Bulletin on courses of study

2017-18

M. Tech- PhD Programmes

 

Bulletin on courses of study

2017-18

Contents

Civil Engineering Department at IIT Bombay. 2

Post Graduate (PG) programs at Civil Engineering Department. 2

Courses for PhD Students. 3

M.Tech in Transportation Systems Engineering. 5

Course Structure. 5

List of M. Tech (Transportation) Electives. 6

Course Details for Transportation Systems Engineering.. 7

M.Tech in Geotechnical Engineering. 22

Course Structure. 22

List of M. Tech (Geotechnical Engineering) Electives. 23

Course Details for Geotechnical Engineering.. 24

M.Tech in Water Resources Engineering. 41

Course Structure. 41

List of M. Tech (Water Resources Engineering) Electives. 42

Course details for Water Resources Engineering.. 43

M.Tech in Structural Engineering. 64

Course Structure. 64

List of M. Tech (Structural Engineering) Electives. 65

M.Tech in Ocean Engineering. 87

Course Structure. 87

List of M. Tech (Ocean Engineering) Electives. 88

M.Tech in Remote Sensing Engineering. 113

Course Structure. 113

List of M. Tech (Remote Sensing) Electives. 114

M.Tech in Construction Technology and Management. 127

Course Structure. 127

List of M. Tech (CTaM) Electives. 128

 

Civil Engineering Department at IIT Bombay

The Department of Civil Engineering has been a part of IIT Bombay since its inception in 1958. Over the years, the department has grown tremendously, and is now recognized as one of the best and major engineering departments in the country and ranked highly in the World for Civil Engineering. With its multifaceted faculty, it provides high quality teaching and instruction at both UG and PG as well as Ph. D levels. Besides, the Department is actively involved in basic and applied research and consultancy and provides high quality technical advisory support through various R & D projects and consultancy to various organizations. Civil Engineering Department continues to maintain and cultivate its strong links with the public sector companies, planning agencies, public service providers, consultation firms, construction industry, academic and research institutions both within and outside the country.

The department has attracted significant amount of sponsored research funding from government and private agencies and is delivering excellent output in terms of implementable solutions and large number of research publication in quality journals having high impact factor. The Department disseminates the knowledge gained from its high quality research through training programs and interacts with world renowned personalities through workshops and conferences. The students and faculty have won prestigious national and international awards and recognition, and continuing to bring laurels to the department and the Institute.

For more information visit:  http://www.civil.iitb.ac.in

Post Graduate (PG) programs at Civil Engineering Department

The Department of Civil Engineering offers post-graduate programmes in the following six areas of specialization.

1.       Transportation Systems Engineering

2.       Geotechnical Engineering

3.       Water Resources Engineering

4.       Structural Engineering

5.       Ocean Engineering

6.       Remote Sensing[1]

The department admits over 60 M.Tech. students every year into the above specializations. Each specialization has well-equipped laboratories with excellent advanced instrumentation and equipment for research and teaching. State-of-art computational facilities are available in the departmental computational laboratory which is equipped with new servers, workstations and personal computers. All the computers in the department are networked with the institute Local Area Network and are connected to internet through IIT Bombay’s proxy servers.

The students of the Department use the Central Library that has more than 440,000 books and volumes, and subscribes more than 1800 current journals in Science, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences. Library cataloguing is fully computerized. The Department also has a library where all B. Tech., M. Tech. and Ph.D. Theses completed at the Department are available for reference. The Department has about 40 faculty members and about 25 other technical and non-technical staff.

The department disseminates knowledge to working professionals regularly by organizing national and international conferences and workshops. Continuing Education Programme courses are also conducted by the Department on a regular basis. The faculty publishes extensively from the research and consultancy work carried out in the Department. More than 200 research papers are published every year by the faculty in all areas of Civil Engineering in the national and international journals and conferences.

The M.Tech. Programme spans for a period of two academic years. The rules and regulations pertaining to M.Tech Programme at IIT Bombay can be found at:

http://www1.iitb.ac.in/newacadhome/MTechRules20154Feb.pdf

Courses for PhD Students

The courses offered to M.Tech. students under various specializations are also open to the PhD students where the courses are relevant to their research area, subject to the rules as prescribed by IIT Bombay. The rules pertaining to PhD programme at IIT Bombay can be found at: http://www1.iitb.ac.in/newacadhome/PhDRules20154Feb.pdf

Course Work requirements in civil engineering

The course requirement for a PhD student with an M.Tech. Degree is 3 M.Tech level courses and one seminar. Thus the minimum credit requirement in general would be 22. However, the same number can be reduced to 16 credits if the candidate has undergone relevant courses. Every PhD student must maintain a minimum grade requirement from the courses. In addition to the course work requirement, the students need to take a two-stage qualifier examination which will lead to confirmation of the student’s PhD registration.

Qualifier requirements in Civil Engineering

For the confirmation of a candidate’s PhD registration, a two-stage qualifier examination in held.

Stage-1: The “credit seminar” will form Stage-1. This should be completed before the end of the first semester of joining. The credit seminar should be oriented towards formulation of the research proposal. It should include identification of the research topic and its importance, literature review and appraisal of current state-of-the-art, gaps in the area and motivation of the proposed work.

Stage 2: A “PhD Qualifier Examination” will form the Stage-2 of the qualifier. This should be conducted before the end of the second semester of joining. This PhD Qualifier Examination will be an oral examination conducted for evaluation of candidate’s aptitude towards carrying out the proposed research work. The knowledge of the candidate in the basic subject areas of the proposed research will be tested by the examiners in the PhD Qualifier Examination.

Qualifier requirement for students converting from M.Tech. program to PhD

M.Tech students with minimum level of grades in the coursers can convert to M.Tech – PhD dual degree program. In such cases, the students have to only clear the stage-2 of the qualifier examination for the confirmation of their registration. The student has to appear for PhD qualifier examination within six months of the date of conversion from M.Tech. to PhD and should complete it within a maximum period of nine months from the date of conversion.


M.Tech in Transportation Systems Engineering

Course Structure

 

Semester

I

II

III

IV

Total Credits

Core Courses

24

0

-

-

24

Elective Courses

6

24

-

-

30

Institute Electives

-

6

-

-

6

Laboratories

-

4

-

-

4

Seminar

4

-

-

-

4

R&D Project

-

-

-

-

0

Communication

-

6*

-

-

6

Course Total

34

34+6*

0

0

68+6*

Project

48

42

90

Total Credits

34

34+6*

48

42

158+6*

* Pass or fail course

 

Sem.

Course Name

L T P

Credits

Core/ Elective

I

CE-751 Urban Transportation Systems Planning

3-0-2

8

C

CE-740 Traffic Engineering

3-0-2

8

C

CE-742 Pavement Systems Engineering

3-0-2

8

C

Elective I

3-0-0

6

E

CE-694 Seminar

 

4

C

Semester total credits

 

34

 

II

CE-753 Traffic Design and Studio

0-0-4

4

C

Elective II

3-0-0

6

E

Elective III

3-0-0

6

E

Elective IV

3-0-0

6

E

Elective V

3-0-0

6

E

Institute elective

3-0-0

6

E

HS-791 Communication skill*

 

2*

C

CE-792 Communication skill*

 

4*

C

Semester total

 

34+6

 

III

CE-797 Dissertation I Stage

 

48

C

IV

CE-798 Dissertation II Stage

 

42

C

 

Program total credits

 

158+6

 

* Pass or fail course

List of M. Tech (Transportation) Electives

 

1.             CE-605      Applied Statistics

2.             CE-630      Geographical Information Systems in Civil Engineering

3.             CE-744      Analysis of Transportation Systems

4.             CE-780      Behavioral travel modeling

5.             CE-771      Optimization in Civil Engineering

6.             CE-772      Pavement materials

7.             CE-773      Advanced Highway Design and Analysis

8.             CE-774      Traffic Management and Design

9.             CE-754      Economic Evaluation and Analysis of Transportation project

10.         CE-775      Airport planning and design

11.         US-602 Fundamentals of Urban Science & Engineering

 

 


 

Course Details for Transportation Systems Engineering

 

CE-751 Urban Transportation Systems Planning

 

Introduction and scope; Definition and basic principles; Transportation problems; Types of models; Planning methodologies; Conventional transportation planning process;

Travel demand modelling and forecasting; Trip generation - regression, category analysis; Trip distribution - growth factor, Fratar and Furness methods, calibration of Gravity model, intervening opportunities model, competing opportunities model, LP model; Modal split models - aggregate and disaggregate models, discriminant, logit and probit analysis;

Traffic Assignment - route building, capacity restraint, multipath, incremental and equilibrium assignment; Graph theory applications in transport network analysis; Urban goods movement; Land use - transport models: historical development, case studies, ISGLUTI Study, recent developments. Laboratory Component: Solving case study problems in travel demand modelling with the help of transportation planning and econometric packages. Developing computer programs for the calibration of travel demand, land-use and land use-transport models.

References:

1.       Hutchinson, B.G., Principles of Urban Transport Systems Planning, McGraw Hill, New York, 1974.

2.       Ortuzar, J. and Willumsen, L.G., Modelling Transport, Wiley, Chinchestor, 1994.

3.       Oppenheim, N., Urban Travel Demand Modeling: From Individual Choices to General Equilibrium, Wiley, New York, 1995.

4.       Thomas, R., Traffic Assignment Techniques, Avebury Technical, Aldershot, 1991.

5.       Taniguchi, E., Thompson, R.G., Yamada, T. and Van Duin, R., City Logistics - Network Modelling and Intelligent Transport Systems, Elsevier, Pergamon, Oxford, 2001.

6.       Bruton, M.J., Introduction to Transportation Planning,

7.       Hutchinson, Dickey, J.W., Metropolitan Transportation Planning, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1975.


 

CE-753 Traffic Design and Studio

LaTex – A Document preparation system: Latex, XFig, Gnuplot. A Project on type setting a technical document in Latex, C Programming: Basics, file read and out, arrays and matrices, pointers, linked list, dynamic memory, Sample programs, running large programs. Design of Traffic Facilities: Plan and layout of major at-grade and grade-separated interactions; Parking lot and multi-storied parking garages; Pedestrian facilities.  Simulating Traffic Flow: Application software VISSIM. Road network inventory. Design and coding of transportation planning surveys. GIS application in spatial data handling.

