COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Design of Steel Structures
Course Code: 
15CVL311
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
6
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

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

Unit 1

Introduction to structural steel sections, material property, geometric properties, classes of sections, stresses, residual temperature stresses in rolled steel sections, loads. Types of design - rigid, semi rigid. Limit state design method – basic concepts, partial safety factors, load combinations, deflection limitations as per IS:800.

Analysis and design of bolted and welded connections to resist direct force and moment.

Design of tension members - single and double angle ties.

Unit 2

Plastic behaviour of structural steel – shape factor – plastic hinge concept – collapse load – methods of plastic analysis – plastic design of beams and portal frames. Local buckling of plates – stiffened edges.

Compression members: Axially and eccentrically loaded compression members - built up columns - lacings and battens - design of column bases.

Analysis and design of laterally restrained & unrestrained simple & compound beams - Design for flexure, shear, deflection, and bearing.

Unit 3

Industrial roofs: Introduction to steel roof systems - various elements - loads - wind analysis – design of plane roof trusses – design of roofing elements and purlins – wind bracings - Gusset connections.

Introduction to cold-formed steel structures (Light gauge steel sections).

TEXTBOOKS

  • Subramanian N, “Design of Steel Structures”, Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Duggal, S. K., “Limit State Design of Steel Structures”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2010.

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • Ramchandra and Gehlot, “Limit State Design of Steel Structures”, Scientific Publishers, 2010.
  • Dayaratnam P, “Design of Steel Structures”, S. Chand & Co., 2003.
  • Arya and Ajmani, “Design of Steel Structures”, Nem Chand Brothers, 2007.
  • BIS codes (IS 800-2007, IS 875-1987-Parts I, II, III, SP: 6 – Part 1 to 6).
  • Emil Smith and Robert Scanlan, “Wind Effects on Structures”. Wiley-Interscience, 1986.
  • Edwin Gaylord, “Design of Steel Structure”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, 2010.