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Course Detail

Course Name Advanced Concrete Design
Course Code 15CVL430
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Yield line theory for slabs – Basic principles – methods of yield line analysis. Deep beams – analysis – design as per BIS – design using strut and tie method. Chimneys: Analysis of stresses in concrete chimneys – uncracked and cracked sections – codal provisions – design of chimney.

Unit 2

Large span concrete roofs: Introduction – classification – behaviour of flat slabs – direct design and equivalent frame method – codal provisions – waffle slabs. Shells and Folded plates: Forms of shells and folded plates – structural behaviour of cylindrical shell and folded plate – method of analysis – membrane analysis – beam arch approximation – codal provisions – design of simply supported circular cylindrical long shells and folded plates.

Unit 3

Bridges: General – IRC Bridge code – loading standards – impact effect – wind load – longitudinal forces – centrifugal forces – force due to water currents – buoyancy effect – temperature effects – secondary stresses – erection – seismic force. Design of slab culvert – R.C box culverts – T-beam bridges – Concept on design of continuous bridges, balanced cantilever bridges, arch bridges and rigid frame bridges.

Text Books

  1. N. Krishnaraju, “Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design”, CBS Publisher, 2013.
  2. M. L. Gambhir, “Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures”, PHI Learning, 2009.


  • Varghese P.C., “Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design”, PHI, 2009.
  • Jaikrishna, “Plain & Reinforced Concrete – Vol. I & II”, Nem Chand & Bros., 2008.
  • Purushothaman. P, “Reinforced Concrete Structural Elements”, Tata McGraw Hill, 1984.
  • G. S. Ramaswamy, “Design and Construction of Concrete Shell Roofs”, CBS Publishers, 2005.
  • Ashok K Jain, “Reinforced Concrete – Limit State Design”, Nem Chand & Bros., 2012.
  • Pillai S.U and Menon D, “Reinforced Concrete Design” Tata McGraw Hill, 2009.
  • Nilson. A. H., “Design of Concrete Structures”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2005.
  • BIS codes (IS 456, IS 2210, IS 4998, IS 3370, SP 16, SP 24, SP 34).
  • IRC Codes (IRC 5, IRC 6, IRC 21)

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