COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Structural Analysis
Course Code: 
15CVL214
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
4
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

'Structural Analysis' is a course offered in the fourth semester of B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Statically indeterminate structures - degree of static and kinematic indeterminacies. Introduction to force and displacement methods of analysis. Energy principles – Castigliano’s theorems - Engessor’s theorem - Maxwell Betti’s theorem - Principle of least work – Method of virtual work (unit load method) - applications in statically determinate and indeterminate structures. Analysis of Propped cantilever and fixed beams.

Unit 2

Cables – maximum tension – types of supports – forces in towers – suspension bridges with three and two hinged stiffening girders. Theory of arches – Eddy’s theorem – analysis of three hinged and two hinged arches – settlement and temperature effects. Beams curved in plan – analysis of cantilever beam curved in plan – analysis of circular beams over simple supports.

Unit 3

Moving loads and influence lines – influence lines (IL) for statically determinate beams for reaction, SF and BM – effect of moving loads – concentrated and uniformly distributed loads – load position for maximum BM and SF - equivalent UDL. IL for determinate structures – truss, arch and suspension bridge.

TEXTBOOKS

  • Devdas Menon, “Structural Analysis”, Narosa Book Distributors Pvt Ltd, 2013.
  • S P Gupta and G S Pundit, “Theory of Structures”, Vol. I & II, Tata McGraw Hill, 1999

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • Wang C. K., “Intermediate Structural Analysis” Tata McGraw - Hill Education 2010.
  • Norris C. H, Wilbur J. B. and Utku. S., “Elementary Structural Analysis”, Tata McGraw Hill, 1991.
  • Sujit Kumar Royand Subrata Chakrabarty, “Fundamentals of Structural Analysis”, S. Chand & Co., 2010.
  • S. B. Junnarkar and H. J. Shah, “Mechanics of Structures Vol. II”, 20th Edition, Charotar Publishing House, 2008.
  • Reddy C. S., Basic Structural Analysis, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 2015.
  • L. S. Negi and R. S. angid, Structural Analysis, Tata McGraw Hill, 2003.
  • D S Prakash Rao, “Structural Analysis A Unified Approach”, Universities Press (India) Ltd., 1996.