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Harbour & Airport Engineering (2180602)

Teaching Scheme (in Hours)

Theory Tutorial Practical Total
3 1 0 4

Subject Credit :  4

Examination Scheme (in marks)

PA (M)
ESE Viva (V)
PA (I)
70 30 30 20 150

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Unit-2:  Module - 1 General

History of water transportation at world level and at national level development and policy, classification of harbours, natural and artificial. Major ports in India, administrative set up.

Unit-3:  Module - 2 Harbour Planning:

Harbour components, ship characteristics, characteristics of good harbour and principles of harbour planning, size of harbour, site selection criteria and layout of harbours. Surveys to be carried out for harbor planning.

Unit-4:  Module - 3 Natural Phenomena

Wind, waves, tides formation and currents phenomena, their generation characteristics and effects on marine structures, silting, erosion and littoral drift.

Unit-5:  Module - 4 Marine Structures

General design aspects, breakwaters - function, types general design principles, wharves, quays, jetties, piers, pier heads, dolphin, fenders, mooring accessories – function, types, suitability, design and construction features.

Unit-6:  Module - 5 Docks and Locks

Tidal basin, wet docks-purpose, design consideration,operation of lock gates and passage, repair docks - graving docks, floating docks.

Unit-7:  Module - 6 Port Amenities and Navigational Aids

Ferry, transfer bridges, floating landing stages, transit sheds, warehouses, cold storage, aprons, cargo handling equipments, purpose and general description, Channel and entrance demarcation, buoys, beacons, light houseelectronic communication devices.

Unit-8:  Module - 7 Harbour Maintenance

Costal protection-purpose and devices, dredging, purpose, methods, dredgers-types, suitability, disposal of dredged materials .mechanical and hydraulic dredgers.

Unit-10:  Module - 1 General

History, development, policy of air transport, aircrafts, aerodromes, airtransport authorities, air transport activities, air crafts and its characteristics, airport classifications as per ICAO.

Unit-11:  Module - 2 Airport Planning

Regional planning-concepts and advantages, location and planning of airport as per ICAO and F.A.A.recommendations, airport Elements -airfield, terminal area, obstructions, approach zone,zoning laws, airport capacity, airport size and site selection, estimation of future air traffic, development of new airport, requirements of an ideal airport layout.

Unit-12:  Module -3 Run Way Design

Wind rose and orientation of runway ,wind coverage and crosswind component, factors affecting runway length, basic runway length, and corrections to runway length, runway geometrics and runway patterns (configurations).Runway marking, threshold limits cross section of runway

Unit-13:  Module - 4 Taxiway Design

Controlling factors, taxiway geometric elements, layout, exittaxiway, location and geometrics, holding apron, turnaround facility. Aprons -locations, size, gate positions, aircraft parking configurations and parking systems ,hanger-site selection, planning and design considerations, Fuel storage area, blast pads . wind direction indicator.

Unit-14:  Module - 5 Terminal Area Design

Terminal area elements and requirements, terminal buildingfunctions, space requirements, location planning concepts, vehicular parking area and Circulation network. passenger requirements at terminal building.

Unit-15:  Module - 6 Grading and Drainage

Airport grading-importance - operations, airport drainage aims,functions, special characteristics, basic requirements, surface and subsurface drainage systems.

Unit-16:  Module - 7 Air Traffic Control and Visual Aids

Air traffic control-objectives, control system,control network-visual aids-landing information system, airport markings and lighting.

Reference Books

Sr. Title Author Publication Amazon Link
1 Airport Planning & Design Dr. S. K. Khanna, M.G.Arora and S.S. Jain Nem Chand & Bros.,Roorkee
2 Airport Engineering G.V. Rao Tata McGraw Hill Pub. Co.
3 Harbour, Dock and Tunnel Engineering R. Srinivasan and S. C. Rangwala Charotar Pub. House
4 A Course in Docks and Harbour Engineering S. P. Bindra DhanpatRai& Sons
5 Airport Engineering Rangwala Charotar Pub., Anand

Course Outcome

After learning the course the students should be able to:
1) To understand the various elements of Harbour and Airport.
2) To understand the fundamentals of planning and design of various marine structures.
3) To make the students aware about the operations in Harbour.
4) To give knowledge of maintenance techniques at Harbour.
5) To understand the fundamentals of planning and design of Airport structures.
6) To make students aware of design of runway and taxiways at Airport.
7) To make students aware of the operations at Airport.

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