CE 602 ADVANCED MATHEMATICS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS
Linear differential equations; Fourier integrals and transforms; Partial differential equations; Numerical methods in general; Numerical methods for differential equations; Linear algebra; Numerical methods in linear algebra; Data analysis, Probability theory; Mathematical statistics.
Hydrologic cycle, systems concept, hydrologic
model classification; Reynold’s Transport Theorem,
continuity, momentum, and energy equations;
Atmospheric hydrology: atmospheric circulation,
water vapor, formation and forms of precipitation,
precipitable water, monsoon characteristics in
India, Thunderstorm Cell model, IDF relationships;
factors affecting evaporation, estimation and
measurement of evaporation, energy balance method,
aerodynamic method, Priestley-Taylor method, and pan
evaporation; Surface Water: Catchment storage
concept, Hortonian and saturation overland flow,
streamflow hydrographs, base-flow separation,
Φ-index, ERH & DRH, algorithm for abstraction using
Green-Ampt equation, SCS method, overland and
channel flow modeling, time area concepts, and
stream networks; Unit Hydrograph: General hydrologic
system model, response functions of a linear
hydrologic systems and their inter-relationships,
convolution equation; definition and limitations of
a UH; UH derivation from single and complex storms;
UH optimization using regression, matrix, and LP
methods; Synthetic unit hydrograph, S-Curve, IUH;
Sub-surface Water: Soil moisture, porosity,
saturated and unsaturated flow; Richards’ equation,
infiltration, Horton’s, Philip’s, and Green Ampt
methods, parameter estimation, ponding time
concepts; Groundwater Hydrology: Occurrence of
groundwater, aquifers & their properties, Darcy’s
law, permeability, transmissibility, stratification,
confined groundwater flow, unconfined groundwater
flow under Dupit’s assumptions; Well hydraulics,
steady flow into confined and unconfined wells;
Unsteady flow in a confined aquifer.
CE 611 ENGINEERING HYDRAULICS(3-0-0-4)
Basics: dimensional analysis, equations of continuity, motion, and energy, irrotational flow, drag and lift of immersed bodies; Pipe flow: laminar flow, turbulent flow, boundary layer theory, wall turbulent shear flow, free turbulent shear flow; Open Channel flow: energy-depth relationships, uniform flow, gradually varied flow, hydraulic jump, rapidly varied flow, spatially varied flow, unsteady flow.
CE 612 FLUID MECHANICS LABORATORY
Verification of momentum equation; Friction loss in pipes; Rainfall-runoff relationship; Flow over sharp crested weir; Flow in pipe networks; Bernoulli theorem; Fall velocity of objects; Point velocity measurement by ADV; Reynolds’ apparatus; Venturimeter and orifice meter; Energy loss in bends; Ground water flow/ well abstraction; Hydrogen bubble flow visualization; Hydraulic jump; Flow past a cylinder
CE 613 COMPUTER METHODS IN HYDRAULICS AND
Introduction to computer programming and
computation with Matlab.
Open channel flow:
Estimation of Normal and Critical depth; Uniform
flow computations; Computation of Water surface
profile (WSP) - Gradually varied flow estimation
using standard step and direct step methods, WSP in
presence of hydraulic structures; Unsteady flow –
Saint-Venant Equation, Kinematic wave routing,
diffusion routing, overland flow; Steady and
unsteady modelling using HEC-RAS.
Closed conduit flow:
Steady and unsteady state modelling, pipe
network analysis, introduction to EPANET/WaterCAD.
Surface water hydrology:
Estimation of Unit hydrographs; Lumped and
distributed flow routing; Hydrologic statistics –
parameter estimation, time series analysis,
frequency analysis, geostatistics; Hydrologic
modelling using HEC-HMS.
Solving groundwater flow equation – saturated and
unsaturated flow, Richards’ equation, Green-Ampt
infiltration model; Introduction to MODFLOW.
Application of soft computing methods
and GIS in Hydraulic and Hydrologic modelling.
CE 614 STOCHASTIC HYDROLOGY (3-0-0-4)
Statistical methods in hydrology, probability
distribution of hydrologic variables, hypothesis
testing and goodness of fit, flood frequency
analysis, single and multiple regression analysis,
classification of time series, characteristics of
hydrologic time series, statistical principles and
techniques for hydrologic time series modelling,
time series modelling of annual and periodic
hydrologic time series (including AR, ARMA, ARIMA,
and DARMA models), multivariate modelling of
hydrologic time series, practical considerations in
time series modelling applications.
