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Course Name Prefabrication Engineering
Course Code 18SC717
Program M. Tech. in Structural & Construction Engineering
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2019


Course Syllabus

Types of prefabrication, prefabrication systems and structural schemes- Disuniting of structures- Structural behavior 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) Multi-storey buildings

3) Water tanks, silos bunkers etc.,

4) Application of pre-stressed concrete in prefabrication.

Text Books

  • 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.


‘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.

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