement method.
8. Field Density by core cutter method.
9. Unconfined compression test.
10. Direct shear Test.
11. Triaxial shear test (Demonstration).
12. Proctors compaction Test and Proctor needle test.
B. One field visit or one case study included in journal.
C. Use of plasticity Chart or Newmarks Chart.
Text book

1 Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg. by K.R. Arora Std. Publisher
2 Soil Mechanics & Foundation B.C.Punmia Laxmi Publication
3 Basic & Applied Soil Mechanics by Gopal Rajan & Rao Newage international Pub.
4 Geotechnical P. Raj Dorling Kindersley Pvt. Ltd
5 Geotechnical Earthquake Engg. by Steven L. Kramer Prentice Hall
Reference book

1 Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg by Modi Std. Publisher
2 Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg by V.N.S.Murthy CBS Publisher



Unit -I  Highway Development & Planning: Principles of Highway planning, Road development in India Classification of roads, network patterns, Planning, Surveys. Highway Alignment: Requiremnts, Engineering Surveys. Highway Materials: Properties of sub grade and pavement component materials, Tests on sub
grade soils, aggregates and bituminous materials. Application of Geosynthetics.
Unit - II: Highway Geometric Design: Cross Section elements, carriageways, camber, stopping & overtaking sight distances Horizontal alignment- Curves, design of super elevation, widening, transition curves, vertical curves.
Unit- III Pavement Design: Types of pavements & characteristic, Design parameters, Axle & Wheel load, tyre pressure, ESWL for dual Wheels, repetitions, Group Index & IRC method of flexible pavement design. Analysis of load & temperature stresses of rigid pavement, joints Highway Construction & Maintenance: Earthen/Gravel road, Water Bound Macadam, Wet Mix macadam, Bituminous pavement, Cement Concrete pavement. Pavement failures, Pavement evaluation, Maintenance and strengthening measures.
Unit-IV  Traffic Engineering: Traffic characteristics (Road User, Driver and Vehicular characteristics) Traffic Studies (Volume studies, speed studies, parking studies and accident studies.) Traffic Safety (Causes and types of accidents, Use of intelligent transportation system)
Unit- V Bridge Engineering: Classification, identification and site selection. Flood discharge, waterways, scour depth, economic span. IRC classification of Loads, Forces, Stresses: IRC Specification & code of practices, Critical combinations.
Unit-VI Sub-Structure: Types of foundations & their choice, Open, Pile and well foundation, pneumatic Caissons, cofferdams. Abutment, Piers & Wing walls, Their types general design principles (empirical.) Super Structure: Different structural forms
Rating and Maintenance: Methods & Techniques of rating of existing bridges Inspection, Repairs, maintenance, corrosion-causes and prevention, Aesthetics.


Every student must carry minimum of 10 (Ten) experiments from the following:
1. Sub grade Soil: CBR test
2. Sub grade Soil: AASHO Classification
3. Aggregates: crushing value test.
4. Aggregates: Los Angeles abrasion value test.
5. Aggregates: impact test.
6. Aggregates: shape test.(Elongation Index, Flakiness index and Soundness test)
7. Aggregates: Specific Gravity and Water absorption test.
8. Bitumen: Penetration Value.
9. Bitumen: Ductility Test.
10. Bitumen: Softening point test.
11. Bitumen: Flash and Fire point test.
12. Bitumen: Specific gravity.
13. Bitumen: Adhesion Test.
14. Short Field Visit
Text book

1. Highway Engineering: Khanna and Justo. Nem Chand
2. Bridge Engineering by S. P. Bindra. Dhanpat Rai Publication
3. Bridge Engineering by S. C. Rangwala. Charotar Publishing House Pvt. Limited
4. Principles and practices of Highway Engineering by S. K. Sharma Khanna Publication
 Reference book

1 . Pavement Design: Yoder and Witzak Wiley
2 Traffic Engineering: L.R.Kadiyali Khanna Publishers



UNIT - I: Chain and Compass Traversing a) Classification, Principle of Survey, tape survey, cross staff survey, construction, use and testing of optical square, line ranger.
b) Compass Traversing: Prismatic and Surveyor's Compass, true and magnetic bearing, local attraction, and magnetic dip, inclination, compass traversing adjustment of traverse.
UNIT - II: Leveling and Contouring
a) LEVELLING: different types of Levels, Study of Dumpy Level, temporary adjustment, principle of levelling, reduction of levels, classification of levelling, Profile Levelling, Longitudinal Section And Cross Sections, Reciprocal Levelling, Corrections for Curvature and Refraction, distance to the visible horizon.
UNIT – III: Adjustment of Dumpy Level & Trignometrical Levelling
a) Adjustment of auto level: principle axes of auto level, relationship, testing and adjustment of bubble axis and line
of collimation.
b) Trignometrical Levelling: Indirect levelling, elevation of point with base of an object accessible inaccessible in
the same vertical plane.
c) Contours : Defination, characteristics, uses, methods of locating contours.
a)Theodolite : Introduction, Type of Theodolite ; Modern Theodolite Temporary adjustment, Principle Axes and
relationship , permanent adjustment, Measurement of Horizontal & vertical angles, Magnetic Bearings, prolonging a
line, lining in.
b) Traverse Computation: Consecutive and independent coordinates, adjustment of closed traverse, Gales traverse
table, area calculation by coordinates.
UNIT- V: Plane Table Surveying & Computation of Area & Volume
a) Plane Table Surveying: Equipments, Advantages and Disadvantages, Orientation, methods of plane tabling, two
point and three point problems in plane tabling. Telescopic Alidade.
b) Computation of area and volume: Trapezoidal and Simpsons Rule. Digital planimeter, construction and use.
UNIT- VI: Hydrographic Surveying, Underground Surveying and Surveying Equipments.
a) Hydrographic Surveying: Shore Line Survey, River Survey, Soundings, equipments, methods of locating
soundings, three point problems.
b) Underground Surveying: Correlation of underground and surface survey, transferring the levels underground.
c) Surveying Equipments: Optical Theodolite, EDM, GPS.

