The prequisite for this course is Engineering Mechanics which covers the basic knowldege of analysis, however, this course covers indepth analysis of detriminate and indeterminate strcutures under different loading conditions. The Objectives of the course are as under.

1.   To  develop  the  understanding  of  the  behavior  of  determinate  structures with reference to beams and frames 
2.   To provide  the  concept of  statically  indeterminate  structures  illustrating  their application to structures like beams, trusses and rigid frames 
3.   To understand the behavior of arches and suspension cables 

Course Outline:

Determinacy of Structures: Static stability and determinacy of structures 
Analysis  of  Determinate  Structures:  Common  types  of  trusses,  analysis  of truss 
by method of joints. Analysis of frames, Arches, Cables and Suspension bridges 
Moment  Distribution  Method:  Concept, stiffness and carry-over factors, 
distribution  factors,  analysis  of  continuous  beams  and  frames  without 
Influence Lines: Concept of  influence  lines, influence  line diagrams  for statically 
determinate beams and its application.  
 Maximum shear force and bending moment for moving loads 
Rotation  and  Deflection:  Rotation  and  deflection  of  beams  by  Unit  Load 
Method, Moment- Area Method and Conjugate beam method 
Beams  and  frames  under  complex  loading:  Bending  moment  and  shear force 
diagrams for statically determinate beams and frames under complex loading 
t of Practical: 
Practicing problems for beams, frames, cables suspension bridges and trusses 
commended Books: 
1.   C.  K.  Wang,  “Statically   Indeterminate  Structures”,  McGraw  Hill  (Latest Edition) 

2.   Yuan-Yu  Hsieh,   “Elementary  Theory   of   Structures”,   Prentice  Hall,   Inc. 
(Latest Edition) 
3.   Timoshenko, “Theory of Structures”, McGraw Hill (Latest Edition) 
4.   H. I. Laursen, “Structural Analysis”, McGraw Hill (Latest Edition) 
5.   J. C. McCormac, “Theory of Structures”, Harper & Colins Publishers (Latest 

Evaluation System:

Sessional Marks = 20 marks

  • Assignment
  • Quiz

Term Paper = 30 marks

Final Term Paper = 50 Marks

Course Material