CE 615 INTRODUCTION TO AI TECHNIQUES
Expert Systems (ES): history of ES, basic concepts
of ES, definition and components of ES, inference
engines and reasoning mechanisms e.g. forward
reasoning, backward reasoning, and mixed reasoning,
knowledge representation methods and development of
the rule based knowledge base, dealing with
uncertainty, and selected case studies of ES
applications to engineering and sciences; Artificial
Neural Networks (ANNs): background and history of
ANNs, definitions and basic concepts of ANNs,
biological and artificial neural networks,
feed-forward and feed-back networks, supervised and
unsupervised learning methods–standard
back-propagation (BP), conjugate gradients BP, self
organizing networks, etc., development of ANN models
for specific problems and selected case studies;
Genetic Algorithms (GAs): fundamentals and
preliminary concepts of evolution and GA,
preliminaries of optimization, genetic
operators-selection, crossover, and mutation, binary
and real-coded GAs, constraint handling in GAs, and
selected case studies involving GA applications to
CE 616 SEDIMENT TRANSPORTATION (3-0-0-4)
Properties of sediment, incipient motion, bed load,
suspended load, total load, sediment measurements,
regime concept, bed form mechanics, plan form and
stream bed variations of rivers, reservoir
sedimentation, erosion and deposition, sediment
control, sediment transport in pipes.
CE 617 TRANSIENTS IN PIPES (3-0-0-4)
Causes of transients; Governing Equations; Method of
characteristics; Transients in pumping schemes and
hydro electric schemes; Transient bubble flow;
CE 618 UNSTEADY OPEN CHANNEL FLOW (3-0-0-4)
Review of basic equations; 2 D Shallow water flow
equations: Boussinesq equations, Finite - difference
solutions: explicit and implicit methods; Dambreak
flow analysis; Supercritical flow computation;
Sediment routing models.
CE 617 GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
3-0-0-0-, Prereq. CE 614)
Digital simulation models for groundwater development, application of finite difference and finite element methods for solving problems in groundwater development and management; Analog methods: direct electric analog, viscous flow analog and other analogs; Optimisation methods, models for conjunctive development of surface and groundwater; Special problems in ground-water development and management; Artificial recharge, ground subsidence, salt water intrusion and others.
CE 619 ECOHYDROLOGY (3-0-0-4)
Introduction: Origin and scope of
Interactions between physical, chemical and
biological processes at basin scale - soil water
dynamics, land surface energy budgets; scales of
interactions; ecohydrological optimality theory;
ecohydrological controls on nutrient cycle.
Techniques in ecohydrological measurements:
Measuring energy and water fluxes in atmosphere,
soil and vegetation; atmosphere – latent, sensible
and CO2 fluxes, distribution of wind,
temperature and humidity; soil – soil moisture, soil
respiration and soil heat flux; vegetation – leaf
area index, stomatal conductance and transpiration.
Ecohydrological modelling: Governing
equations; mathematical models - stochastic and
deterministic models; process based and empirical
models; calibration and validation of models; scale
issues in ecohydrological modelling.
Applications of ecohydrology: Use of
ecohydrogical principles in paleohydrology and
climate change studies; ecohydrological approach for
sustainable management of floods and droughts; case
studies from tropical river basins and dryland
CE 620 STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS(3-0-0-4)
Loading: nature of dynamic loading, harmonic, random, types of dynamic loading; Continuous systems: rods (axial vibrations), beams (shear, axial and axial-shear-flexural vibrations); Discrete mass systems: SDOF (free and forced vibrations), MDOF (generalized coordinates, eigenvalue analysis, matrix and modal time history analysis); Introduction of random vibration: stochastic processes, stochastic analysis of linear dynamical systems to Gaussian inputs, SDOF, MDOF.
