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Course Detail

Course Name Analysis and Design of Sub-Structures
Course Code 18SC726
Program M. Tech. in Structural & Construction Engineering
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2019


Course Syllabus

Foundation classification; Choice of foundations; Bearing capacity and settlement analysis of shallow foundations like footings and rafts, Deep foundations like piles, piers and Caissons; Foundations on problematic soils. Introduction to Limit State Design method; Structural design of continuous footings, individual footings, Combined footings and rafts of various types subjected to vertical and lateral loads, and moments; Design of circular rafts; Introduction to soil structure interaction. Analysis and design of deep foundations: pile foundations, piers, well foundations. Introduction to special foundations – ring foundations, offshore foundations. Foundations for transmission line towers, storage tanks, silos, chimneys etc.

Text Books

  • Principles of Foundation Engineering, Das B.M., Seventh Edition, CL Engineering, 2013.
  • Design of Foundation Systems, Ninan P Kurian, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 2005.
  • Analysis and Design of Substructures, Swami Saran, Oxford and IBH Publishing, New Delhi, 2008.
  • Design of Reinforced Concrete Foundations, Varghese P. C, PHI Learning, 2009.
  • Foundation Design in Practice, Ghosh Karuna Moy, PHI Learning, 2009.


‘Analysis and Design of Sub-Structures’ is an elective course offered in M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

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