This book has been designed to meet the needs of students preparing for all kinds of competitive examinations and entrance tests for admission to postgraduate courses and job recruitment. About 4000 objective-type questions of different kinds, especially the multiple choice variety, from the different areas of civil engineering are included. Important definitions and essential formulae including code provisions, where applicable, are given. The accent is on quality rather than on quantity.
C Venkatramaiah has over four decades of teaching experience in a wide variety of subjects in civil engineering. He retired as professor of civil engineering from S V University College of Engineering, Tirupati. He obtained his BE degree from Andhra University, MSc (Engineering) from Madras University, and PhD from IIT Madras. He has authored books in the areas of geotechnical engineering, surveying, engineering mechanics and structural analysis.
A Krishna Sharma obtained his BE (civil) and ME (hydraulics and water resources engineering) from SV University College of Engineering, Tirupati, and his PhD from IISc, Bangalore. He has nearly forty years of teaching experience—as faculty member and principal of MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, principal of GMRIT, Rajam, and DMSSVH College of Engineering, Machilipatnam, and presently, principal of Brindavan College of Engineering, Bangalore.
Note Regarding Chapters 17 to 19
1 Engineering Mechanics
2 Strength of Materials and Elements of Structural Analysis
3 Advanced Structural Analysis
4 Concrete Technology
5 Design of RCC Structures
6 Design of Steel Structures
7 Geotechnical Engineering
8 Transportation Engineering
10 Engineering Materials
11 Building Construction
12 Estimating, Costing and Valuation
13 Construction Management
14 Water Supply Engineering
15 Sewerage and Sewage Treatment
16 Environmental Sanitation
17 Mechanics of Fluids
18 Hydraulic Machinery
19 Hydrology and Irrigation Engineering