CE 621 ENGINEERING MECHANICS
Stress analysis: forces and moments, theory of stress, principal stresses and stress invariants, compatibility equations, equilibrium equations; Strain: deformation and velocity gradients, Lagrangian and Eulerian description and finite strain, small deformation theory, principal strains and strain invariants, compatibility conditions; Fundamental physical principles: conservation of mass, linear momentum, angular momentum, and energy, second law of thermodynamics; Constitutive theory: St. Venant’s principal, linear elasticity and generalized Hook’s law, Stokesian and Newtonian fluids, Navier-Stokes equations, Bernoulli equation, linear viscoelasticity, yield criteria; Applications: Airy stress function, two-dimensional elastostatics problems, torsion.
CE 622 STABILITY OF STRUCTURES
Criteria for design of structures: stability, strength, and stiffness; Classical concept of stability; Stability of discrete systems: linear and nonlinear behaviour; Stability of continuous systems: stability of columns: axial–flexural buckling, lateral bracing of columns, combined axial-flexural-torsion buckling; Stability of frames: member buckling versus global buckling, slenderness ratio of frame members; Stability of beams: lateral-torsion buckling; Stability of plates: axial-flexural buckling, shear flexural buckling, buckling under combined loads; Introduction to inelastic buckling and dynamic stability.
CE 623 EXPERTIMENTAL METHODS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Similitude and structural models: dimensional analysis, Buckingham's Pi theorem, scale factors and dynamic similitude; Uses and applications of models: types of model investigation, indirect and direct models, elastic and inelastic models (steel, concrete and masonry), size effects; Analysis of experimental data: error and uncertainty in experiment, measurement systems, accuracy in models and reliability of results; Test planning, design and implementation: testing sequence and experimental plan, loading systems, devices, actuators and their control; Instrumentation: mechanical, electrical, electronic system and their calibration, various types of sensors for displacement, velocity, acceleration, pressure, loads, strains, full-field measurements; Data acquisition system and data processing: analog systems, digital systems using personal computers, dynamic measurement, numerical and graphical data processing and archiving; Lab exercises: experiments to illustrate buckling of structural members; load-deformation behaviour of beams, columns, joints, and frames under various loads, mode shapes, natural frequency, damping factors from free and forced vibrations, shake table tests.
CE 624 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Basics of structural analysis: static & dynamic loading, linear & nonlinear structural behaviour, geometric & material nonlinearity, hysteretic behaviour; Classical linear analysis of frames and trusses: displacement method, slope deflection equations & matrix displacement method, effect of foundation settlement and temperature; Geometric nonlinear analysis of frames and trusses: displacement method, nonlinear slope-deflection equations & nonlinear behaviour, linearized iterative matrix displacement method, geometric stiffness matrix, tangent stiffness matrix, P- Δ effect, buckling of frames, tension structures; Material nonlinear analysis of frames: basics of plasticity, distributed plasticity & lumped plasticity, incremental nonlinear analysis.
CE 625 MASONARY STRUCTURES
Properties of constituents: units - burnt clay, concrete blocks, mortar, grout, reinforcement; Masonry bonds and properties: patterns, shrinkage, differential movement, masonry properties - compression strength ; Stresses in masonry walls: vertical loads, vertical loads and moments – eccentricity & kern distance, lateral loads - in-plane, out-of-plane; Behaviour of masonry walls and piers: axial and flexure, axial- shear and flexure, Behaviour of Masonry Buildings: unreinforced masonry buildings - importance of bands and corner & vertical reinforcement, reinforced masonry buildings - cyclic loading & ductility of masonry walls; Behaviour of masonry infills in RC frames: strut action; Structural design of masonry in buildings: methods of design – WSD, USD, seismic design - seismic loads, code provisions, infills, connectors, ties; Seismic evaluation and strengthening of masonry buildings: methods - in-situ, non-destructive testing; Construction practices and new materials.
CE 626 ADVANCED DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES
Design of reinforced concrete structures: methods of design - WSD, LSD, ULD, LRFD, review of LSD - flexure, axial-flexure, shear, torsion; Strut and Tie Models: basics - B and D Regions, modeling of P, V, M, T, P-V-M, supports and load points; Capacity design concept: flexure design, shear design, strong-column weak-beam philosophy; Beam-column Joints: loading, effects under seismic loading, beam bar anchorage, transverse reinforcement; Collapse Mechanisms: basics - beam, storey and sway mechanisms, progressive versus gradual collapse, demand-capacity ratios - incremental DCRs & pushover analysis, Ductility of Reinforced Concrete Structures: material ductility- steel & concrete, section ductility, member ductility, structural ductility.
