INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERING

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A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU), Kerala B.Tech First Semester (Solved Series)
Syllabus,
MODULE
CONTENTS
HOURS
I
General introduction to Civil Engineering - History of Civil Engineering - Relevance of Civil Engineering in the overall infrastructural development of the country.
2
 
Types and classification of structures - buildings, towers, chimneys, bridges, dams, retaining walls, water tanks, silos, roads, railways, runways and pipelines (Brief description only)
3
 
Definition and types of buildings as per National Building Code of India (brief description only).
1
 
Selection of site - Components of a building and their functions - Setting out of a building.
2
II
Stones: Classification of stones - Qualities of good building stones - Quarrying - Dressing - Tests - Specifications - Uses of common building stones.
2
 
Bricks: Composition of good brick earth – Classification good bricks - Field and laboratory tests - Specifications.
2
 
Tiles: Classification - Manufacture - Properties - Tests – Specifications.
3
 
FIRST INTERNAL EXAM
 
III
Cement: Basic Ingredients – Manufacturing process - Grades - Properties - Tests - Specifications.
4
 
Aggregates: Fine & coarse aggregate - Properties - Uses - Tests.
3
 
Cement Mortar: Types and preparation.
1
IV
Stone Masonry: Types - Details of Ashlar, Random Rubble, Coarse Rubble and Dry Rubble Masonry.
3
 
Brick Masonry: Types - Bond - Introduction to all types of bonds - English bond in detail (1, 1½ and 2 brick walls) - Comparison of stone and brick masonry.
4
 
SECOND INTERNAL EXAM
 
V
Timber: Properties - Uses - Classification - Seasoning - Defects - Preservation - Tests; Hard board and Particle board - Manufacture and use.
3
 
Steel: Structural steel and steel as reinforcement - Types - Properties - Uses - Market forms.
3
VI
Floors and Flooring materials: Different types and selection of floors and floor coverings.
3
 
Roofs and roof coverings: Different types of roofs - Suitability – Types and selection of roofing materials.
3
 
END SEMESTER EXAM
 

KTU2017/B.tech/01/11

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