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Course Name Design of Concrete Structures
Course Code 15CVL302
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Semester Five
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction to R. C structures – Review of basic material properties- Concrete and Reinforcing steel. Design philosophies – Working stress method (WSM), Ultimate load method (ULM), Limit state method (LSM). Design of Beams – singly and doubly reinforced rectangular and flanged sections. Serviceability requirements. Behaviour in Shear and Torsion; analysis and design with and without shear reinforcement.

Unit 2

Design for Bond: development length, splicing, curtailment. Design of one-way slabs and two-way rectangular slabs (wall-supported) – as per IS 456: 2000. Design of Compression Members: effective length, short columns subject to axial compression with and without uniaxial / biaxial eccentricities.

Unit 3

Introduction to slender columns. Design of isolated footing for axially loaded & eccentrically loaded columns, combined footing. Design of staircases. Introduction to Prestessed concrete with simple examples.

Text Books

  1. Pillai S. U. and Menon D, “Reinforced Concrete Design”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2009.
  2. M. L. Gambhir, “Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures”, PHI learning, 2009.


  • Park and Paulay, “Reinforced Concrete Structures”, Wiley India (P) Ltd, 2010
  • Varghese P. C., “Limit State Design of Reinforced Concrete”, PHI Learning, 2009.
  • P. Dayaratnam, “Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures”, Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Jain A. K., “Reinforced Concrete – Limit State Design”, Nem Chand & Bros., 2009.
  • Sinha S. N., “Reinforced Concrete Design”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2005.
  • BIS Codes (SP 23, SP 24, IS 456, IS 875, IS 10262, IS 800, SP 16, IS 883, IS 2750)
  • Arthur H Nilson, “Design of Concrete Structures”, Tata McGraw-Hill Publications, 2005.

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