CE 627 ADVANCED DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
Properties of steel: mechanical properties, hysteresis, ductility; Hot-Rolled Sections: compactness and non-compactness, slenderness, residual stresses; Design of steel structures: inelastic bending – curvature, plastic moments, design criteria - stability , strength, drift; Stability criteria: stability of beams - local buckling of compression flange & web, lateral-torsional buckling, stability of columns - slenderness ratio of columns, local buckling of flanges and web, bracing of column about weak axis, method of design - allowable stress design, plastic design, load and resistance factor design; Strength Criteria: beams – flexure, shear, torsion, columns - moment magnification factor, effective length, P-M interaction, bi-axial bending, joint panel zones; Drift criteria: P-Δ effect, deformation-based design; Connections: types – welded, bolted, location - beam-column, column-foundation, splices.
CE 628 DURABILITY OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES
Concrete and the environment: interaction; Overview of concrete deterioration: alkali-aggregate reaction, corrosion, carbonation; Permeability of concrete and its measurement: penetration of carbon dioxide and chlorides into concrete, corrosion of steel in concrete - electrochemistry of corrosion, micro and macro cell corrosion, corrosion cells and currents, role of concrete, prevention of corrosion; Corrosion induced longitudinal cracks: nature and properties of corrosion products; Alkali aggregate reaction: reactive minerals, mechanism of deterioration, identification and tests; Codal provisions for durability; Nondestructive testing; repair/rehabilitation of structures.
CE 629 EARTHQUAKE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STRUCTURES
Characteristics of earthquakes; Earthquake response of structures; Concept of earthquake resistant design; Code provisions of design of buildings; Design of liquid storage tanks; Liquefaction; Non-engineered construction; Special topics: bridges, dams, strengthening of existing buildings.
CE 630 ROCK MECHANICS
Physical properties and classification of intact rock and rock masses, rock exploration, engineering properties of rock, stresses in rock near underground openings; Rock tunneling, rock slope stability, bolting, blasting, grouting and rock foundation design.
CE 631 ADVANCED GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Soil composition and soil structure; Steady State flow, 2D and 3D seepage, transient flow; Compressibility and rate of consolidation, one, two, and three dimensional consolidation theories; Shear strength and stress-strain relationships of soils; Stability of slopes; Arching effects; Buried Structures.
CE 632 FOUNDATION ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
Settlement and bearing capacity: shallow spread footings, mats, and deep foundations; Foundation models, contact pressure distribution for footings, rafts, piles; Retaining Structures; Soil-structure interaction studies; Case studies.
CE 633 REINFORCED EARTH STRUCTURES
Reinforcing materials; Advantage of RE; Behaviour of Reinforced earth walls; Soil reinforcement interaction internal and external stability condition; Field application of RE; Randomly reinforced earth and analysis of reinforced soils; Testing of soil reinforcements; Development, fabrication, design, and applications of geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, and geomembranes.
CE 634 GROUND IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES
Engineering properties of soft, weak and compressible deposits; Principles of treatment-loading (static and Dynamic); Accelerated flow; Reinforcement; Drainage and filters, Injections, thermal, electrical and Chemical Methods; Preloading; Dynamic Consolidation; Vertical drains; Granular piles; Soil nailing; Anchors; Design methods and case studies.
CE 635 FOUNDATION DYNAMICS
Dynamics of elastic systems; Single and multi-degrees of freedom systems; Empirical and semi-empirical approaches to the theory of soil dynamics; Elastic theories of soil dynamics; Wave propagation; Dynamic soil properties; Design of machine foundations; Vibration isolation; Pile dynamics.
CE 636 GEOTECHNICAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
Introduction; Seismic Hazards: Mitigation of Seismic Hazards, seismology and earthquakes, strong ground motion, seismic hazard analysis; Wave propagation in unbounded media: in semi-infinite bodies, in layered soils and attenuation of stress waves; Dynamic soil properties; Ground response analysis; Effect of local site conditions on ground motion; Liquefaction: evaluation of liquefaction hazards, effects of liquefaction; Case studies.