 

References:

1.       William R McShane, Roger P Roesss, and Elena S Prassas. Traffic Engineering. Prentice-Hall, Inc, 2010.

2.       C. S. Papacostas and P. D. Prevedouros. Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering. Prentice-Hall, New Delhi, 2009.

3.       C. Jotin Khisty, B. Kent Lall, Transportation Engineering: An Introduction, Prentice Hall, 2003.

4.       Highway Capacity Manual. Transportation Research Board. National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2010.

5.       Thomas R. Currin, Introductions to Traffic Engineering: A Manual for Data Collection and Analysis, Brooks/Cole Thomason Learning, Canada, 2001.

6.       Banks J., J. S. Carson and B. L. Nelson. Discrete-Event System Simulation, Fifth edition. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 2010.

7.       Harry H. Cheng , C for Engineers and Scientists, McGraw Hill, 2010.

CE-780 Behavioural Travel Modelling

Survey design and analysis: travel surveys and their role in transport planning, survey methods, precision and accuracy in travel surveys, sample design, sampling procedures, survey format, pilot surveys, survey administration, collection of stated and revealed preference data, survey data processing. Individual choice theory: binary choice models, multinomial and multi-dimensional choice models, issues in model specification, methods and statistics of model estimation with emphasis on maximum-likelihood estimation, aggregation and forecasting with discrete choice models, validation and transferability aspects, ordered multinomial models, nested logit models, introduction to advanced concepts such as accommodating unobserved population heterogeneity in choice behavior, mixed logit models, joint stated preference and revealed preference modeling, and longitudinal choice analysis; discrete choice models for integrated land use and transport modelling, review of state-of-the-art and future directions.

 

References:

1.       Ben-Akiva, M. and Lerman, S, Discrete Choice Analysis: Theory and Application to Travel Demand, MIT Press, 1985.

2.       Oppenheim, N., Urban Travel Demand Modeling: From Individual Choices to General Equilibrium, John Wiley, 1995.

3.       Borsch Supan Axel , Econometric analysis of discrete choice, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987.

4.       Richardson, Ampt, and Meyburg, Survey Methods for Transport Planning, Eucalyptus Press, 1995.

5.       Domencich, T.A. and McFadden, D., Urban Travel Demand: A Behavioral Analysis, North-Holland, 1975.

6.       Selected papers from journals such as Transportation Research, Transportation Science, and Transportation Research Record.


 

CE-630 Geographical Information Systems in Civil Engineering

Introduction - Geographical concepts  and  terminology - Difference  between image processing system, other information systems and GIS - utility of GIS - Various GIS packages and their salient features - Essential components of GIS.

Data: Spatial and Non-Spatial Data – Spatial Data: Points, Lines, Polygons/Area and Surface - Non-Spatial Data - Levels of Measurement: Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, Ratio – Data Base – Functions - Data Base Structures – Hierarchical, Network, Relational- Relational Data Base Management System – Normalization, E-R Diagram- data manipulation and analysis.

Data acquisition - Raster data model- Introduction, Description, Data Compression-run length, chain, block and quadtree coding - Vector Data Model – Topology, Euler equation, Rules for topological consistency – arc-node data structure - Raster to vector conversion - Topology and spatial relationships - Data storage verification and editing - Raster vs. vector comparison

Coordinate systems – Datums - Map projections - Coordinate transformation – Georeferencing – Ditigization- Methods of digitization, Common errors in digitization

Discrete and continuous surfaces – Interpolation techniques - Digital elevation models – sources of DEM – DEM representation – Gridded DEM, TIN structure – Extraction of topographic parameters: slope, aspect, delineation of watershed and drainage network - DEM applications.

Spatial   and   mathematical   operations   in   GIS - Overlay,   Query   based measurement and statistical modelling, Buffers, Spatial analysis, Network analysis, Statistical reporting and graphing - Application of GIS to various natural resources mapping and monitoring and other civil engineering related problems.

References:

7.       Burrough P.A. and McDonnell R.A., “Principles of Geographical Information Systems”, Oxford University Press, 2006.

8.       Ian Heywood Sarah, Cornelius and Steve Carver, “An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems”. 3rd Edition, Pearson Education. New Delhi, 2006.

9.       Michael Worboys and Matt Duckham, GIS: A Computing Perspective -2nd edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2004.

10.   Lo, C.P. and Yeung, Albert K.W., Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems Prentice Hall, 2002.


 

CE-740 Traffic Engineering

Traffic stream characteristics: Road user and vehicle characteristics, Fundamental parameters and relations, Traffic Stream Models, Modeling vehicle arrivals: Continuous distributions to model Headways and speed, Modeling vehicle arrivals: Discrete distributions to model flow and evaluation of distributions. Traffic measurement procedures: Measurement at a Point (Volume data collection and analysis, PCU, PHF etc), Measurement over a Short Section (Speed data collection and analysis), Measurement along a Length of Road (Density and travel time measurement and analysis), Moving Observer Method, Traffic forecasting and growth studies.

Microscopic traffic flow modeling: Car Following Models: Linear models, Car Following Models: Non-linear models, Lane Changing Models, Microscopic Traffic Simulation (Vehicle generation, model frame work, calibration and validations, statistical error analysis, applications). Macroscopic and mesocopic models: Traffic Flow Modeling Analogies: First order models, analysis of shock waves, Traffic Flow Modeling Analogies: Numerical implementation and higher order models, Cell transmission models, Cellular automata models: Discrete Simulation, Traffic Progression and Platoon dispersion.

Traffic Analysis and Management: Capacity and Level of Service concepts, Queuing models and applications, Basics of traffic management. Traffic intersection control: Principles of Traffic Control and Traffic Signs, Road Markings and Channelization, Uncontrolled Intersection: Gap acceptance and capacity concepts, Uncontrolled Intersection: Capacity and LOS analysis, Traffic Rotaries and Grade Separated Intersection. Traffic signal design: Design Principles of Traffic Signal, Evaluation of a Traffic Signal: Delay Models, Capacity and LOS Analysis of a Signalized I/S, Coordinated Traffic Signal, Vehicle Actuated Signals and Area Traffic Control

References:

1.       Adolf D. May. Fundamentals of Traffic Flow. Prentice - Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliff New Jersey 07632, second edition, 1990.

2.       William R McShane, Roger P Roesss, and Elena S Prassas. Traffic Engineering. Prentice-Hall, Inc, 2010.

3.       C. S. Papacostas and P. D. Prevedouros. Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering. Prentice-Hall, New Delhi, 2009.

4.       C. Jotin Khisty, B. Kent Lall, Transportation Engineering: An Introduction, Prentice Hall, 2003.

5.       Nicholas J. Garber, Lester A. Hoel, Traffic and Highway Engineering, Cengage Learning, 2008.

6.       L. R Kadiyali. Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning. Khanna Publishers, New Delhi, 2008.

7.       D R Drew. Traffic flow theory and control. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1968.

8.       Highway Capacity Manual. Transportation Research Board. National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2010.

9.       Fred L. Mannering, Scott S. Washburn and Walter P. Kilareski, Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis, Wiley India, 2011.

10.   A. S. Narasimha Murthy and Henry R. Mohle. Transportation Engineering Basics, ASCE Press, USA. 2001.

11.   Thomas R. Currin, Introductions to Traffic Engineering: A Manual for Data Collection and Analysis, Brooks/Cole Thomason Learning, Canada, 2001.


 

CE-742 Pavement Systems Engineering

Historical development of pavements. Introduction to different types of flexible pavements and design factors, Stress and strain analysis of flexible pavements. Introduction to multi-layers elastic theory. Analysis of pavements using software such as IITPAVE and KENPAVE, Stress and strain (deflection) analysis of rigid pavements. Analysis of pavements using software such as IITRIGID and KENLAYER, and others. Introduction to traffic loading, Understanding the concept of equivalent standard axle load (ESAL),

Design of flexible pavements as per IRC 37, AASHTO, and AI methods for stabilized and un-stabilized base and subgrade layers. Design of rigid pavements as per IRC 58, AASHTO, and PCA methods for stabilized and un-stabilized base and subgrade layers. Introduction to different types of overlays on flexible and rigid pavements (PCC over HMA, HMA over PCC, HMA over HMA, PCC over PCC) and their design philosophy.

Introduction to Benkelman Beam method and design of HMA overlay as per IRC 81. Introduction to white-topping (conventional, thin, ultra-thin) and their design as per IRC:SP-76-2008.  Introduction to drainage requirement for pavements. Pavement performance evaluation and distresses. Data requirement and database development. Different types of rehabilitation and maintenance strategies. Construction practices for building flexible and rigid pavements. The laboratory components will cover various experiment on different types of pavement materials namely,  proctor, CBR, Brookfield viscosity, Mix design.

References:

1.       Y.H. Huang “Pavement Analysis and Design,” 2nd Edition, 2004, Pearson Prentice Hall, USA

2.       N. Delatte “Concrete Pavement Design, Construction, and Performance” Taylor and Francis

3.       MORT&H- Specifications for Roads and Bridges, 5th Revision, 2013.

4.       IRC: 37-2012. “Tentative Guidelines for the Design of Flexible Pavements,” Indian Road Congress, Delhi.

5.       IRC: 58-2011. “Tentative Guidelines for the Design of Rigid Pavements,” Indian Road Congress, Delhi.

6.       IRC: 81-2012. “Guidelines for Strengthening of Flexible Road Pavements Using Benkelman Beam Deflection Technique,” Indian Road Congress, Delhi

7.       IRC: SP: 76-2008. “Tentative Guidelines for Conventional, Thin and Ultra-Thin White-topping,” Indian Road Congress, Delhi.


 

CE-744 Analysis of Transportation Systems

Introduction: transportation systems, transportation innovations, social and economic impacts of transportation, Decision makers and their options, demand modelling and predictions, Modelling transportation systems. Analysis of network flows: Shortest-Path Problems, Maximum-flow Problems, Minimum-cost network flow problems, Minimum Spanning tree problem, The network simplex method

Static Traffic Assignment:  All-or-nothing (AON) assignment, Link cost function, Equilibrium principles: User Equilibrium (UE) and System Optimal (SO), Formulations of SO and UE, Uniqueness of UE and SO formulations, multi-mode traffic assignment, Variable Demand assignment, Stochastic Traffic Assignment, Solution of traffic assignment problems.

Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA): Introduction, Point queue model, Cell Transmission Model, Whole link model, Dynamic user equilibrium (DUE), Analytical Models of DUE, Solution of DUE formulations, Simulation based DUE. Public Transportation Systems: Transit Assignment, Transit route network planning, performance monitoring, vehicle and crew scheduling. Decision Making in Transportation Networks: Congestion pricing, network design problems, prioritizing investment

Optional Topics: Integrated land-use and transport modelling, Activity based travel demand modelling, Entropy in the analysis of utility maximizing systems, Entropy maximization and gravity models

References:

1.       Cascetta, E. Transportation Systems Analysis: Models and Application, Springer, 2009

2.       Sheffi, Y., Urban Transportation Networks: Equilibrium Analysis with Mathematical Programming Method. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1985

3.       Ran, B., and Boyce, D. E., Modeling Dynamic Transportation Network - An Intelligent Transportation System Oriented Approach, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1996.

4.       de Neufville, R. Applied Systems Analysis: Engineering Planning and Technology Management, McGraw Hill, 1990,

5.       Ortuzar J. Luis G. Willumsen, L. G. Modelling Transport, Willey, 2011

6.       Manheim, Analysis of Transportation Systems, MIT, USA, 1980.

7.       R.G. Weilson, Entropy in Urban and Regional Transportation, McGraw-Hill, 1980.


 

CE-754 Economic Evaluation and Analysis of Transportation Project

Economic analysis of transportation projects ownership and financing of transport, economic function of transportation, road user and transportation costs, highway finance and taxation, case studies of analysis and evaluation of transportation projects.

References:

1.       Fair and Williams, Economics of Transportation, Harperand Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1959.

2.       Winfrey, Robley, Economic Analysis for Highway International Textbook Co., Pennsylvania, USa, 1969.

3.       Harral Clell G., A Manual for the Economic Appraisal of Transport Projects, World Bank Report, Washington D.C., 1980.


 

CE-771 Optimization in Civil Engineering

Linear Programming: Formulating linear programs, Graphical solution of linear programs, Special cases of linear program, The Simplex Method: Converting a problem to standard form, The theory of the simplex method, The simplex algorithm, Special situations in the simplex algorithm, Obtaining initial feasible solution, Duality and sensitivity analysis: Sensitivity analysis, Shadow prices, Dual of a normal linear program, Duality theorems, Dual simplex method

Integer Programming: Formulating integer programming problems, The branch-and-bound algorithm for pure integer programs, The branch-and-bound algorithm for mixed integer programs,

Non-linear Programming: Introduction to non-linear programming (NLP), Convex and concave functions, NLP with one variable, Line search algorithms, Multivariable unconstrained problems, constrained problems, Lagrange Multiplier, The Karush-Kuhn-Tucker (KKT) conditions, The method of steepest ascent, Convex combination method, penalty function methods, Quadratic programming, Dynamic programming, Evolutionary algorithms such Genetic Algorithm, concepts of multi-objective optimization, Markov Process, Queuing Models.

References:

1.       S. S. Rao, Engineering Optimization: Theory and Practice, Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2009.

2.       F. H. Hillier and G. J. Liberman, Introduction to Operations Research, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2010.

3.       W. L. Winston, Operations Research: Applications and Algorithm, 4th Edition, Cengage Learning, 1994.

4.       A. Ravindran, D. T. Phillips, and J. J. Solberg, Operations Research: Principles and Practice, John Wiley and Sons, 1987.

5.       K. Deb, Optimization for Engineering Design, Prentice Hall, 2013.

6.       M. C. Joshi and K. M. Moudgalay, Optimization: Theory and Practice, Narosa, 2004.

7.       K. Deb, Multi-objective Optimization using evolutionary algorithms, John Wiley and Sons, 2009

 


 

CE-772 Pavement Materials

Introduction materials used for construction of subgrade, aggregate base course, bituminous base and surface courses of pavements.  Understanding different tests: CBR, Durability, Freeze-Thaw, Resilient Modulus, soil-suction, relationship between DCP and CBR, CBR and Mr, and other parameters.

Characterization of aggregates for application in the pavements. Different types of rocks and aggregate production. Introduction to bitumen production and process, penetration and viscosity grading system for bitumen. Modification of bitumen using polymer and crumb rubber. Visco-elastic modeling (creep, mechanical models).

Introduction to Superpave grading system. Understanding mixing and compaction temperature of bitumen. Introduction to different types of mixes: Hot mix asphalt, cold mix asphalt. Understanding volumetric calculation. Marshall and Superpave mix designs of different types of mixes. Performance tests: fatigue and rutting tests, moisture induced damage and tests, resilient modulus, dynamic modulus/flow number/flow time. recycling, foam mix asphalt, recycle technologies, and warm mix asphalt, construction of perpetual pavements. Cement concrete mix design for pavements. Application of waste and locally materials for construction of pavements, quality control and assurance practices.

 

References:

1.       F.L. Roberts, P.S. Kandhal, E.R. Brown, D.Y. Lee, and T.W. Kennedy “Hot Mix Asphalt Materials, Mixture Design and Construction,” National Asphalt Pavement Association Research and Education Foundation, Second Edition, 1996, USA.

2.       Y.H. Huang “Pavement Analysis and Design,” 2nd Edition, 2004, Pearson Prentice Hall, USA

3.       Asphalt Institute, SP-1: Performance Grading of Asphalt Binder – Specifications and Testing.

4.       MORT&H- Specifications for Roads and Bridges, 5th Revision, 2013.


 

CE-773 Advanced Highway Design and Analysis

Introduction to highway geometric design: Development IRC and AASHTO geometric design polices, Definition and scope of geometric design, Primary and dependent design controls. Human and vehicle factors: Concepts and application of human factors in design and typical vehicle factors used in geometric design. Sight distance: Overview of different type of sight distance, sight distance index, scaling and recording sight distance from plans, sight distance profile. Longitudinal Features of Horizontal and Vertical Profile: Factors influencing profile selection, horizontal curve, vertical curve, curves for special situation, characteristics of highway alignment, general principles of horizontal and vertical profile coordination and technique, elements of highway cross sections, developing cross sections, methods of attaining super elevation and graphical development of super elevation.

Highway location and alignment design: Location study, developing trial alignment, evaluating impacts, translating graphical alignment to mathematical component, single line sketching technique. Principles of intersection and interchange design: Design objectives, driver expectancy, geometric design controls, alignment and profile, lane width, design for turning movements, treatments for right turns, unconventional intersection and interchange design, channelization, intersection design templates, interchange design templates.Introduction to highway design software: Developing sight distance profile for highway alignment, Evaluating existing horizontal and vertical curves, Super elevation development, Intersection design, Interchange design.

References:

1.       A policy on geometric design of highways and streets, American Association of State Highway Officials, 2011.

2.       Geometric design standards for urban roads in plains (IRC: 86-1983), The Indian Roads Congress, 1983.

3.       Geometric design standards for rural (non-urban) highways (IRC: 73-1980), The Indian Roads Congress, 1980.

4.       Guidelines for expressways – Part I, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, 2010.

5.       Roadside design guide, American Association of State Highway Officials, 2002.

6.       Manual of geometric design standards for Canadian roads, Transportation Associations of Canada, 1986.

7.       Pline, J.L., Traffic Engineering Handbook, Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2009.

8.       Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Federal Highway Administration, 2009.

9.       S.K. Khanna and C.E.G. Justo, Highway Engineering, Khanna Publishers, Roorkee, 2001


 

CE-774 Traffic Management and Design

Traffic Impact: Transportation noise: standards, measurements and mitigation strategies. Parking Studies: Statistics and analysis. Fuel Consumption and vehicle operating cost. Vehicular emission and Air quality modelling. Environmental impact assessment. Traffic safety: Accident studies, Accident data analysis, Statistical methods for data analysis, Road safety principles and practice, Identification of hazardous locations. Capacity and LOS analysis: Two Lane Highways, Urban Streets, Multilane Highways, Transit systems, Pedestrians and bicycles. Design of Traffic Facilities: Transit route selection and design, Pedestrians and bicycles facilities, Intersection, roundabout configuration and design, Interchange design, Freeway Operations and design. Traffic Management: Traffic Management Strategies, Traffic Management Techniques, Work zone traffic management, Traffic calming, Congestion studies and Road pricing. Automated Data Collection Systems: Intrusive systems such as loop detectors, pneumatic, etc., Non-Intrusive systems such as video, infra-red, In-vehicle systems: GPS, Mobiles, Tracking; Positioning systems for location services, Geographical information systems. Intelligent Transportation System: ITS: User services and architecture, ITS: Standards and evaluation, Public transport and bus priority, Travel time estimation methods, Artificial intelligence in advanced traffic and ITS.

References:

1.       C. S. Papacostas and P. D. Prevedouros. Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering. Prentice-Hall, New Delhi, 2009.

2.       C. Jotin Khisty, B. Kent Lall, Transportation Engineering: An Introduction, Prentice Hall.

3.       N. J. Garber, L. A. Hoel, Traffic and Highway Engineering, Cengage Learning, 2008.

4.       L. R Kadiyali. Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning. Khanna Publishers, New Delhi, 2008.

5.       Highway Capacity Manual. Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2010.

6.       F. L. Mannering, S. S. Washburn and W. P. Kilareski, Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis, Wiley India, 2011.

7.       T. R. Currin, Introductions to Traffic Engineering: A Manual for Data Collection and Analysis. Brooks/Cole Thomason Learning, Canada, 2001.

8.       Hensher, D.A. and K.J. Button (eds) (2003) Handbook of Transport and the Environment, Handbooks in Transport #4, Amsterdam: Elsevier.

9.       M A Chowdhary and A Sadek. Fundamentals of Intelligent Transportation systems planning. Artech House Inc., US, 2003.

