Course Title: 
Advanced Steel Design
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Year Taught: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Advanced Steel Design' is a course offered in B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Gantry Girder - Design of gantry girder – gantry to column connection. Water Tanks - Design of rectangular, pressed steel tanks – design of suspended bottom tanks – cylindrical tank with hemispherical bottom – design of staging. Chimneys - Design of self-supporting chimney – design principles of guyed chimney. Bunkers, Silos – Introduction – Janssen’s theory – Airy’s theory – design criteria.

Unit 2

Transmission Towers – Introduction – loads on towers – analysis – design of members and foundation. Light gauge members – Light gauge sections – design considerations – allowable stresses – buckling, design of compression members, tension members and laterally supported beams – connections.

Unit 3

Plate girder bridges - Plate girders – loads – equivalent uniformly distributed loads – Indian railway code of practice – design of plate girder bridges – bearings.

  • Duggal, S. K., “Limit State Design of Steel Structures”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2010.
  • Ramchandra and Gehlot, “Limit State Design of Steel Structures”, Scientific Publishers, 2010.
  • N. Subramanian, “Design of Steel Structures”, Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • G. W. Owens and P. R. Knowles, “Steel Designers’ Manual”, John Wiley & Sons, 2012
  • P. Dayaratnam, “Design of Steel Structures”, S. Chand & Co., 2003.
  • M. Raghupathi, “Design of Steel Structures”, Tata McGraw Hill, 1985.
  • Murthy and Santhakumar, “Transmission Line Structures”, McGraw Hill, 1990.
  • Lin and Breslar, “Design of Steel Structures”, John Wiley & Sons, 1968.
  • BIS codes (IS 800, SP 6,IS 804, IS 805, IS 6533, IS 9178, IS 801,IS 811)