CE 637 CONSTITUTIVE MODELING OF FRICTIONAL MATERIALS
Role of constitutive modeling; Importance of laboratory testing with relation to constitutive modeling; Elasticity: linear, quasilinear, anisotropic; Plasticity basics: yield criteria, flow rule, plastic potential, hardening/softening; Rate Independent Plasticity:
mohr-Coulomb, non-linear failure criteria, Drucker-Prager, and cap models; Critical state soil mechanics: critical state concept, cam-clay models, simulation of single element test using cam-clay, consolidation, drained and undrained triaxial test; Stress-dilatancy theory; Work hardening plasticity theory: formulation and implementation; Applications of elasto-plastic models; Special Topics: hypoelasticity-plasticity, disturbed state concept.
CE 638 GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATIONS FOR CE PROJECTS(1-0-3-3)
Subsurface exploration planning, drilling and sampling techniques, field and laboratory tests, instrumentation and monitoring of field data, report preparation.
CE 642 GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS
Geological hazards and environmental impact; Landslides: cause, classification, zonation and protection; Earthquakes: historical seismicity, classification, interplate and intraplate earthquakes, effect on ground structures, magnitude and intensity scales, seismic zonation; Floods: hydrology and types of floods, nature and extent of flood hazard, flood hazard zoning, flood control and protection; Land subsidence; Snow avalanches; Rock bursts; Mapping, monitoring and management of geological hazards.
CE 645 PHOTOGEOLOGY IN TERRAIN EVALUATION
Introduction to physical and structural geology; Landforms and drainage patterns; Elements of photogeology; Stereoscopy; Elementary photogrammetry; Photographic systems, types of cameras, films and filters; Photo-interpretation key; Quantitative interpretation of toposheets and airphotos; Applications in engineering geology, landuse, land wastage, hydrogeology, mineral exploration and change detection.
CE 647 PALEOSEISMOLOGY AND TECTONIC GEOMORPHOLOGY
Plate tectonic and its relation to earthquakes; Historical and modern seismicity; Mapping of active tectonic landforms in different tectonic environments; Field techniques in paleoseismology, identification of old (prehistoric) earthquake by trenching, estimation of magnitude, slip rates, and recurrence interval of faults, prediction of future earthquake, identification of paleo-liquefaction features; Dating techniques; Correlation of paleoseismic data with existing geodetic and geophysical data; Delineation of seismogenic faults and their related seismic hazard; Seismic hazard assessment (SHA).
CE 650: DIGITAL SIMULATION
Methodology of system simulation; Mathematical modelling of systems and processes including analysis and interpretation of data; Verification of models; Data generation and validation; Sample size and variance reduction; Special Simulation Languages like SIMULA: design of Computer Simulation Experiments; Response surface analysis; Analysis of Simulated data. Case studies from different fields. A project on a specific problem.
CE 671 INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING
Remote sensing system; Physics of remote sensing, EMR characteristics and interaction in atmosphere and with ground objects; Sensor types characteristics: types of resolution, FOV, IFOV, PSF; RS satellites and data products; Image processing, interpretation elements; Classification; Geometric and radiometric distortions, Geo-referencing, resampling methods; Atmospheric errors and removal; Satellite orbits and characteristics; Applications of optical and microwave remote sensing techniques in Civil Engineering.
CE 672 MACHINE PROCESSING OF REMOTELY SENSED DATA
Image processing system; Preprocessing of remotely sensed data; Radiometric and Geometric distortions and corrections; Image enhancement; Image transformations; Pattern recognition.
CE 673 INSTRUMENTATION, LABORATORY AND FIELD PRACTICES IN GEOINFORMATICS (3 CREDITS)
Use of automatic and digital levels, electronic theodolites, total stations, plane tabling; Control surveys using GPS, Total station and triangulation methods (adjustment and computations of coordinates); Cartography and report writing.
CE 674 GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
Basic concepts: pseudo range and carrier phase measurements; Signal structure; GPS coordinate systems: WGS-84, GPS time; GPS Errors and biases; GPS orbital Geometry and Navigational solution; Surveying with GPS; Planning and field observations; Data post-processing; GIS and GPS integration; Other satellite based navigational systems: GLONASS, GALILEO, modernization plans of navigational satellites.
