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Course Name Industrial Structures
Course Code 15CVL436
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books


  • 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.

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