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GATE Syllabus of Civil Engineering 2014

Gate Syllabus for Civil Engineering 2014 includes General Aptitute(GA) questions like English grammar, verbal analogies, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction,Sentence completion,Word groups. Engineering Mathematics is also included in question papers for Gate 2014. Detail syllabus of Civil Engineering is updated in this page.

CIVIL ENGINEERING  (CE) - GATE 2014 - SYLLABUS

Structural Engineering Mechanics: Bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams. Simple strain and stress relationship: strain and stress in two dimensions, stress transformation, principal stresses, Mohr’s circle. Simple bending theory, shear and flexural stresses, shear centre , unsymmetrical bending . uniform torsion, Thin walled pressure vessels buckling of column, Direct and combined bending stresses.
Structural Analysis: Analysis of statically determinate trusses, beams,arches, cables and frames, displacements in statically determinate structures and analysis of statically indeterminate structures by energy/force methodsinfluence lines for indeterminate and determinate structures, analysis by displacement methods (moment distribution and slope deflection methods), Basic concepts of matrix methods of structural analysis.
Concrete Structures:Concrete Technology- basics of mix design, properties of concrete. Concrete design- basic working stress and limit state design concepts, analysis of ultimate load capacity and design of members subjected to flexure, compression,shear and torsion by limit state methods.Analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loads, Basic elements of prestressed concrete.
Steel Structures: Analysis and design of compression and tention members, beams and beam- columns, column bases. Connections- eccentric and simple, beam’column connections, plate trusses and girders. Plastic analysis of beams and frames.

Geotechnical Engineering Soil Mechanics: Origin of soils, three-phase system,soil classification, fundamental definitions, interrelationship and relationships, Seepage & Permeability, consolidation, effective stress principle ,compaction, shear strength.
Foundation Engineering:Sub-surface investigations- scope, drilling bore holes, penetration tests, sampling plate load test. Earth pressure theories, layered soils, effect of water table. Stability of slopes-finite slopes,in finite slopes. Foundation types-foundation design requirements. Shallow foundations-bearing capacity, effect of shape, water table and other factors, stress distribution, settlement analysis in clays & sands. Deep foundations pile types, static & dynamic formulae, load capacity of piles in sands & clays, negative skin friction.

Water Resources Engineering
Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics: Properties of fluids, principle of conservation of , momentum,mass, energy and corresponding equations, applications of momentum, potential flow and Bernoulli’s equation, Turbulent and laminar flow, pipe networks, flow in pipes. Concept of boundary layer and its growth. Critical flow, uniform flow and gradually varied flow in channels, hydraulic jump, specific energy concept. Forces on immersed bodies, flow measurements in channels, tanks and pipes. Dimensional analysis and hydraulic modeling. Kinematics of flow, specific speed of pumps and turbines and velocity triangles
Hydrology: Hydrologic cycle, evaporation, rainfall, infiltration, stage discharge relationships, unit hydrographs, reservoir capacity, flood estimation, reservoir and channel routing. Well hydraulics.
Irrigation: delta,Duty, estimation of evapo-transpiration. Crop water requirements. Design of: unlined and lined canals, head works,Waterways, gravity dams and spillways. Design of weirs on permeable foundation. Types of irrigation system. Water logging and drainage, irrigation methods ,sodic soils.
Environmental Engineering
Water requirements:Quality standards, basic unit operations and Processes for water treatment. Drinking water standards, basic unit operations and unit processes for surface water treatment, distribution of water, water requirements. Sewage and sewerage treatment, characteristics and quantity of wastewater. Secondary,Primary and tertiary treatment of wastewater, effluent discharge standards, sludge disposal. Domestic wastewater treatment, quantity of characteristics of domestic wastewater, secondary and primary treatment Unit operations and unit processes of domestic wastewater, sludge disposal.
Air Pollution: Types of pollutants, their impacts and sources, air pollution meteorology, air quality standards and limits, air pollution control.
Municipal Solid Wastes: Waste or garbage that consists of everyday discarded materials. It include topics- Generation,Characteristics, collection and transportation of solid wastes, engineered systems for solid waste management (recycle/ reuse, treatment,energy recovery and disposal).
Noise Pollution: permissible limits of noise pollution, Impacts of noise ,measurement of noise and control of noise pollution.
Transportation Engineering
Highway Planning: Geometric design of highways, specification and testing of paving materials, design of rigid and flexible pavements.
Traffic Engineering: Theory of traffic flow ,Traffic characteristics, intersection design, traffic signs and signal design, highway capacity.
Surveying: Importance of surveying, classification and Principles, mapping concepts, map projections, coordinate system, measurements of direction and distance, theodolite traversing, leveling, plane table surveying, errors and adjustments, curves.

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