TANCET 2011 Syllabus for Civil engineering and Geoinformatics

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test Syllabus
Civil engineering and Geoinformatics

Chapter I Structural Engineering


A. Mechanics
1  Composite Beams 
2  Curved Beams 
3  Elastic Constants. Beams & Bending 
4  Flexural & Shear Stresses. Slope & Deflection of Beams. Thin & Thick Cylinders. Torsion. Theories of Failure 
5  Principal stresses & Principal strain in two dimension & three dimension. Composite Bars 
6  Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams 
7  Stress-Strain Relationships 
8  Theories of Columns. Combined Direct & Bending Stresses.
9  Unsymmetrical Bending 


B. Structural Analysis
1  Deflection of pin jointed plane frames 
2  Energy Principles 
3  Influence Line for Determinate & Indeterminate Structures. Plastic Analysis of Structures.
4  Matrix Method. Arches & Suspension Bridges 
5  rigid frames. Classical Method of Analysis of indeterminate structures (Slope deflection & Moment Distribution) 
6  Static & Kinematic Indeterminancy 


C. Building Materials
1  Brick Masonry 
2  Cement - Concrete 
3  Concreting Methods- Brick 
4  properties of ingredients- Mix Design- Quality Control- Special Concrete 
5  Steel
6  Stone 
7  Timber 


D. Concrete Structures
1  Deflection 
2  Design
3  Design Methods 
4  Limit State Design for beams, slabs, columns & footings 
5  Losses 
6  Methods 
7  Principles 
8  retaining walls 
9  Water Tanks. Prestressed Concrete 


E. Steel Structures
1  Beams,Column Bases 
2  Connections 
3  Design of Tension & Compression Members 
4  Plate Girders & Trusses
5  Steel Sections 


Chapter II Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering


A. Soil Mechanics
1  Effective stress principle; permeability 
2  Mohr 
3  Nature of soil 
4  phase relationships 
5  protection measures
6  seepage -  Stress distribution in soil 
7  Soil classification; Soil water 
8  static pressure 


B. Foundation Engineering
1  bearing capacity (Terzaghis Theory and BIS formula) 
2  bearing capacity from field tests 
3  capacity and settlement 
4  Codal provisions 
5  Codal provisions &  Design of foundations 
6  depth and spacing of boreholes 
7  drilling techniques 
8  Earth pressure on retaining walls 
9  Isolated, combined and raft foundation - Pile foundations 
10  negative friction on piles - Earth pressure theories 
11  penetration tests (SPT and SCPT) 
12  Pile groups 
13  pile load test 
14  plate load test 
15  sampling Techniques 
16  scope and objectives 
17  selection of foundation - Foundation types 
18  settlement of foundation 
19  shallow foundation 
20  Site investigation 
21  stability analysis of retaining wall.
22  static and dynamic pile driving formulae (Engineering News and Hiley method) 


Chapter III Transportation Engineering


A. Highway Planning
1  Bituminous & concrete roads
2  Construction of Earth
3  Design of flexible & rigid pavements. Drainage of roads
4  Geometric Design of Highways
5  maintenance of roads.
6  Road Classification
7  WBM


B. Railways, Airways, Docks & Harbour Planning
1  components of airport
2  components of harbour
3  components of permanent way
4  geometric design Airport planning
5  inland water transport.
6  planning for terminal building
7  Railway alignment
8  runways. Harbour planning
9  site selection


C. Traffic Engineering
1  Road markings & signs
2  Traffic characteristics
3  Traffic Signals
4  Traffic surveys


Chapter IV Water Resources Engineering


A. Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics
1  Basic concepts of fluid flow - kinematics & dynamics
2  Boundary layers
3  Concept of system & control volume application to continuity  
4  Dimensional analysis & model studies
5  Fluid statics & relative equilibrium
6  Laminar & turbulent flow through pipes
7  momentum & energy equations
8  positive displacement pumps
9  Properties of fluids
10  Rapidly varied flows
11  Steady uniform & gradually varied flow in open channels
12  Turbines & pumps


B. Hydrology & Ground Water
1 Abstractions
2 GEC norms
3 Ground water quality
4 Groundwater development
5 Hydrograph analysis
6 Hydrologic cycle
7 Hydrologic extremes floods & droughts
8 Hydrometeorology
9 Precipitation & its measurements
10 Properties of aquifer
11 Rainwater harvesting
12 Runoff estimation
13 Steady & unsteady flows
14 Unit Hydrograph
15 Well hydraulics


C. Irrigation Engineering
1 Components of irrigation network
2 Crop water requirements
3 Design of lined & unlined channels
4 Design of weirs on permeable foundation
5 Duty, delta & base period.
6 Irrigation scheduling & methods
7 Irrigation system
8 Irrigation water management
9 Irrigation water quality
10 National water policy
11 Participatory approach
12 Soil water relations
13 Waterways, head works,gravity dams & spillways


Chapter V Environmental Engineering


A. Water and Waste water Engineering
1 basic unit processes & operations for water treatment
2 conveyance system
3 Development of water supply source
4 primary & secondary treatment of sewage
5 quality standards
6 sewage characteristics
7 sewage disposal
8 sewage treatment
9 sludge disposal
10 water demand
11 water distribution
12 Water requirements


B. Air Pollution & Control
1 air pollution control
2 air pollution meteorology
3 air quality standards & limits
4 Types of pollutants,their sources & impacts


C. Noise Pollution and Control:
1 control of noise pollution
2 Impacts of noise
3 measurement of noise  
4 permissible limits of noise pollution


Chapter VI Surveying & Remote Sensing


A. Surveying
1 astronomical survey
2 base line
3 bearings
4 bench marks
5 Chain survey
6 classificationof errors
7 compasses
8 contouring and volumes
9 corrections
10 curve ranging
11 EDM
12 equation
13 errors
14 hydrographic survey
15 lay out
16 level nets
17 leveling
18 mine surveyingtecheometric survey
19 permanent adjustments reduction 
20 photogrammetry
21 plane table
22 plotting
23 practical astronomy
24 river
25 setting out works
26 Sources 
27 temporary
28 theodolites Gale’s table 
29 traversing
30 triangulation
31 trigonometric leveling 


B. Remote Sensing:
1 accuracy assessment
2 classification
3 EMR interaction with each feature
4 filters
5 image characters
6 Image enhancement
7 interpretation keys
8 Satellite system
9 spectral signature
10 thematic maps


C. GIS & Cartography
1 applications
2 Cartography
3 data analysis
4 data base types
5 data input
6 data output
7 data types
8 DEM & TIN
9 generalisation
10 map compilation
11 map design
12 map production
13 map projection
14 raster & vector
15 software & hardware GIS
16 topology


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