Course Title: 
Industrial Structures
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Year Taught: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Industrial Structures' is a course offered in B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Functional design of industrial buildings: Classification of industrial structures - layout planning requirements – Guidelines from factories act – Lighting - Illumination levels – Natural / Mechanical ventilation – Fire safety requirements – Corrosion protection – Protection against noise – Cladding systems - vibration isolation techniques - Industrial floors.

General overview of Thermal power plant / Nuclear power plant structures / Process plant steelwork – conveyor structures – Boiler supporting structures - Substation structures.

Unit 2

Braced Industrial buildings – Unbraced Industrial frames – Gantry girders – Design of steel beam connections - Flexible & Rigid (Bolted and welded types).

Machine foundations – Types - Design Requirements - Analysis and design of block type machine foundations (IS 2974 method).

Unit 3

Design of Reinforced concrete bunkers and silos as per IS:4995

Tall Chimneys (RCC) – Types - Chimney sizing parameters - Overview of wind and temperature effects - Design principles of Reinforced concrete chimneys as per IS:4998.

Cooling Towers – Types and functions - Design principles of RC natural draught cooling towers as per IS:11504.

  • S. N. Manohar, “Tall Chimneys: Design and Construction”, Tata McGraw Hill, 1985.
  • P. Dayaratnam, “Design of Steel Structures”, S. Chand & Co., 2003. Ramchandra and Gehlot, “Limit State Design of Steel Structures”, Scientific Publishers, 2010.
  • P. Srinivasulu and G. V. Vaidyanathan, “Handbook of Machine Foundations”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2004.
  • SP: 32–1986, “Hand Book on Functional Requirements of Industrial Buildings (Lighting and ventilation)”.
  • G. W. Owens and P. R. Knowles, “Steel Designers’ Manual”, John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
  • V. Kalayanaraman (editor), “Advances in Steel Structures”, Tata McGraw Hill, 1990.
  • Krishnaraju N., “Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design”, CBS Publishers, 2013.
  • K. K. McKelvey and Maxey Brooke, “The Industrial Cooling Tower”, Elsevier Publishing Co., 1959.