CE 675 GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM
Introduction; GIS data: spatial and non-spatial, spatial data model: raster, tessellation, vector, 2.5D model; Topology and topological models; Spatial referencing using coordinates and geographic identifiers, metadata; Spatial data acquisition; Attribute data sources; Spatial and attribute data input; Data storage, RDBMS, database operations; Spatial and non-spatial data editing functions; Quality of spatial data; GIS analysis functions: Retrieval, classification, measurement, neighborhood, topographic, interpolation, overlay, buffering, spatial join and query, connectivity, network functions, watershed analysis, viewshed analysis, spatial pattern analysis, spatial autocorrelation, trend surface analysis; GIS presentation functions: Visual communication theory, design theory, data visualization methods, exporting data; Modern trends: Internet GIS, 3D GIS, physical modeling under GIS environment.
CE 676 PRECISION REMOTE SENSING
Altimetric LiDAR: Physics of laser, spectral characteristics of laser, laser interaction with objects; Airborne Altimetric LiDAR: principle: topographic and bathymetric LiDAR, multiple return, full wave digitization; Components of a LiDAR system, INS technology, INS-GPS integration, measurement of laser range, calibration; Flight planning; LiDAR geolocation models; Accuracy of various components of LiDAR and error propagation, error analysis of data and error removal; Data classification techniques, raw data to bald earth DEM processing, uses of return intensity and full waveform in information extraction, LiDAR data integration with spectral data; LiDAR applications: building, tree, power line extraction; LiDAR data visualization; Photogrammetry: metric and non-metric cameras; Geometry of near vertical and tilted photographs, heights and tilt distortions; Rectification and orthophotographs; Stereoscopy, parallax equation and stereo measurements for height determination; Orientation- interior, exterior, relative, and absolute, Mathematical model relating image, model and object space; Collinearity and coplanarity conditions, DLT; Image matching techniques; Strip and block triangulation and adjustment; Automatic DTM and Orthophoto production.
CE 677 GEOSPATIAL DATA PROCESSING
Geodetic reference systems: ICRF and ITRF, Geodetic datums, Earth ellipsoid; basic geometric geodesy; Coordinate systems and transformation; Map projections, geoid and geoidal heights and undulations; Observations and mathematical model, precision and accuracy, rejection of observations, weights and cofactors, correlation and covariance, propagation of errors and variance-covariance; Least squares adjustment computations; Sequential processing and Kalman Filtering; Variance-covariance of adjusted data, error ellipse and error ellipsoid; Statistical analysis of adjusted data; Introduction to GPS; Code and phase measurements; Models for single point positioning and relative positioning using code and phase data; Methods of interpolation; Geostatistical tools: variogram and krigging.
CE 680 TRAFFIC FLOW MODELLING AND SIMULATION
Traffic flow characteristics; deterministic and stochastic models of stream flows; Car following models, stability and diffusion phenomena in traffic; Boltzmann models. Signalized and unsignalized intersections, Coordination and optimization of network of signalized intersections; pedestrian flow problems. Fundamentals of traffic simulation modeling. Simulation methodologies and model design. Simulation languages, Study of large scale simulation models such as VTI, Transyt, Sigop, etc.
CE 681 ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF PAVEMENT SYSTEMS
Subsystems of Pavement Design; Basis of Pavement Design; Development of various design methods for highway and airport pavements; Pavement support conditions, Properties of components and design tests; Materials of Construction and Construction procedures for different types; Soil Stabilizations methods; Quality control and tolerance; Mathematical models for pavement systems; Landing gears; vehicle pavement interaction; Computer Programming for various pavement analysis and design methods; pavement management process, pavement evaluation and performance; Design alternatives-Analysis, Evaluation and Selection.
CE 682 ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Introduction to supply and demand sides of transportation engineering, analysis of transportation demand (including topics such as category analysis, gravity model, entropy models, choice models, user equilibrium models, etc.). Introduction to public transportation. Designing efficient public transport systems (including topics such as route development, schedule development, pricing strategies, etc.). Concept of structural, functional and drainage design of pavement structure. Design of flexible and rigid pavement – various approaches. Cost and reliability considerations. Pavement maintenance issues. Pavement distresses, distress evaluation, maintenance measures, and network level maintenance strategy.
CE 683 TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
Microscopic and macroscopic traffic parameters, traffic flow models, car-following models, capacity and level of service analysis, design of traffic facilities like unsignalized and signalized intersections, inter changes, expressways, traffic signs, parking areas etc., simulation of traffic streams.
