Textbooks for Civil Engineering

Textbooks for Prep Year 




Engineering Mechanics – Statics, (6th Edition),  Meriam and Kriage

Description:  Analysis of forces on engineering structures in equilibrium. Properties of forces, moments, couples, and  resultants. Equilibrium conditions, friction, centroids, area moments of inertia. Introduction to mathematical modeling and problem solving. Vector mathematics where appropriate.  



Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics,  (6th Edition), Meriam and Kriage,

Description:  Analysis of motions of particles and rigid bodies encountered in engineering. Velocity, acceleration, relative motion, work, energy, impulse, and momentum. Further development of mathematical modeling and problem solving. Vector mathematics where appropriate.


Fluid Mechanics

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Fox, McDonald, and Pritchard

Description:  Fluid statics. Conservation equations of fluid dynamics. Viscous flow, boundary layer concepts, lift and drag, compressible flow, turbomachinery.


Mechanics of Materials

Mechanics of Materials, (4th Edition) Beer, Johnston, DeWolf

Description:  Stresses, strains, and deformations associated with torsion, axial, shear, moment, and pressure vessel loadings. Combined loadings and principle representations of the states of stress and strain at a point. Basic failure criteria. Introduction to stability including buckling of columns.


Transportation Engineering

Introduction to Transportation Engineering,  2nd edition, James H. Banks

Description:  The characteristics and functions of highway, air, rail, transit and other modes of urban and intercity transportation. Fundamentals of transportation design, operations, and planning. Evaluation of costs, benefits, and environmental considerations.


Civil Engineering Materials

Civil Engineering Materials, 2nd Edition, S. Somayaji

Description:  Experimental determination of mechanical properties of concrete, asphalt, and soils as required for engineering applications. Experimental verification of assumptions made in mechanics of materials procedures. Use of strain measuring devices. Preparation of technical reports.

Water Resources Engineering

Water Resources Engineering, L. W. Mays

Description:  Hydraulics of pile flow. Open channel flow, groundwater, and hydrology.


Structural Analysis

Structural Analysis, Hibbeler, 6th Edition

Description:  Analysis for member forces and deflections of determinate and indeterminate structures, including trusses, beams, and frames. General theorems, influence diagrams, and energy methods.


Reinforced Concrete Design

Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design, 4th Edition MacGregor & Wight

ACI 318-05, "Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-05) and Commentary (ACI 318R-05)"

Description:  Analytical and design principles of reinforced concrete in designing civil engineering systems. Origin of code requirements. Fundamentals of proportioning. Details of elements and structural systems.


Structural Steel Design

LRFD Steel Design, Segui

Description:  Design and behavior of the elements of steel structures. Design and analysis of bolted, welded and eccentric connections. Proportioning of members and connections. Introduction to plastic design, end plate connection, composite construction, shear connections and design of composite beams.


Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering - Principles and Practices Coduto, D.P. (1999).  .  Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Description:  Engineering geology, elementary mass-volume relations, clay-water interaction, soil classification, soil compaction, geostatic stress distributions, 1-D and 2-D steady-state flow, shear strength under drained and undrained conditions.


Hydraulic Systems Engineering

Water Resources Engineering, L. W. Mays

Description:  Water and wastewater flows. Design of water distribution systems, transmission and storage reservoirs, wastewater collection systems, and storm water systems. Pumps and pump systems, flow measurements. Water sources for municipal supply.


Foundation Design

The Engineering of foundations, 1st Edition, Rodrigo Salgado

Description:  Evaluation of shear strength for foundation design. Analysis of bearing capacity for generalized conditions. Design of reinforced concrete spread footings. Stress distributions beneath loaded areas. Immediate settlement, consolidation settlement, rate of consolidation, and creep.


Highway and Airfield Pavement Design

Pavement Analysis and Design, Huang Y. H., Prentice Hall 2004.

Description:  Theories, principles, and procedures in the structural design of highway and airfield pavements. Design of flexible and rigid pavements. Performance of flexible and rigid pavements in the field and the characterization of pavement materials. Practical and direct exposure to laboratory testing of pavement materials.


Highway Geometrics and Design

Traffic and Highway Engineering, 3rd Edition, Garber, N.J. and Hoel, L.A, 2002.

Description:   Alignment location and safe geometric design of highways. Earthwork and drainage related to highway. Theory and practice in design of alignments, highway cross-sections, intersections, interchanges, and freeways in urban and rural areas. Application of advanced computer software to highway geometrics.



Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science, by Mackenzie Davis and Susan Masten

Description:  Description and quantification of water and air quality characteristics important for water and wastewater treatment and air pollution control. Fundamentals of kinetics, reactor configurations, toxicity and dose response relationship. Regulations governing ambient pollutant levels and discharges. Introduction to the modeling of pollutant fate and transport. Overview of solid waste management and global environmental issues.


Water and Wastewater Treatment Design

Water Quality: Characteristics, Modeling, Modification, Tchobanoglous, G., and E. Schroeder.

Description: Design of facilities for physical and chemical treatment of water and wastewater, biological treatment of wastewater, and treatment and disposal of sludge. Design of land treatment systems and septic tanks. Use of computers for design problems