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Course Detail

Course Name Stability of Structures
Course Code 18SC714
Program M. Tech. in Structural & Construction Engineering
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2019


Course Syllabus

Buckling of columns – introduction – concepts of stability – methods of Neutral Equilibrium – Euler column – Eigen value problem – Axially loaded column – Eccentrically loaded column Energy principle – Raleigh Ritz method – Galerkin method – Numerical methods (New mark’s Finite Difference and matrix methods) Beams and Beam columns – introduction – lateral buckling of beams – beam column with concentrated and distributed loads – effect of axial load on bending stiffness Buckling of frames – introduction – modes of buckling – critical load using various methods Neutral equilibrium – slope deflection equations, matrix method. Buckling of plates – Differential equation of plate buckling – critical loan on plates for various boundary conditions – Energy method – Finite difference method.

Text Books

  • Theory of elastic stability, Timoshenko and Gere. Tata McGraw Hill, 2010.
  • Principles of Structural Stability Theory, Alexandar Chajes, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1980.
  • Structural Stability of columns and plates, Iyenger, N.G.R., Affiliated East west press Pvt Ltd., 1990.
  • Buckling Strength of metal structures, Bleich F., McGraw Hill, 1991.


‘Stability of 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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