Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPSC) Prelim - Civil Engineering Syllabus

Updated on: Mar 22, 2013
A. Solid Mechanics :

Homogeneous and isotropic media- Stresses and strains.elastic constants, uni-directional tension and strain. Failure theories of homogenous and isotropic materials.

Bending moments and shear force and stresses due to them in beams. Deflection in beams. Columns- stability and critical loads.

Torsion of shafts, Combined bending, torsional and direct stresses.

Thoin cylinders and spherical shells under internal and external presses.

Strain Energy in elastic deformation, impact fatigue and creep. Stresses in frames analytical and graphical methods of finding forces in the members of trusses and girdeys.

B. Fluid Mechanics :

Properties of fluids, fluid statics-pressure at a point, forces on plane and curved surfaces. Buoyancy-stability of floating and submerged bodies. Dynamics of fluid flow : Continuity, momentum and energy equations applied to flow in closed conduits and free surface flows. Ideal fluidi flowstream function, velocity potential,'circulation and vorticity, flownets separation and basic patterns of flaw.

Dimentional analysis-units and dimensions, non- dimentional numbers, Buckingham's pitheorem. Principles of similitude and application

Viscous flow-flow between static plates and circular- tubes, Boundary layer concept, drag and lift.

Incompressible flow through pipes laminar and turbulent flow, critical velocity, frictional and other losses, in piping systems. Pipe network analysis.

Open channel - flow measurements, uniform and non-uniform flow, specific energy and critical depth. Gradually varied flow; surface profiles.

C. Soil Mechanics :

Origin of soils. Three phase system: index properties, soil classification.

Permeability and capillarity. Seepage basic. Equation for flow through porous media. Flow net characteristics. uses and construction. Flow through earth dams,

Stresses in soils-Concept of effective stresses. Geostatics and applied stresses. Stress distribution in soils, stress path.

Consolidation-Terzaghi 's theory of one dimensional consolidation. Laboratory determination of consolidation parameters. Settlement computations.

Shear strength Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion. Laboratory and field methods of determination of shear Strength parameters.

Earth pressures:- Classifical Theories, of earth pressure determination by analytical and graphical methods.

Stability of slopes finite and infinite slopes, Taylor’s stability number and its uses. Swedish-circle method. Bishop's simplified method,

Bearing capacity : Computation from laboratory and insite tests for shallow foundations.

D. Surveyings :

General principle, sign conventions plotting of maps. Topo sheets and their uses.

Surveying by Chair, compass and plane table.

Levelling : Types and adjustment of instruments : Fly, reciprocal and precise leveling. Correction for refraction and curvature, errors in leveling.

Theodolite : Component fundamental axes and adjustment of transit Theodolite. Measurement of angles and there recording. Theodolite and tacheometric traversing.Traverse Computation. Triangulation Errors and there adjustment.

Contouring : Characteristics uses and, plothing. Computation of areas and volumes.

Curves : Type and there setting. Element of photogrammetry, basic principles definitions, stereoscopic vision and measurements, different scale of vertical photographs determination of flight height and elevations (ground relief) from vertical photograph ground control survey.

E. Building planning material and construction :

Planning : General principles of planning, Lighiting, ventilation and orientation of buildings. Functional location of rooms in a building.

Materials : Stones, Bricks, Limes, Cement and Concrete, Timber, plastic and paints.

Construction : detailing of walls floor, roofs, Staircase, doors, and windows as per IS codes of practice.
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