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Course Detail

Course Name Industrial Structures
Course Code 18SC715
Program M. Tech. in Structural & Construction Engineering
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2019


Course Syllabus

Prerequisite: Nil

Planning and Functional Requirements: Classification of Industries and Industrial Structures –planning for layout requirements regarding lighting, ventilation and fire safety – protection against noise and vibration – guidelines from factories act – material handling systems – erection sequence and guidelines for supporting structure. Introduction to Steel structures and connection details. Design of Gantry girders, Plate girders, cooling towers, bunkers and silos. Light gauge steel structures – Direct strength method, Behaviour of Compression Elements – Effective width for load and deflection determination – Behaviour of Unstiffened and Stiffened Elements – Design of webs of beams – Flexural members – Lateral buckling of beams – Shear Lag – Flange Curling – Design of Compression Members – Wall Studs.

Text Books

  • Metal Building Systems – Design and Specifications, second Edition, Alexander Newman, Tata McGraw – Hill Education, 2003.
  • Design of Steel Structures, Gaylord E.H, Gaylord N.C and Stallmeyer J. E, 3rd edition, Tata McGraw – Hill Education, 2010.
  • Tall Chimneys – Design and Construction, S. N. Manohar, Tata McGraw Hill, 1985.
  • Design of Steel Structures, Subramanian N, Oxford University Press, NewDelhi, 2008.


‘Industrial 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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