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Knowledge of physical and chemical properties of fresh and hardened concrete in relation to strength and durability, mix-design of high-strength concrete, use of concrete admixtures, examination of special concreting practices in hot and cold environments, identification of concrete deterioration mechanisms and control, review of repair materials and techniques, development of shotcrete and other special concretes with blended cements, polymers and fiber reinforcement.
Doctor Level
Review of determinants and matrices. Algorithms to solve linear and non-linear equations. Solution of simultaneous linear equations using various methods: Gaussian elimination, Gauss-Jordan and LU decomposition method. Iteration methods for linear systems: Jacobi and Gauss-Siedel method. Interpolation and approximation. Curve fitting. Numerical differentiation and integration. Numerical solution of differential equations. Eigenvalue problems. Numerical error analysis. Applied examples from various areas of engineering. Discussion.
Third Year
Develops the concept of structural rehabilitation with emphasis on condition assessment of existing structures and selection of repair and strengthening techniques, examination of structures damaged by settlement, overloading, corrosion, fire, earthquakes and design and construction errors, critical review of methods to restore/improve strength, durability and performance including foundation underpinning, beam and columns encasement, shotcreting, crack injection, corrosion control and seismic retrofitting.
Doctor Level
Force systems (2D and 3D), equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies (2D and 3D), structures (trusses, frames and machines), distributed forces (centroids and centers of mass), beams (shearing force and bending moment diagrams), friction, moments of inertia and virtual work.
Second Year
Axial loading, material properties obtained from tensile tests, Stresses and strains due to axial loading, thermal stresses, elementary theory of torsion, solid and hollow shafts, thin-walled tubes, rectangular cross-section, stresses in beams due to bending, shear and combined forces, composite beams. Analysis of plane stress, Mohr’s Circle, combined stresses. Thin-walled pressure vessels. Deflection of beams. Buckling of columns. Energy Methods.
Second Year