10.   Sussman, J. Perspectives on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). New York, NY: Springer, 2005.

CE-775 Airport Planning and Design

History and organisation of air transport, Aircraft characteristics related to airport design, Airport configuration, Airport planning and air travel demand forecasting, Geometric design of the airside, Structural design of airfield pavements, airport drainage, Airport airside capacity and delay, Planning and design of the terminal area, Airport access, airport lighting and marking, Financial strategies for implementation, Environmental impacts of airports.

References:

1.       R. Horonjeff and F. X. Mckelvey, Planning & Design of Airports, 5th Edition, Mc Graw Hill, New York, 2010.

2.       N. Ashford, S. Mumayiz and P. H. Wright, Airport Engineering, 4th Edition, John Wiley, New York, 2011.

3.       International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Design Manuals

4.       Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circulars


 

M.Tech in Geotechnical Engineering

Course Structure

 

Semester

I

II

III

IV

Total Credits

Core Courses

6

6

-

-

12

Elective Courses

24

18

-

-

42

Institute Electives

-

6

-

-

6

Laboratories

4

-

-

-

4

Seminar

4

-

-

-

4

R&D Project

-

-

-

-

0

Communication

-

6

-

-

6

Course Total

38

30+6*

0

0

68+6*

Project

-

-

48

42

90

Total Credits

38

30+6*

48

42

158+6*

* Pass or fail course

Sem.

Course Name

L T P

Credits

Core/ Elective

I

CE 631 Soil Engineering I

3-0-0

6

C

CE 643 Experimental Geotechnics

0-0-4

4

C

Elective I

3-0-0

6

E

Elective II

3-0-0

6

E

Elective III

3-0-0

3

E

Elective IV

3-0-0

4

E

CE 694 Seminar

0-0-4

4

C

Semester total credits

 

38

 

II

CE 634 Soil Engineering II

3-0-0

6

C

Elective V

3-0-0

6

E

Elective VI

3-0-0

6

E

Elective VII

3-0-0

6

E

Institute elective

3-0-0

6

E

HS791 Communication skill*

 

2*

C

CE792 Communication skill*

 

4*

C

Semester total

 

30+6

 

III

CE797 Dissertation I Stage

 

48

C

IV

CE798 Dissertation II Stage

 

42

C

 

Program total credits

 

158+6

 

* Pass or fail course

List of M. Tech (Geotechnical Engineering) Electives

 

1.       CE-633          Soil Structure Interaction

2.       CE-637          Rock Mechanics

3.       CE-640          Foundation Engineering

4.       CE-641          Environmental Geomechanics

5.       CE-645          Geotechnical Centrifuge Modelling

6.       CE-647          Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundations

7.       CE-648          Finite Element Methods in Geotechnical Engineering

8.       CE-652          Foundations of Offshore Structures

9.       CE-746          Reinforced Earth and Geotextiles

10.   CE-632          Ground Improvement

11.   CE-683          Marine Geotechnical Engineering

12.   CE-684          Advanced Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

13.   CE-688          Risk Assessment & Management in Geotechnical Engineering 

14.   CE-702          Geotechnical Constitutive Models


 

Course Details for Geotechnical Engineering

 

CE-631 Soil Engineering I

Idealised concept of soil based on particle size, orientation, crystal structure, electrical imbalance etc.; Soil water, consistency; Viscosity, Stoke’s law; Concept of effective diameter; Basic concepts of flow through porous media; Darcy’s law, its limitation for use in real soils; Threshold gradient, governing differential equation for anisotropic media; Effective stress and neutral stress concepts; Suction potential and capillary flow; Description of state of stress and strain at a point; Development of rheological models and equations of state for soils; Stress distributions, problems in elastic half-space; Familiarity with Westergaard’s, Burmister’s and Mindlin’s problems; Distribution of contract pressure; Fundamental concepts of consolidation; Primary and secondary compression; One, two and three dimensional problems; Consolidation of partially saturated soils; Settlement computations.

References:

1.       Karl Terzaghi, Theoretical Soil Mechanics, Chapman and Hall, 1954.

2.       R.F. Scott, Principles of Soil Mechanics, Addison Wesley, World Student Edition, 1963.

3.       Proceedings of the International Conferences on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering.


 

CE-633 Soil Structure Interaction

Critical study of conventional methods of foundation design; Nature and complexities of soil structure interaction; Application of advanced techniques of analysis such as the finite element method, finite differences, relaxation and interaction for the evaluation of soil-structure interaction for different types of structures under various conditions of loading and subsoil characteristics; Preparation of comprehensive design oriented computer programmes for specific problems. Interaction problems based on the theory of sub-grade reaction such as beams, footings, rafts, bulkheads etc. Analysis of different types of frame structures founded on stratified natural deposits with linear and nonlinear stress-strain characteristics. Determination of pile capacities, negative skin friction and group action of piles considering stress-strain characteristics of real soils; Anchor piles and determination of pull out resistance; Well foundations.

References:

1.       J.E., Bowles, Analytical and Computer Methods in Foundation Engineering, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1974.

2.       C.S. Desai and J.T. Christian (Eds.), Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Yew York.

3.       Elastic Analysis of Soil-coundation Interaction, Developments in Geotechnical Engineering, Vol.17, Elservier Scientific Publishing Co.


 

CE-637 Rock Mechanics

Engineering properties of rock masses, subsurface investigations in rock deposits, field and laboratory testing of rocks, stress-deformation characteristics of rock masses under heavy loads, flow of water through rock masses, failure theories, shear strength of rock under high pressure, friction in rocks, time dependent properties of rock masses, stability of rock slopes, idealised rock system, anisotropic rock system, deep cuts, deep bore-holes, stability of bounder fills and embankment, lateral pressure on retaining structures for high hill slopes, bearing capacity of rock masses, opening in rocks, lines and unlined tunnels, pressure tunnels and tunnels for other purposes.

References:

1.       J.C. Jaeger and N.G.W. Cook, Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics, Methuen and Co., London, 1971.

2.       Obert, Leonard and W.I. Duvall, Rock Mechanics and Design Structures of Rock, 1967.

3.       J.A. Hudson et al. (Ed.), Comprehensive Rock Mechanics, in 5 volumes, Pergamon Press, 1993.


 

CE-634 Soil Engineering II

Shear strength of cohesionless and cohesive soils, physico-chemical aspects, experimental determination of shear strength, failure theories, Yield criteria, influence on failure conditions of inter-mediate principal stress, history, drainage, rate of stress applications etc; Plastic equilibrium in soils, Mohr diagram, active and passive states, theories of earth pressure on retaining walls, effect of wall friction on the shape of sliding surface, theories of arching, bearing capacity, concepts of general and local shear failure, critical height of vertical banks, various methods of computation of slope stability, earth pressure on timbering of cuts and on free and anchored bulkheads.

 

References:

1.       R.F. Scott, Principles of Soil Mechanics, Addison Wesley, World Student Edition, 1963.

2.       J.H. Atkinson, Foundations and Slopes: An Introduction to Applications of Critical State Soil Mechanics, McGraw-Hill Book Co. (UK) Ltd. 1981.

3.       J.H. Atkinson and P.L. Bransby, The Mechanics of Soils, An Introduction to Critical State Soil Mechanics, McGraw-Hill Book Co. (UK) Ltd., 1978.


 

CE-640 Foundation Engineering

Planning of subsoil exploration of major civil engineering projects, sampling methods, interpretation of field and laboratory data, plate load and pile load tests, extrapolation of test data for actual foundations, shallow and deep footings, design of isolated and combined footings, proportioning of footings for equal settlement, various methods of raft design, floating foundations, analysis and design of pile foundations, rake piles, board piles. Negative skin friction in piles, group action in piles, design of pile cap, foundations subjected to economic loads, pull-out resistance of foundation structures, theory of sub-grade reaction, anchored bulkheads, caissons and cofferdams, well foundations.

References:

1.       J.E. Bowles, Foundations Analysis and Design, 3rd Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968.

2.       R.B. Peck, W.E. Hanson and T.H. Thornburn, Foundation Engineering, 2nd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, New Jersey, 1974.

3.       D. Choudhury, Foundation Engineering, NPTEL Web course, 2010. http://nptel.ac.in/courses/105107120/


 

CE-641 Environmental Geomechanics

General Principles: Introduction, Nature of soil and environment, Soil technology, Soil-water-air interaction, Shrinkage, Swelling, and Cracking characteristics of soil, Hydraulic conductivity and mass transport phenomena, Thermal and electrical properties of soils, Radiation effects on soil. Environmental geotechnical applications.

References:

1.       Dixon, J.B. and Weed, S.B., Minerals in Soil Environments, SSSA, 1989.

2.       Rees, J.F., Contaminated Land Treatment Technologies, SCI, Elsevier Applied Science, London, 1992.

3.       Acar, Y.B. and Daniel, D.E., Geoenvironmental 2000: Characterisation, Containment, Remediation & Performance in Environmental Geotechnics, ASCE, New York, 2000.

4.       Methods of Soil Analysis, SSSA, 2nd Edition, Physical and Chemical Processes of Water and Solute Transport/Retention in Soils, SSSA.


 

CE-643 Experimental Geotechnics

 

Processing of the soil, determination of hygroscopic moisture content, sieve analysis, hydrometer test, specific gravity test, liquid, plastic, and shrinkage limit tests, standard proctor compaction test, field density measurement tests (Sand replacement and core cutter), permeability test, oedometer test, direct shear test, consolidated undrained triaxial test, vane shear test, determination of free swell index for fine grained soils, evaluation of swelling pressure of soils, soil suction measurement, block vibration test, cyclic plate load test.

 

References:

1.       Head, K.H. (2006). Manual of soil laboratory testing,  Volume I – Soil Classification and Compaction Tests, 3rd Edition, Whittles Publishing, Scotland, UK.

2.       Head, K.H. and Epps, R. J. (2011). Manual of soil laboratory testing,  Permeability, shear strength and compressibility tests, Volume II, 3rd Edition, Whittles Publishing, Scotland, UK.

3.       Head, K.H. and Epps, R. J. (2014). Manual of soil laboratory testing, Vol.III – Effective stress tests, Whittles Publishing, Whittles Publishing, Scotland, UK.