(Minimum 15 practical should be performed out of the following:
1. Demonstration of metric chain.
2.Measurement of distance by ranging and tape.
3. Locating various objects by tape & cross staff survey.
4. Determination of area of given polygon by tape and cross staff survey.
5. Measurement of bearings of sides of traverse with prismatic compass and computation of correct included angles.
6. Locating given building by tape and compass traversing (One full size drawing sheet)
7.Determination of elevation of various points with dumpy level by collimation plane method and rise & fall
8. Fixing bench mark with respect to temporary bench mark with Auto level by fly levelling and check levelling.
9. L- Section and cross section of road (0ne full size drawing sheet each for L-section and cross section)
10.Measurement of horizontal angles using Theodolite by method of repetition
11.Measurement of vertical angles with Theodolite.
12. Determination of horizontal distance between two inaccessible points with Theodolite.
13. Locating given building by Theodolite traversing (One full size drawing sheet)
14. Locating given building by plane table traversing (One full size drawing sheet
15. Determination of elevation of point by trigonometric levelling.
16. To draw Contour map of given area (0ne full size drawing sheet)
17. Determination of area of a irregular figure by using Planimeter
18. Study of Optical Theodolite, EDM, GPS.
19.To give site Layout for given plan of building.
Text Book

1 Surveying and Levelling by Kanetkar and Kulkarni (Vol.I) Pune Vidhati grihan Prakashan
2 Surveying and Levelling by Dr. B.C. Punmia (Vol. I & II) Laxmi Pub.


1 Advance Surveying - Total Station, GIS and Remote Sensing by Pearson Education
Satheesh Gopi & R.Sathikumar & N. Madhu



Syllabus :
Unit-I : Foundations: Necessity and types of R.C.C. foundations, Detail of Deep foundation and precast foundation in general, Details shallow foundations. Bearing capacity of soils and its assessment. Preumptive bearing capacity values from codes. Loads on foundations. Causes of failures of foundations and remedial measures, Foundation on black cotton soils Setting out foundation trenches, excavation timbering of foundation trenches. Load bearing and framed structures.
Unit-II Brickwork :Qualities of good bricks, classification of bricks tests on bricks as per as codes. Terms used in brickwork, commonly used types of bonds in brickwork such as header, stretcher, English and Flemish bonds, principles of construction. Reinforced brickwork, brick knogging. Parapets, copings, sills and corbels, brief introduction to cavity walls, load bearing and partition walls. Masonry construction using cement concrete blocks and clay walls, load bearing and partition walls. Masonry construction using cement concrete blocks and clay blocks. Precest construction : Introduction to method and materials. Precast elements likes poles, cover, jallies, steps corbets, truss element etc.
Unit-III: Stone Work : Stones, cutting and dressing, selection of stones types of stone masonary, principles of construction joints in masonary. Lifting heavy stones, common building stones in India. Arches and Lintels : Terminology in contraction, types chajjas and canopies, pre cast Lintels & Arches. Damp Proofing : Causes and effect of dampness. Various methods of damp proofing Damp proofing in plinth protection, New Techniques of Damp Proofing Damp Proofing in Plinth Protection, New Techniques of Damp proofing. Epoxy etc.
Floors and Roofs : Floors : General principals, types and method of construction, floors finished quality, testing floor tiles, synthetic & Ceramic Tiles. Roofs : Flat and pitches roofs, roof coverings, types AND their constructional features. Thermal Insulation
Unit-V :
Stairs : Types of stairs, functional design of stairs. Doors and Windows : Purpose materials of construction and types.
Unit-VI :
Plastering and Pointing : Necessity, types and methods Temporary Timbering : Centering and formwork shoring, underpining and scaffolding. Painting : White washing, colour washing and distempering new materials & Techniques.
Text book
1 Building Construction by Rangwala Charotar Pub. House



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1. To prepare student to understand basic computational technique and concept of
developing flow chart and algorithm for engineering problems.
2. To make the students understand the techniques of handling huge practical data.
3. To prepare students to gain knowledge and necessary skills required to
work as a team member or team leader in the development of large computer and
software systems covering a broad range of engineering and scientific applications.
4. To prepare student to do advanced studies in computer applications.
a. The student would be able to analyze, identify and define computing requirement for
engineering problems.
b. The student would be able to develop and execute computer program for solving
mathematical and engineering problems.
c. The student would be able to deal with various types of solution errors occurred
during cyclic computations.
d. The student would be able to develop tool for solving various engineering problems
e. The student would be able to work as an effective team member or team leader to
accomplish common goal.
The students would be able to debug the program for common errors.
Minimum sixteen computer program development, minimum one from each of the following field using
FORTRAN-95/ C language. At least four programs in C language. It is recommended to have at least four
programs based on numerical methods and two assignments in application software’s such as spreadsheets, database
management programs, etc.
1. Engineering mechanics
2. Strength of material
3. Transportation engineering
4. Geotechnical engineering
5. Hydraulic engineering
6. Irrigation and water resources engineering
7. Surveying
8. Estimating and costing
9. Structural analysis
10. Structural design
11. Environmental engineering
12. Matrix algebra, solution techniques
13. Numerical integration
14. Table generation from IS: 456
15. Earthquake force calculation
Text Book

1 The complete reference C by Schildt Mc. Graw Hill
2 Programming with C by Balagurusamy Mc. Graw Hill

1 Programming with C by Ramkumar Mc. Graw Hill
2 Programming with C by Gottfried Mc. Graw

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