Monday, July 4, 2016

New topics in GATE 2017 syllabus for Civil Engineering

M.Tech (NIT), PhD (NIT)

Author of: Civil Engineering GATE Masterpiece by Disha Publications
Author of: 16 Years GATE Civil Engineering: Topic-wise Solved Papers by Disha Publications
GATE qualified: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
1.      Engineering Mathematics
Calculus: Maclaurin series, application of definite integral to obtain area and volume
Partial Differential Equation (PDE): Fourier series; separation of variables; solutions of one dimensional diffusion equation; first and second order one-dimensional wave equation and two-dimensional Laplace equation.
Probability and Statistics: exponential distributions, Hypothesis testing
Numerical Methods: Accuracy and precision; error analysis, Least square approximation, Newton’s and Lagrange polynomials

2.      Structural Engineering
Engineering Mechanics: System of forces, free-body diagrams, equilibrium equations; Internal forces in structures; Friction and its applications; Kinematics of point mass and rigid body; Centre of mass; Euler’s equations of motion; Impulse-momentum; Energy methods; Principles of virtual work.
Solid mechanics: Theory of failures
Structural Analysis: Stiffness and flexibility methods of structural analysis
Construction Materials and Management: Construction Materials: Structural steel - composition, material properties and behaviour; Concrete - constituents, mix design, short-term and long-term properties; Bricks and mortar; Timber; Bitumen. Construction Management: Types of construction projects; Tendering and construction contracts; Rate analysis and standard specifications; Cost estimation; Project planning and network analysis - PERT and CPM.
Concrete structures: Bond and development length
Steel Structures: Working stress and Limit state design concepts
3.      Geotechnical Engineering
Soil Mechanics: soil structure and fabric, Unified and Indian standard soil classification system, flow nets, uplift pressure, piping; Mohr’s circle, stress paths, characteristics of clays and sand.
Foundation Engineering: method of slices and Bishop’s method, Meyerhoff’s bearing capacity theories, combined footing and raft foundation; Contact pressure.

4.      Water Resources Engineering
Hydraulics: Basics of hydraulic machines, Energy-depth relationships
Hydrology: evapo-transpiration, watershed, hydrograph analysis,  flood routing, surface run-off models, ground water hydrology, - steady state well hydraulics and aquifers; Application of Darcy’s law.
5.      Environmental Engineering
6.      Transportation Engineering
Transportation Infrastructure: Highway alignment and engineering surveys, Geometric design of railway track; Airport runway length, taxiway and exit taxiway design.
Highway Pavements: Highway materials - desirable properties and quality control tests; Design of bituminous paving mixes; Design of flexible pavement using IRC: 37-2012; Design of rigid pavements using IRC: 58-2011; Distresses in concrete pavements.         
Traffic Engineering: Traffic studies on flow, speed, travel time - delay and O-D study, PCU, peak hour factor, parking study, accident study and analysis, statistical analysis of traffic data; Microscopic and macroscopic parameters of traffic flow, fundamental relationships; Control devices, signal design by Webster’s method; Types of intersections and channelization; Highway capacity and level of service of rural highways and urban roads.
7.      Geomatics Engineering
Principles of surveying; Errors and their adjustment; Maps - scale, coordinate system; Distance and angle measurement - Levelling and trigonometric levelling; Traversing and triangulation survey; Total station; Horizontal and vertical curves.
Photogrammetry - scale, flying height; Remote sensing - basics, platform and sensors, visual image interpretation; Basics of Geographical information system (GIS) and Geographical Positioning system (GPS).

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