4.       Das, B.M. (2009). Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual, 7th Edition, Oxford University Press, New York.

5.       Relevant Indian and ASTM standards.


 

CE-645 Geotechnical Centrifuge Modelling

Modelling and simulation - Dimensional analysis; Physical modelling using Centrifuge, historical perspectives, developments in hardware; Equipment - type of centrifuges; Principles of centrifuge modelling: scaling laws for static, dynamic loading and scaling laws for diffusion phenomena, Scale effects: Dependency of soil behaviour on stress level and stress history; Rotational acceleration and stress field, Modelling of models, Coriolis effect in Centrifuge, Grain size effects; Instrumentation in centrifuge modelling; Data acquisition systems; Applications of centrifuge modelling -Embankments and Dams, Shallow foundations, Deep foundations, Retaining structures, Anchorages, Ground improvement, Environmental geotechnics, Earthquake effects.

References:

1.       Craig, W.H., The application of centrifuges modelling to Geotechncial Design, Proceedings of a Symposium, Manchester, Balkema, April, 1984,

2.       Proceedings of the International Conferences- Centrifuge `88, Centrifuge `91, Centrifuge `94, Centrifuge `98, Centrifuge 2002, Balkema.

3.       Taylor, R.N., (ed.), Geotechnical Centrifuge Technology, Blackie Academic & Professional, 1995.


 

CE-647 Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundations

Vibration of elementary systems, degrees of freedom, analysis of systems with several degrees of freedom, natural frequencies of continuous systems, elastic constants of soil and their experimental determination, damping of soil, effect of vibration on residual soil settlements, effect on porosity and hydraulic methods to reduce residual dynamic settlement of foundations, stress distribution in soil under dynamic loading. Influence on shearing strength, vibro-viscous soil resistance, liquefaction, bearing capacity of dynamically loaded foundations, such as those of water towers, chimneys and high rise buildings, response of pile foundations, wave propagation in elastic half space, waves in layered systems and in saturated media, vibration isolation methods.

 

References:

1.       D.D. Barkan, dynamics of Bases and Foundations, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1952.

2.       E.E. Rihcart et al., Vibrations of Soils and Foundations, Prentice Hall Inc., 1970.

3.       S.P. Timoshenko, D.H. Young and William Weaver, Jr., Vibration Problems in Engineering, John Wiley and Sons, 1974.

4.       Braja M. Das and G. V. Ramana, Principles of Soil Dynamics, 2nd Edition, Cengage Learning, 2010.

5.       Shamsher Prakash, Soil Dynamics, 3rd Edition, John Wiley, 2000.

6.       D. Choudhury, Soil Dynamics, NPTEL Video course, 2014. http://nptel.ac.in/courses/105101005/


 

CE-648 Finite Element Methods in Geotechnical Engineering

Theory: energy concepts and variational principles, discretization of continuous media, two and three dimensional analysis, stiffness of simple elements, Isoparametric elements and interface elements, assembly and solution techniques, computerisation, introduction to nonlinear problems, plasticity problems and no tension analysis, applications to problems such as stress distribution and deformations in isotropic and anisotripic soil and rock media, stress and deformations around excavations and built-up embankments, seepage through porous media, one dimensional consolidation, stress distribution around openings in intact and fisssured rock.

References:

1.       Robert D. Cook, Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis, Third Edition, John Wiley and Sons.

2.       C.S. Desai, J.F. Abel, Introduction to the Finite Element Method, A numerical Method for Engineering Analysis, East-West Edition, 1972.

3.       O.C. Zienkiewicz and R.L. Taylor, Finite Element Method, McGraw-Hill, 1991.

 


 

CE-652 Foundations of Offshore Structures

 

Nature and magnitude of loads on foundations of offshore structures, criteria of foundation design in offshore environment, features of foundations of gravity structures, bearing capacity and settlement under dynamic loads, immediate and long term behaviour, liquefaction under cyclic loads, problems relating to jack-up platforms, dynamic stress in pile driving, pile behaviour under cyclic lateral loads, development of p-y curves, analysis of single piles and pile groups, finite element and other numerical methods of interactive analysis using linear and nonlinear foundation response, geotechnical aspects of anchors and submarine pipelines.

References:

1.       Proceedings of the Conference on Behaviour of Offshore Structure, 1976.

2.       Proceedings of the Conference on Finite Element Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (Ed.),

3.       C.S. Desai. Proceedings of Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas.


 

CE-746 Reinforced Earth and Geotextiles

Basic introduction to the elements of Ground Engineering characteristics of reinforcing materials, definition of reinforced and advantage of RE, soil reinforcement interaction, behaviour of Reinforced earth walls, basis of wall design, the Coulomb force method, the Rankine force methods, internal and external stability condition, field application of RE, randomly reinforced earth and analysis of reinforced soils, testing of soil reinforcements. Definitions, functions, properties, and application of Geotextiles, design of Geotextile applications, definitions, functions, properties and applications of geo-membranes, design of geo-membranes applications, Geotextiles associated with geo-membranes, testing on geotextiles, environmental efforts, ageing and weathering.

References:

1.       International Conference on Soil Reinforcement, RE and other techniques, Paris, March, 1979.

2.       Second International Conference on Geotextiles, Las Vegas, August, 1982.

3.       International Conferences in-situ soil and rock reinforcement, Paris, October, 1984.


 

CE-632 Ground Improvement

Problematic soils; Need for ground improvement; Various ground improvement techniques; Embankment construction on soft soils; Preloading with and without vertical drains; Prefabricated Vertical (PV) Drains; Design of ground improvement scheme with PV drains and preloading; Vacuum consolidation; Vacuum consolidation along with PV drains; Theory of electro-kinetic dewatering of soils and its applications; Grouting; Grouting methods; Permeating grouting; Displacement grouting; Jet grouting; Grout mixes and their selection criteria; Deep mixing methods; Densification techniques for cohesion-less soils – Vibro floatation; Vibro-replacement technique; Blasting; Design of blasting scheme; Dynamic compaction and application; Design of dynamic compaction scheme; Stone columns and their design; Test methods for verification of ground improvement techniques – Standard Penetration Test; Cone Penetrometer Test; Vane shear strength test; Pressuremeter test, Packer test, Load tests, etc. Theory and applications of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technique.

References:

1.       Bowles, J.E. (1996). Foundation Analysis and Design, 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill International Editions, publishers, New York.

2.       Hausmann, M.R. (1990).  Engineering Principles of Ground modification. McGraw-Hill Inc.,USA

3.       Mooseley, M.P. and Kirsch, K. (2004). Ground Improvement. 2nd Edition, Spon Press, Taylor and Francis Group, London, United Kingdom.

4.       Xanthakos, P.P., Abramson, L.W., and Bruce, D.A. (1994). Ground control and Improvement. Wiley Interscience Edition, John-Wiley & Sons, Inc, Newyork, USA.

 


 

CE-683 Marine Geotechnical Engineering

Origin and formation of submarine deposits, characteristics of continental shielding various parts of the world and around Indian coast, methods of exploration of submarine deposits, obtaining undistributed samples and determination of insitu strength, evaluation of physical and chemical properties of submarine soils, consolidation, settlement characteristics and shear strength characteristics under static and wave loading, pore pressure and liquefaction under dynamic and earthquake stresses, bearing capacity of large bases and tips, development of design parameters for use in pile soil and gravity platform soil, analysis both under static and dynamic conditions.

References:

1.       Proceedings of the Conferences on Behaviour of Offshore Structures.

2.       Proceedings of Offshore Technology Conferences.

3.       Proceedings of Annual Offshore Technology Conferences, Houston, Texas, 1969-1979.

4.       Proceedings of First International Conference on Behaviour of Offshore Structures, Oslo, Published by the Institute of Technology, Norway, 1976.

5.       Proceedings of Second International Conference on Behaviour of Offshore Structures, London, Published by BHRA Fluid Engineering, 1979.


 

CE-684 Advanced Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Introduction to Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Seismology and Earthquakes, Strong Ground Motion, Earthquake Hazards Related to Geotechnical Engineering, Wave Propagation, Liquefaction, Liquefaction computation from laboratory and field tests, Seismic Slope Stability, Behaviour of reinforced slope under seismic condition, Seismic Design of Retaining Walls, Force based Pseudo-Static Pseudo-Dynamic Analysis, bearing capacity and settlement, Seismic Design of Pile Foundations, Seismic Uplift Capacity of Anchors, Soil Improvement for Remediation of Seismic Hazards, Recommendations of Seismic Design Codes related to Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering.

References:

1.       Steven L. Kramer (2003). Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Prentice Hall International Series, Pearson Education, New Delhi.

2.       R. W. Day (2002). Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Handbook, McGraw Hill, New York.

3.       IS 1893-1984 Indian Standard Criteria for Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures, Part 5 (fourth revision), 1984.

4.       D. Choudhury, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, NPTEL Video course, 2014. http://nptel.ac.in/courses/105101134/


 

CE-688 Risk Assessment & Management in Geotechnical Engineering

Working stress and limit state design approaches, Ultimate and Service limit states, Basics of probability and statistics, Sources of uncertainty in Geotechnical design parameters, In-situ soil characterization, Sensitivity analysis, Modelling of uncertainty, Fragility curves, Probability of failure, FORM, Monte Carlo Simulation Techniques, Response Surface Method, Parallel and series systems, Explicit and implicit functions, Target reliability index, LRFD approach, Code calibration, Applications to shallow and deep foundations, landslides and embankments, liquefaction behaviour of soils.

References:

1.       Ang, A.H-S. And Tang, W.H. (2006). Praobability Concepts in Engineering: Emphasis on Applications to Civil and Environmental Engineering, John Wiley & Sons.

2.       Baecher, G. and Christian, J. (2005). Reliability and Statiestics in Geotechnical Engineering, Wiley Publications, 618 p.

3.       Haldar, A. and Mahadevan, S. (2000): Probability, Reliability and Statistical Methods in Engineering Design, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 304 p

4.       Nowak, A.S. And Collins, D. R. (2000). Reliability of Structures, McGraw-Hill International Editions, Civil Engineering Series, Singapore, 338 p.

