Courses Catalogue

Advanced Structural Design

COURSE CODE: CIV7108
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course deals with the design aspects of a few special structures with a view to simulation of realistic behavior as closely as possible. For each type of structure, the modeling and analysis aspects are discussed. The underlying design philosophies are emphasized along with the procedure.  It covers modeling of RC building frames, load calculations with detailed emphasis on seismic loading, analysis and design using computer programs. Design philosophies and procedures for liquid retaining structures, earth retaining structures, gantry girders, steel railway truss bridges and steel railway plate girder bridges are part of the course.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

 

To bring about a thorough understanding of limit state design of continuous beams, design of grid floors and design of space frames, analysis of frames, design of bridges, shells and folded plates.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Calculate the collapse load of various structural elements using yield line theory

·        Design and analyze the structural elements under ultimate load

·        Calculate the required dimensions of struts, ties and nodes in strut-and-tie model for steel reinforced concrete elements

·        Design and analyze the complex steel reinforced concrete structures using the strut-and-tie model method

·        Calculate the plastic collapse load of beams and simple frames using both hand and computer-based methods

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

·        Identify the collapse mechanisms of the structural elements

·        Describe the ultimate behavior of basic structures and materials with reference to the theorems of plasticity