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Course Detail

Course Name Design of Steel Structures
Course Code 15CVL311
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Semester Six
Year Taught 2019


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).

Text Books

  1. Subramanian N, “Design of Steel Structures”, Oxford University Press, 2008.
  2. 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.
  • 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.

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