5.       Ranganathan, R. (1990). Reliability Analysis and Design of Structures, Tata McGraaw Hill, New Delhi.

6.       Fenton, G.A. (1997). Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE Geotechnical Safety and Reliability Committee, 95 p.


 

CE-702 Geotechnical Constitutive Models

Introduction to shear strength of soils, Critical state line, Taylor302222s stress-dilatancy equation, Generalised Hooke302222s Law, isotropy and anisotropy, elastic and plastic deformation, ingredients of a plastic soil model, normality assumption and associated flow rule, compression behaviour and plasticity, behaviour of Cam Clay under drained and undrained loading, relationship between undrained shear strength, effective stress and over-consolidation ratio, generalised equations of state boundary surface.

References:

1.       A.N. Schofield, Disturbed soil properties and geotechnical design, Thomas Telford, 2006

2.       A.M. Britto and M.J. Gunn, Critical State Soil Mechanics via Finite Elements, Ellis Horwood, Chichester, 1987

3.       D.M. Wood, Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, New York, 1990

4.       M.D. Bolton, A Guide to Soil Mechanics, McMillan, London, 1984

5.       P.K. Banerjee and R. Butterfield, Advanced geotechnical analyses, Elsevier Science Publishers, Cambridge University Press, 1991


 

M.Tech in Water Resources Engineering

Course Structure

 

Semester

I

II

III

IV

Total Credits

Core Courses

-

-

-

-

0

Elective Courses

30

24

-

-

54

Institute Electives

-

6

-

-

6

Laboratories

4

-

-

-

4

Seminar

4

-

-

-

4

R&D Project

-

-

-

-

0

Communication

-

6

-

-

6

Course Total

38

30+6*

0

0

68+6*

Project

-

-

48

42

90

Total Credits

38

30+6*

48

42

158+6*

* Pass or fail course

Sem.

Course Name

L T P

Credits

Core/ Elective

I

Elective I

6

E

Elective II

6

E

Elective III

6

E

Elective IV

6

E

Elective V

 

6

E

CE-675 Advanced Experimental Fluid Mechanics

0-0-4

4

C

CE-694 Seminar

 

4

C

Semester total credits

 

38

 

II

Elective VI

 

6

E

Elective VII

 

6

E

Elective VIII

 

6

E

Elective IX

 

6

E

Institute elective

 

6

E

HS-791 Communication skill*

 

2*

C

CE-792 Communication skill*

 

4*

C

Semester total

 

30+6

 

III

CE-797 Dissertation I Stage

 

48

C

IV

CE-798 Dissertation II Stage

 

42

C

 

Program total credits

 

158+6

 

* Pass or fail course

List of M. Tech (Water Resources Engineering) Electives

1.          CE-603      Numerical Methods

2.          CE-605      Applied Statistics

3.          CE-607      Numerical Techniques in Hydraulic Engineering

4.          CE-667      Hydraulic Structures

5.          CE-669      Physical and Stochastic Hydrology

6.          CE-672      River Mechanics and Control Structures

7.          CE-673      Groundwater Systems and Management

8.          CE-676      Water Resources Systems

9.          CE-680      Mechanics of Water Waves

10.      CE-682      Finite Element Application To Flow Problems

11.      CE-731      Mechanics of Fluid Flow

12.      CE-736      Environmental Impact Analysis of Water Resources Systems

13.      CE-738      Irrigation and Conveyance Network

14.      CE-764      Hydro informatics

15.      CE-765      Environmental Fluid Mechanics

16.      CE-766      Watershed Management

17.      CE-767      Hydrological Hazard Mitigation Management

18.      CE-768      Urban Water and Environmental Management

19.      CE-769      Coastal and Ocean Environment

20.      CE-608      Eco-hydro climatology


 

Course details for Water Resources Engineering

 

CE 675 - Advanced Experimental Fluid Mechanics

 

Experiments in open channel hydraulics – Flow measurements in channels; Hydraulic jump; surges and waves in channels; weirs and spillways; sedimentation and scouring.

Experiments in Fluid Mechanics: Basic fluid mechanics experiments; Drag and lift experiments; experiments in wind tunnel; pipe network experiments; water hammer experiments; potential flow experiments; vortex flows.

Hydraulic machinery experiments: Experiments on turbines (Francis, Pelton, Kaplan); centrifugal pump.

Hydrologic experiments: Rainfall intensity measuremnets; hydrology bench and watershed based experiments.

Errors in Experimentation, Uncertainty in experiments, law of propagation of errors, instruments for measurements of Stage, discharge and velocity, current meters, , data reduction and report preparation.

Reference:

1.       A.T. Troskolansky, Hydrometry-Theory and Practice of Hydraulic Measurements, Pergamon Press, New York, 1970.P.R.

2.       Bevington, Data Reduction and Error Analysis for Physical Sciences, McGraw Hill Book Co., New York, 1970.

3.       E.O. Doebelin, Measurement Systems-Application and Design, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1980.


 

CE 603 - Numerical Methods

Programming fundamentals; Fundamentals of numerical methods; Error analysis; Curve fitting; Interpolation and extrapolation; Differentiation and integration; Solution of nonlinear algebraic and transcendental equations; Elements of matrix algebra; Solution of systems of linear equations; Eigenvalue problems; Solution of differential equations. Computer oriented algorithms; Numerical solution of different problems.

References:

1.       J. H. Wilkinson, The Algebraic Eigenvalue Problem, Oxford University Press, London, 1965.

2.       K.E. Atkinson, An Introduction to Numerical Analysis, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1989.

3.       G. E. Golub and C.F. Van Loan, Matrix Computations, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1989.


 

CE 605 - Applied Statistics

Introduction to Probability and Random Variables: Probability Space; Axioms of Probability; Joint Probability; Conditional probability; Independence; Baye’s Rule; Sequential Continuity; Union of Events; Numerical examples; Random Variable (RV): Definition, Notation and Inverse Image; Discrete and Continuous Random variables. Probability Distribution: Cumulative Distribution Function; Distribution Function of Indicator RV; Probability Density Function; Probability Mass Function; Examples of Probability Mass Function: Bernoulli Trials, Binomial Distribution, Hypergeometric Distribution, Negative Binomial Distribution, Poisson’s Distribution, Geometric Distribution; Examples of Probability Density Function: Uniform Distribution, Gamma Distribution, Erlang Distribution, Exponential Distribution, Rayleigh Distribution, Laplace Distribution, Gaussian Distribution, Lognormal Distribution and Extreme Value Distribution; Generation of RV, Probability Plotting, Fitting a Distribution, Nonparametric pdf. Conditional and Joint Distribution Function: Conditional CDF, Joint Distribution Function, Marginal Distribution Function; Condtional Distribution and Independence; Gaussian Random vector. Function of RV: Function of a RV; Monotonically Increasing and Decreasing Functions; Function of Jointly Distributed RVs; Function of iid RVs.

Moments: Moments of a RV; Joint Central Moments; Covariance Matrix; Correlation Co-efficient; Ecological Correlation; Moment Generating Function; Probability Generating Function; Characteristic Function; Moment Inequalities, Central Limit Theorem.

Linear Regression: Linear Regression, Hypothesis Testing, Multiple Regression Analysis, Dummy Variable Regression Analysis, Assumptions of Regression: Multicollinearity, Heteroscedasity, Autocorrelation among Residuals; Introduction to SPSSMultivariate Statistics, Principal Component Analysis, Introduction to Clustering.Introduction to Stochastic Process.

References:

1.       Gujarati, Basic Econometrics, Mc Grawhill.

2.       Hoel, Port and Stone, Introduction to Probability Theory, Universal Book Stall.

3.       Papoulis, A. and Pillai, S. U., Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes, Tata Mc-Grawhill.

4.       Stark and Woods, Probability and Random Processes with Applications to Signal Processing, Pearson Education.


 

CE 607 - Numerical Techniques in Hydraulic Engineering

Polynomial Solutions by root squaring method, bisections, regula falsi, Bairstows and Newton-Raphson methods; System of Linear Equations, Iterative methods, direct methods, conjugate gradient method; sparse matrices and compact storage schemes; Inversion of complex matrices; Partial differential equations, Finite difference schemes, ADI method; Eigenvalues and system of linear differential equations, eigen vectors; Runge-Kutta methods; Gradually varied unsteady flow equations, Finite difference schemes, implicit and explicit methods, method of characteristics; Finite element method and applications in fluid mechanics, water resources and environmental engineering..

 

References

1.       K. A. Hoffmann and S. T. Chiange, Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineers, Vol. I, Engineering Education System, Wichita, Kanasas, 1993.

2.       S. C. Chapra and R. P. Canale, Numerical Methods for Engineers, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1990.


 

CE 667 - Hydraulic Structures

Hydraulic and structural design of storage reservoirs, spillways, outlet works, river training and regulations, conduit systems, transition structures, fluid elasticity, fundamental and engineering aspects of fluid structure iteration, static and dynamic response of elastic structures.

References:

1.       Bourgin, Design of Dams and Sons, Ltd., 1953,

2.       Sir Issac Pitman. S. Leliavsky, Irrigation and Hydraulic Design, Vols.I, II, and III, Chapman and Hall, Ltd., London, 1957.

3.       M.M. Grishin (Ed.), Hydraulic Structures, Vol.II, Mir Publishers, Moscow, 1982.


 

CE 669 - Physical and Stochastic Hydrology

Review of physical hydrologic principles, collection and interpretation of hydrologic data, hydrograph analysis, characteristics of hydrologic phenomena, random phenomena and their distributions. Combinational analysis, geometric probability, Markov chains, mathematics expectation and variance of random variables, concepts of risk and uncertainty in hydrology, empirical distributions of hydrologic variables, probability distributions function in hydrology, sampling theory, testing of hypotheses, correlation and regression, multivariable analysis, auto-correlation and cross correlation, special components in hydrologic series intermittent hydrologic process.

References:

1.       Ven Te Chow, Editor, Handbook of Applied Hydrology, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1964.

2.       V. Yevjevich, Probability and Statistics in Hydrology, Water Resources Publications, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1972.


