Course Title: 
Advanced Structural Design
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Advanced Structural Design' is a course offered in the first semester of M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Stress-strain characteristics of concrete under multi- axial stresses- confined concrete- Effect of cyclic loading on concrete and reinforcing steel. Control of deflections- Control of cracking – Codal procedures on crack-width and deflection computation. Strut and Tie Models- corbels and deep beams. Design of corbels, Deep beams and RC walls. Inelastic behavior of concrete beams, moment – rotation curves, Strength and ductility concept- Design of joints in frames.

Stress strain behavior and strength of steel under static and cyclic loading; Buckling and post buckling behavior of plates; Behavior and design of members under tension, compression, bending, and combined forces.

Fasteners: Methods of installation and behavior. Screws and rivets in cold formed steel construction. Types of connections, Behavior of local elements, Analysis, Design and Detailing. Cold Formed Steel Members: Effective width and Direct Strength Design methods.

  • Design of Concrete Structures, Arthur. H. Nilson, David Darwin and Charles W Dolan, Tata McGraw Hill, 2004.
  • Concrete Structure, Park.R and Paulay, T, Reinforced, MISL-WILEY - Series Edition, 2009.
  • Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design, Varghese P .C, Prentice Hall of India, 2007.
  • Design of Steel Structures, Subramanian .N, Oxford University Press, New Delhi 2008.
  • Cold-Formed Steel Design, Wei-Wen Yu and Roger A .Laboube, Fourth Edition, Structures, John Wiley & Sons, 2010.