Back close

Course Detail

Course Name Structural Analysis
Course Code 15CVL214
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Semester Four
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

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


  • 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.

DISCLAIMER: The appearance of external links on this web site does not constitute endorsement by the School of Biotechnology/Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities, the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. These links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this web site.

Admissions Apply Now