 

CE 672 - River Mechanics & Control Structures

Open channel control structures; Varied flow profiles; River morphology, Sediment properties, hydrodynamics of fluid particle systems, setting velocity of particles, sediment transport in open channels; Bed-load, Duboys, Einstein, Kalinske, Bagnold transport formulae, suspended load and the total load, design of stable channels-regime concept, bed forms, ripples, dunes and antiduness, principles of dimensional considerations, river models, sedimentation in reservoirs, coastal sediment problems.

References:

1.       C. T. Yang, Sediment Transport-Theory and Practice, The McGraw Hill Companies, Inc. New Delhi, 1996.

2.       F. M. Henderson, Open Channel Flow, MacMillan, New York, 1996.

3.       H. H. Chang, Fluvial Processes in River Engineering, John Wiley, 1988.

4.       D. B. Simons and F. Senturk, Sediment Transport Technology, Water Resources Publications, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1977.


 

CE 673 - Ground Water Systems and Management

Concept of Groundwater System, Definition of input and output to the system and systems parameters. Generalised governing equations for groundwater flow in confined, phreatic and sloping base aquifers involving heterogeneous flow domains. Steady state and time variant problems in groundwater flow. Applicable boundary conditions to the flow regions and derivation of free surface boundary conditions. Exploration of aquifers by seismic refraction methods. Analytical solutions to flow equations. Electrical modeling of aquifers and simulation of source, sink and various recharge terms in the aquifers. Importance of numerical modeling. Field applicable approaches to model the regional aquifers. Well hydraulics. Inverse modeling of aquifer systems incorporating the recent trends in auto calibration of aquifer models. Groundwater development and management.

References:

1.       Batu V, Aquifer Hydraulics, John Wiley, New York, 1998.

2.       Bruggman G, An Analytical solutions to geo hydrological problems, Elsevier, Amsterdam 1999

3.       Bjerg P L et al (Eds)   Groundwater 2000.

4.       Sato K and Iwasa Y (Eds)  Groundwater Updates, Springer, Verlag, 2000

5.       Elango L and Jayakumar R (Eds) Modeling in Hydrogeology, Allied Pub., New Delhi, 2001

6.       Weight W D and J L Sonderegger, Manual of applied field hydrogeology, McGraw Hill, 2001


 

CE 676 - Water Resources Systems

Objective of water resources development, Economic analysis and discounting techniques, Conditions of project optimality, Graphic optimization techniques for multipurpose projects, Analytical optimization techniques for water resources projects by linear programming, Nonlinear programming and Dynamic programming. Optimization by simulation, Mathematical models for large-scale multipurpose projects, Different case studies. Stochastic optimization techniques, Water quality subsystems, Optimum operation models for reservoir systems by incremental dynamic programming, Sequencing of multipurpose project. Economics of planning and decision making of water resources projects? Flood, Waterpower, Irrigation and Drainage. Introduction to artificial neural network and genetic algorithm; Applications in water resources.

References:

1.       W.A. Hall, and J.A. Dracup, Water Resources Systems Engineering, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1970.

2.       L.D. James, and R.R. Lee, Economics of Water Resources Planning, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971.

3.       D.P. Louck, J.R. Stedinger, and D.A. Haith, Water Resources Systems, Planning and Analysis, Prentice Hall, London, 1981.

4.       A.K. Biswas, System Approach to Water Management, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1976.

5.       L. Votruba, Analysis of Water Resources Systems, Elsevier, London, 1988.

6.       J.E. Dayoff, Neural Networks Architecture: An Introduction, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1990.

7.       D.E. Goldberg, Genetic Algorithms in Search, Optimization and Machine Learning, Addison Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, 1989.


 

CE 680 - Mechanics of Water Waves

Introduction to wave phenomena. Wave classification, measurement, generation, forecasting. Wave theories:  linear, non-linear. Wave spectrum: basic concepts, analysis and derivation. Statistical analysis of waves: short and long term. Propagation in shallow water-refraction, diffraction, reflection, breaking, current effects. Wave effects like, run-up, overtopping and transmission. Littoral transport under wave action.

References:

1.       T. Sarpkaya and M. Issacsson, Mechanics of Wave Induced Forces on Offshore Structures, Van Nostrand Reinhold, London, UK, 1981.

2.       Shore Protection Manual, U S Army Corps of Engineers, CERC, Washington, D.C., USA, 1984.

3.       R. L. Wiegel, Oceanographical Engineering, Prentice Hall, New Jersey.


 

CE 682 - Finite Element Applications to Flow Problems

Approximate methods: Method of weighted residuals (Sub-domain, Collocation, Least squares, Galerkin, Raleigh-Ritz methods), Applications to solve linear and nonlinear differential equations,

Discretization of domain: Grid generation, Interpolating polynomials, Integration of shape functions over the domain. Formulation of element matrices and its global assembly for Laplace, Poisson, Diffusion, Advection-diffusion and Navier Stokes equations. Solution of system of equations: Linear and nonlinear equations, Solution procedure with compact storage schemes for sparse matrices.

Boundary element method:  Basic theory, Integral equations, Fundamental solutions, Applications in potential problems. Applications of finite element method and boundary element method: Applications in groundwater flow, Fluid dynamics, Pollutant transport in surface water and ground water, Computer packages.

 References:

1.       O.C. Zienkiewics, Finite Element Method, McGraw Hill Book Co., New York, 1991.

2.       T.R. Chandrupatla, Introduction to Finite Elements in Engineering, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1991.

3.       K.J. Bathe, Finite Element Procedure in Engineering Analysis, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 1990.

4.       C.A. Brebbia, J.C.F. Telles, L.C. Wrobel, Boundary Element Techniques- Theory and Applications in Engineering, Springer-Verlag, Berlin , 1984.

5.       J.N. Reddy, Finite Element Method, McGraw-Hill Inc, New York, 1993.

6.       J.N. Reddy, D.K. Gartling, The Finite Element Method in Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics, CRC Press, London, 1992.


 

CE 731 - Mechanics of Fluid Flow

Equations of motion and continuity, integral equations of momentum and energy and control volume approach, laminar flow in pipes and channel, elements of boundary layer concepts, boundary shear stress-skin drag, turbulent flow in pipes and channels, velocity distribution, (manifolds, diffusion of jets, out-falls and dispersion in open channels), steady but nonuniform flow profiles in channels, channel design, form drag losses in pipe and channel transitions-design of siphon and channel transitions, unsteady flow in open channels, surges in channels linked with hydraulics of gates and their operation.

References:

1.       R. H. French, Open Channel Hydraulics, McGraw Hill, New York, 1986.

2.       J.W. Daily and Harleman D.R.F., Fluid Dynamics, Addition Wesley, New York, 1973.

3.       R. A. Granger, Fluid Mechanics, Dover Publications. New York, 1995.


 

CE 736 - Environment Impact Analysis of Water Resources Systems

Definition of environment of Water Resources Projects - attributes, impacts, indicator and measurements; On-site, off-site impacts during various stages in the life cycle of the projects; Identification methodologies, matrix, checklists, network, overlays and other techniques of environmental impact assessment, water quality modelling of aquatic environment; Impacts on groundwater environment; Sources of groundwater contamination and methods of study and prevent adverse impacts; Environmental impacts of channelization irrigation, dredging, flood control, dams and reservoirs, ground water projects and other water resoruces projects; Case studies of environmental impacts due to water resources projects.

References:

1.       Canter L.W., Environmental Impact Assessment, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1977.

2.       Rau G. J. and Wooter C. D., Environmental Impact Analysis Handbook, McGraw-Hill, 1980.

3.       Westman W.E., Ecology, Impact Assessment and Environmental Planning, John Wiley, 1985.

4.       M. G. Stewart (Ed.), Integrated Risk Assessment, Applications and Regulations, Balkema Publications, Rotterdam, 1998.

5.       R. S. Jose and C. A. Brebbia (Ed.), Measurements and Modelling in Environmental Pollution, Comp. Mech. Publ., Barcelona, 1997.

6.       C. Zheng, Applied Contaminant Transport Modelling, Kluwer Publications, Dordrecht, 1995.

7.       S. Ne-Zheng, Mathematical Modelling of Groundwater Pollution, Springer Verlag, New York, 1995.

8.       V. Novotny, Water Quality: Prevention, Identification and Management of Diffuse Pollution, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1994.

9.       A. K. Biswas and Q. Geping, Environmental Impact Assessment for Developing Countries, Tycooly International Publications, London, 1985.

10.   W. E. Westman, Ecology, Impact Assessment and Environmental Planning, John Wiley, New York, 1985.


 

CE 738 - Irrigation and Conveyance Network

Objectives of network planning (equality and equity supply etc.). Principles of branching network systems for flexibility, alignment of network components, determination of the network flows and demands

References:

1.       P.A. Jensen, and J.W. Barnes, Network Flow Programming, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1980.


 

CE 764 – Hydroinformatics

Mathematical Modeling: Mathematical tools and techniques, Partial differential equations, Numerical methods, Advanced modeling applications to water resources and environmental engineering problems. Artificial Intelligence Techniques: Artificial neural networks, Genetic algorithm, Parallel processing, Fuzzy logic, Application in water resources and environmental engineering Computer Modeling: Computational hydraulics, Computer modeling in environmental engineering, Introduction to various computer packages for water resources and environmental engineering Advanced Information Technology Applications: IT applications in water resources and environmental engineering, Web based modeling, Applications of virtual reality, Internet based modeling, Multimedia applications, WWW based hydro-informatics systems Decision Support Systems: Knowledge based systems, Computer based decision support systems.

References:

1.       Barr, A., Cohen, P.R. and Feigenbaum, E.A., Artificial Intelligence - The Handbook, Vol.5, Addison Wesley, 1989.

2.       Dayoff, J.E., Neural Networks Architecture: An Introduction, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1990.

3.       Goldberg, D.E., Genetic Algorithms in Search, Optimization and Machine Learning, Addison Wesley, Reading, 1989.

4.       Abbott, M.B., Hydroinformatics- Information Technology and the Aquatic Environment, Avebury Technical, Aldershot, U.K., 1991.

5.       Babovic, V., Emergence, Evolution, Intelligence: Hydroinformations, Balkema, Rotterdam, 1995.

6.       Proceedings of International Conference in Hydroinformatics 98, Copenhagen, Denmark, A.A., Balkema, Rotterdam, 1998.

