Karnataka Public Service Commission
Syllabus For Civil Service Examination
Subject: Civil Engineering
Statics: Units and dimensions SI Units, Vectors, coplanar and noncoplanar force
systems, equations of equilibrium, free body diagrams, static friction. virtual
work, distributed force systems, fIrst and second moments of area, mass moment
Kinematics and Dynamics :
Velocity and acceletration in cartesston and curvilinear coordiate systems,
equations of motion and their integration, principles of
conservations of energy and momentum, collision of elastic bodies, rotation of
rigid bodies about fixed axis, simple harmonic motion.
Strength of Materials:
Elastic isotropic and homogeneous materials, stress and strain, elastic
constraints, relation among elastic constants, axially loaded
determinate and indeterminated members, shear force and bending moment
diagrams, theory of simple bending, shear stress distribution, stitched beams.
Deflection of beams:
Macaulay method, Mohr theorems, Conjugate beam method, torsion, torsion of
circular shafts, combined bending, torsion and axial thrust, close coiled
helical springs train energy, strain energy in direct stress, shear stress,
bending and torsion. Thin and thick cylinders, columns and strus, Euler and
Rankine loads, principal stress and strains in two dimensions - Mohr circle -
theories of elastic failure. Structural Analysis; Indeterminate beams, propped,
fixed and continuous beams, shear force and bending moment diagrams,
deflections, three-hinged and two
hinged arches, rib-shortening, temperature effects, influence lines.
Trusses: Method of joins
and method of sections, deflections of plane pin-jointed trusses.
Rigid Frames : analysis
of rigid frames and continuous beams by theorem of three moments, moment
distribution method, slope deflection method, kani method
and column analogy method, matrix analysis, Roling loads and influence lines for
beams and pin-joined girders.
Classification and identification of soils, phase relationships; surface tension
and capillary phenomena in soils, laboratory and field determination of
co-efficient of permeability; senage Forces, flow nets, critical hydraulic
gradient, permeability of stratified deposits; Theory of compaction, compaction
control; total and effective stresses, pore pressure co-effeicient, shear
strength parameters in terms of total and effective stress, mohr-coulomb theory;
total and effective stress, analysis of soil slopes; active passive pressures;
rankine and Coulomb theories of earth pressure. Pressure, distribution on trench
sheeting, retaining walls, sheet pile walls; soil consolidation, Terazaghi
one-dimensional theory of consolidation, primary and secondary settlement.
Exploratory programme for sub-surface investigations, common types of coring and
sampling, field test and their
interpretation, water level observations; Stress distribution beneath loaded
areas by Boussinesq and Steinbrenner methods, use of influence charts, contact
distribution determination of ultimate ‘bearing capacity by terzaghi, Skempton
and Hansen’s methods; allowaele bearing pressure beneath footings; and rafts;
settlement criteria, design aspects of footings and rafts; bearing capacity of
piles and pile groups, pile load tests, underreamed piles for swelling soil;
well foundations, conditions of statical equilibrium, vibration analysis of
single degree freedom system, general considerations for design of machine
foundations; earthquake effects on soil-foundation I systems, liquefaction,
Fluid Mechanics: Fluid
properties, fluid statics. forces on plane and curved surfaces, stability of
floating and submerged bodies.
streamlines, continuity equation. accelerations. irrotational and rotational
flow, velocity potential and stream function, flow net. senaration and
Dynamics: Eulars equation
along stream line. energy and momentum equations. Bernoulli’s theorem,
applications to pipe flow and free surface flows, free and forced vertices.
Dimensional Analysis And
Similitude: Buckingham’s Pitheorem, dimensions parameters,
similarities, undistorted and distrorted models. Boundary
layer on a flat plate, drag and lift on bodies.
Laminar And Turbulent Flows:
Laminar flow through pipe and between parallel plates, transition to turbulent
flow, turbulent flow through pipes, friction
factor variation, ‘energy loss in expansions, contraction and other
non-uniformities, energy grade line and hydraulic grade line, pipe networks,
Isothermal and isentropic flows, velocity of propagation of pressure wave, Mach
number, subsonic and supersonic flows, shock waves.
Open Channel Flow:
Uniform and non-uniform flows, specific energy and specific force, critical
depth, flow in contracting transitions, free overall, wires,
hydraulic jump, surges gradually varied flow equation and its integrator,
principles: sign conventions, chain surveying, principles of plane table
surveying, two - point problem, three point problem compass surveying
traversing; bearing local, atttaction, traverse computations, corrections.
Levelling: Temporary and
permanent adjustments; fly - levels, reciprocal levelling, controur levelling;
Volume computations, refraction and curvature
traversing, heights and distances, tacheo metric surveying,
Curve Setting By Chain And By
Theodolite: Horizontal and vertical curves.
Triangulation And Base - Line
Measurements: Satellite stations, trigonometric leveling,
astronomical surveying, celestial co-ordinates, solution of
speherical, triangles, determination of azimuth,latitudes, longitude and
time.Principles of aerial photogrammetry, hydrographic surveying.