CE 684 URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Dimensions of the widening role of urban transportation system planning; the planning process; land use and transport system models; comparison and evaluation of various models; transportation impact study methodologies; strategies for the evaluation of alternative transportation plans and plan implementation; Regional analysis and plan implementation; Regional Analysis and development concepts; the role of transportation planning in the overall regional system; methodology and models for regional transportation system planning; implementation framework and case studies.
CE 685 RAIL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS PLANNING AND DESIGN
Rail Transportation System; Demand analysis and forecasting for passenger and freight traffic costing and pricing principles, project analysis and design; project interdependencies and programming techniques; systems analysis and systems planning; macroeconomic transportation simulator; case studies and implementation strategies.
CE 688 AIRPORT SYSTEMS PLANNING AND DESIGN
Air Transport-structure and organization, the challenges and the issues, Forecasting air travel demand-trend forecasts and analytical methods; Air freight demand, Characteristics of the aircraft as they affect airport; Airport planning-requirements: site selection, layout plan and financial plan; Air traffic control lighting and signing; Airport capacity and configuration; Geometric design of runway, taxiway and aprons; passenger terminal functions, passenger and baggage flow, design concepts, analysis of flow through terminals, parking configurations and apron facilities; Air cargo facilities-flow through cargo terminals, unitized systems; Airport drainage and pavement design; Airport access problem; Environmental impact of airports.
CE 689 CHARACTERIZATION OF PAVEMENT MATERIALS AND ANALYSIS OF PAVEMENTS
Components of a pavement structure. Experimental characterization of pavement materials – bituminous mix, aggregates, subgrade, cemented material. Material modeling – visco-elastic, visco-plastic behaviour. Load stresses in pavements, generalized multi-layer solution – Burmister layer, slab, foundation models. Static and dynamic analysis. Fatigue and rutting modeling and calibration. Temperature stresses in pavements. Estimation of cumulative damage.
CE 690 LABORATORY COURSE IN TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING(0-0-6-3)
Experiments to characterize pavement materials like, viscosity tests, ageing tests, skid tests, etc. Experiments to characterize bituminous mixes, like mix design related experiments, moisture sensitivity related experiments, etc. Experiments related to traffic data collections on speed, volume, travel time, delay, etc. Traffic studio (students will learn to use geometric design software and video data analysis software). Demonstrations of various equipments including possible visits to advanced labs and road systems.
CE 699: M.TECH. THESIS (CREDIT MAX. 16 UNITS)
CE 721 RANDOM VIBRATIONS
Random processes; Stochastic response of linear structural systems: normal mode approach; Level crossing; Peak and envelop statistics; Application to wind and earthquake engineering; Non-stationary processes; Nonlinear random vibrations.
CE 722 THEORY OF PLATES AND SHELLS
Some results from differential geometry: curves in 3D space - parameterized equation for curves, arc length as a parameter; surfaces - parametric description, curvilinear co-ordinates, first and second fundamental forms, principal curvature co-ordinates, derivatives of unit vectors, equations of Gauss and Codazzi; Membrane theory of shells: equilibrium equations, applications to shells of revolution under axisymmetric loads, applications to cylindrical shells under asymmetric loads, strain-displacement relations , application in calculation of displacements; Bending theory of shells: kinematic assumptions and strain-displacement relations, stress measures and equilibrium equations, constitutive relations, cylindrical shell under axi-symmetric loads, bending of cylindrical shells; Bending theory of flat plates: thin plates, Kirchoff theory - strain displacement relations, stresses and stress resultants, constitutive equations, equilibrium equations, boundary conditions, derivation of theory from principle of virtual work, rectangular plates-solution by double Fourier series, circular plates, edge effects, anisotropic and layered plates, thick plates-Reissner-Mindlin-Naghadi type theories, moderate deflection analysis and buckling of plates.
CE 751: ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS
Basics of Probability, its distributions, experimental error and its characteristics, adjustment computations, sampling theory, theory of point and interval estimation, hypotheses testing, regression analysis, robust estimators and certain other statistical tests.
CE 752: FUZZY SYSTEMS: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
Fuzzy sets, fuzzy numbers, fuzzy relations, fuzzy measures, fuzzy logic and the theory of uncertainty and information; applications of the theory to inference and control, clustering, image processing and data handling.
CE 799: PH.D. THESIS (CREDIT MAX. 16 UNITS)