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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Design of steel structures

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


The course deals with design of steel structures using “Limit State Design Method”. The design methodology is based on the latest Indian Standard Code of Practice for general construction (IS 800:2007). The subject covers all the necessary components such as material specifications, connections and elementary design of structural members for designing industrial steel structures. The course provides material specifications and design considerations. It provides relevant material properties of different types of steel. It deals with two types of connections namely welded and bolted connections. The advantages and limitations of these two methods of connections are also spelt out. Eccentric connections due to different plane of loading for both bolt and weld are discussed. The course also comprises of analysis and design procedure of steel members under axial tension. Design of compression members, built-up compression members along with the batten and lacing systems are explained in in this course. It deals with the design procedures of flexural members having laterally supported and laterally unsupported beams. It comprises of design of various types of column bases which transfers different kind of loads from super structures to underneath soil. Design of gantry girder with reference to industrial applications is also demonstrated.INTENDED AUDIENCE : Civil EngineeringPRE-REQUISITES NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT – LIST OF COMPANIES/INDUSTRY THAT WILL RECOGNIZE/VALUE THIS ONLINE COURSETATA Steel, SAIL, HSCL, EPIL, Jinadal Steel & Power, NBCC, RITES Limited, STUP Consultancy, MN Dastur Co. Ltd., TRF Ltd., Thyssenkrupp, WBHDC Ltd, PWD, CPWD etc.


Week 1: Introduction: Material OverviewWeek 2: Introduction: Design OverviewWeek 3: Bolted ConnectionsWeek 4: Welded ConnectionsWeek 5: Eccentric ConnectionsWeek 6: Failure and Strength Calculations of Tension MembersWeek 7: Design of Tension MembersWeek 8: Design of Compression MembersWeek 9: Design of Lacing and Batten SystemsWeek 10: Design of laterally supported BeamsWeek 11: Design of laterally unsupported BeamsWeek 12: Design of Column Base

Taught by

Prof. Damodar Maity

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  • Sasikumar Therayil

    Sasikumar Therayil is taking this course right now.

    Introduction is really interesting
    In India steel structures are less.
    . Steel structures are mostly handled by fabricators. So lot of innovation is seen in fabrication techniques. But very less civil engineers are in design and hence no innovation in design. Even design concepts are not clear.
    Code is written in such a language so that no body will dare to open it.

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