Course Title: 
Prefabrication Engineering
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Year Taught: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Prefabrication Engineering' is an elective course offered in M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Types of prefabrication, prefabrication systems and structural schemes- Disuniting of structures- Structural behaviour of precast structures. Handling and erection stresses- Application of prestressing of roof members; floor systems two way load bearing slabs, Wall panels, hipped plate and shell structures.-Dimensioning and detailing of joints for different structural connections; construction and expansion joints. Production, Transportation & erection- Shuttering and mould design Dimensional tolerances- Erection of R.C. Structures, Total prefabricated buildings.-Designing and detailing prefabricated units for 1) industrial structures 2) Multistorey buildings and 3) Water tanks, silos bunkers etc., 4) Application of prestressed concrete in prefabrication.

  • Prefabricated Systems: Principles of Construction, Sharon Chung-Klatte, Ulrich Knaack, Reinhard Hasselbach, Birkhauser, 2013.
  • Precast Concrete Design and Applications, Hass, A.M., CRC Press, 1983.
  • Design and Erection of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Promyslolw, V., MIR Publishers,Moscow 1980.
  • Building with Large Prefabricates, B. Lewicki, Elsevier Publishing Company, 1966.
  • Prefabricated Concrete for Industrial and Public Sectors, Lasslo Mokk, Akademiai Kiado, Budapest, 1964.