7.       Molkenthin, F., Hydroinformatics Systems, Lecture Notes of the EGH-course 1998, BTU Cottbus, Institute for Bauinformatik, Germany, 1998.


 

CE 765 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Introduction: The role of fluid mechanics in environmental planning, Transport of substances in the hydrologic cycle, Protection of water quality Basic Relationships: Conservation of mass, energy and momentum, Law of fluid motion - Navier-Stokes equations -Turbulent flow, Diffusion process Heat and Mass Transfer: Diffusive transport of substances (molecular diffusion), Heat transfer equations, Relationships Turbulence: Properties of turbulent flow, Basic equations of turbulent momentum transport, Turbulent hypothesis, Dispersion Stratification and Density Driven Flow: Density variations in fluids, Stability and stratification (hydrostatics, hydrodynamics), Stratified flow examples Jets and Plumes: similarity theory, entrainment hypothesis, applications for different environmental conditions and source configurations Emission Standards for Sewage and Heat Discharges; Flow, transport and mixing Process in lakes, Reservoirs and rivers Water Quality Standards: River and estuarine water quality models (model formulation, dimensionality, applications), Integrated Water Quality management

References:

1.       Liggett, J.A., Fluid Mechanics, McGraw Hill International, Singapore, 1994.

2.       Wilkes, J.O., Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1999.

3.       Douglas, J.F., Gasiorek, J.M. and Swaffield, J.A., Fluid Mechanics, Addison Wesley, Reading, 1999.

4.       Streeter, V.L., Wylie, E.B. and Bedford, K.W., Fluid Mechanics, WCB/McGraw-Hill, 1998.

5.       Papanastasiou, T.C., Applied Fluid Mechanics, Prentice-Hall, 1994.

6.       Gerhart, P.M., Gross, R.J. and Hochstein, J.I., Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, Addison Wesley, Reading, 1992.

7.       Brown, R.A., Fluid Mechanics of the Atmosphere, Academic Press, 1991.

8.       Denn, M.M., Process Fluid Mechanics, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1980.


 

CE 766 - Watershed Management

Principles of Watershed Management: Basics concepts, Hydrology and water availability, Surface water, Groundwater, Conjunctive use, Human influences in the water resources system, Water demand, Integrated water resources system - River basins Watershed Management Practices in Arid and Semi-arid Regions, Watershed management through wells, Management of water supply - Case studies, short term and long term strategic planning Conservation of Water: Perspective on recycle and reuse, Waste water reclamation Social Aspects of Watershed Management: Community participation, Private sector participation, Institutional issues, Socio-economy, Integrated development, Water legislation and implementations, Case studies Sustainable Watershed Approach: Sustainable integrated watershed management, natural resources management, agricultural practices, integrated farming, Soil erosion and conservation Water Harvesting: Rainwater management - conservation, storage and effective utilisation of rainwater, Structures for rainwater harvesting, roof catchment system, check dams, aquifer storage Applications of Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing in Watershed Management, Role of Decision Support System in Watershed Management

References:

1.       Murty, J.V.S., Watershed Management, New Age Intl., New Delhi 1998.

2.       Allam, G.I.Y., Decision Support System for Integrated Watershed Management, Colorado State University, 1994.

3.       Vir Singh, R., Watershed Planning and Management, Yash Publishing House, Bikaner, 2000.

4.       Murthy, J.V.S., Watershed Management in India, Wiley Eastern, New Delhi, 1994.

5.       American Society of Civil Engineers, Watershed Management, American Soc. of Civil Engineers, New York, 1975.


 

CE 767 - Hydrological Hazard Mitigation and Management

Flood Hazard Mitigation: Basics of floods, Natural and man-made floods, Flood control structures, Flood management, Applications of geographical information systems and remote sensing in flood management, Case studies Drought Hazard Mitigation: Basics of droughts, Natural and man-made droughts, Watershed management, Drought management, Applications of geographical information systems and remote sensing in drought management, Drought problems in arid and semi-arid regions, Case studies Crisis and Emergency Management: Nature of extreme events, Cyclone and related flooding, Global problems of catastrophe solution and emergency situations, Mobilisation of communities, Community involvement, Case studies Risk Management: Risk assessment, Risk reduction and management, Role of insurance companies Advanced Warning Systems: Global positioning systems, Applications of remote sensing and GIS, Role of Information Technology in natural hazard mitigation management

References:

1.       Centre for Science & Environment, Wrath of Nature: Impact of Environmental Destruction on Floods and Droughts, Centre for Science & Environment, New Delhi.

2.       Beven, K. and Carling, P., (eds.), Floods: Hydrological, Sedimentological and Geomorphological Implications, British Geomorphological Research Group Symposia Series, Wiley, Chichester, 1989.

3.       B.H.R.A., Hydraulic Aspects of Floods & Flood Control, B.H.R.A., England, 1983.

4.       Brown, J.P., Economic Effects of Floods, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1972.

5.       Prasad, P., Famines and Droughts: Survival Strategies, Rawat, Jaipur, 1998.


 

CE 768 - Urban Water and Environmental Management

Review of Urban Hydrologic and Hydraulic Principles: Urban hydrologic cycle, rainfall analysis and design storm, hydraulic and hydrodynamic principles Introduction to Drainage Problems in Different Climate: Urbanisation - its effects and consequences for drainage, Interaction between urban and peri-urban areas. Planning concepts and System Planning: Objectives of urban drainage and planning criteria, drainage option and system layout, Planning tools and data requirement, Drainage master plan, Drainage structures Calculation Methods and Mathematical Tools: Modeling formulas, Hydrologic models, Hydrodynamic models, Regression analysis, Urban runoff and water quality models Design of Drainage System Elements: Hydraulic fundamentals, Infiltration and on-site detention of storm water, design of sewerage and drainage channels, design of appurtenances and pumping stations Control of Stormwater Pollution: Pollution bid-up and washoff process with reference to urban drainage systems, Source control in commercial and industrial complexes, Biological and chemical treatment of waste water, Best management practices Operation and Maintenance of Urban Drainage Systems: Maintenance requirements and planning, Cleansing of sewers and drains, repair options Administrative and Legal Aspects and Financing: Administrative, legal and financing aspects, International, national and municipal legal aspects, Administrative structure for drainage planning, Financing for drainage projects.

References:

1.       Akan, A.O., Urban Stormwater Hydrology: A Guide to Engineering Calculations, Lancaster Technomic, 1993.

2.       Hall M.J., Urban Hydrology, Elsevier Applied Sc., London, 1984.

3.       Strickland, G., Urban hydrology for small watersheds, NTIS, Springfield, 1975.

4.       Stormwater collection systems design handbook, Larry, W.M., (ed), McGraw-Hill, New York, 2001.

5.       Deb, R., Municipal Stormwater Management, Lewis, 1995.

6.       Hittman Associates, Approaches to Stormwater Management, NTIS, Springer, 1973.


 

CE 769 - Coastal and Ocean Environment

Sea bed morphology; Wave mechanics - generation, forecasting, wave theories, shoaling, refraction, diffraction, breaking; Tidal propagation in estuaries; Coastal currents; Littoral processes; Sediment transport; Shore protection measures; Planning and operation of harbor, coastal and offshore structures.

References:

1.       Gaythwaite, J., The Marine Environment and Structural Design, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1981.

2.       Herbich, J.B., Handbook of Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Gulf publishing Co., 1990.

3.       Shore Protection Manual, US Army Coastal Engineering Research Centre, Vicksberg, USA. 1984.

4.       Gerwick, B.C., Construction of Offshore Structures, Wiley, New York, 1986.


 

CE 608 - Eco-hydro-climatology

Introduction to Eco-hydro-climatology: an interdisciplinary framework; Climate System; Climate, weather and Climate Change; Overview of Earth??s Atmosphere; Vertical Structure of Atmosphere; Radiation and Temperature; Laws of Radiation; Heat-Balance of Earth Atmosphere System; Random Temperature Variation; Modeling Vertical Variation in Air Temperature; Temporal Variation of Air temperature; Temperature Change in Soil; Thermal Time and Temperature Extremes. Hydrologic Cycle: Introduction; Global water balance; Cycling of water on land, a simple water balance model; Climate Variables affecting Precipitation, Precipitation and Weather, Humidity, Vapor Pressure, Forms of Precipitation, Types of Precipitation; Cloud; Atmospheric Stability; Monsoon; Wind Pattern in India; Global Wind Circulation; Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall. Climate Variability: Floods, Droughts, Drought Indicators, Heat waves, Climate Extremes. Climate Change: Introduction; Causes of Climate Change; Modeling of Climate Change, Global Climate Models, General Circulation Models, Downscaling; IPCC Scenarios; Commonly used Statistical Methods in Hydro-climatology: Trend Analysis; Empirical Orthogonal Functions, Principal Component Analysis; Canonical Correlation; Statistical Downscaling with Regression Ecological Climatology: Leaf energy fluxes and leaf photosynthesis; Plant canopies, ecosystem and vegetation dynamics; Coupled climate vegetation dynamics, Carbon cycle climate feedbacks, Introduction to Precipitation Recycling

References:

1.       Bonan G. B. ,Ecological Climatology, Cambridge University Press, 2002

2.       Burde, G. I., A. Zangvil, 2001: The Estimation of Regional Precipitation Recycling. Part I: Review of Recycling Models. J. Climate, 14,

3.       Campbell, G. G. and Norman J. M., An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics, Springer, 1998

4.       Von Stoech and Zwiers F W, Statistical Analysis in Climatic Research, Cambridge, 1999

5.       McGuffie, K. and Henderson-Sellers, A Climate Modelling Primer, Wilby, 2005

6.       IPCC Assessment Report 4


 

M.Tech in Structural Engineering

Course Structure

 

Semester

I

II

III

IV

Total Credits

Core Courses

12

-

-

-

24

Elective Courses

18

24

-

-

30

Institute Electives

-

6

-

-

6

Laboratories

4

-

-

-

4

Seminar

4

-

-

-

4

R&D Project

-

-

-

-

0

Communication

-

6

-

-

6

Course Total

38

30+6*

0

0

68+6*

Project

-

-

48

42

90

Total Credits