Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

By Prof. Nirjhar Dhang   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 8557
Design of reinforced concrete structures is an introductory design course in civil engineering. In this course,  basic elements governed by bending, shear, axial forces or combination of them are identified and are considered as building blocks of the whole structure. Different methods of design will be briefly described before introducing the limit states of collapse and serviceability. The design will be done as per IS 456:2000. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students of Civil Engineering and Architecture
INDUSTRY SUPPORT:  This course will be recognized by design consultancy firms and construction industries.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 16 Nov 2019 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:     Introduction, Different methods of  design of reinforced concrete structures 
Week 2:     Working stress method
Week 3:     Limit state of collapse - flexure
Week 4:     Design of singly reinforced beam
Week 5:     Design of doubly reinforced beam
Week 6:     
Limit state of collapse - shear
Week 7:     
Design for shear
Week 8:     
Design of slab
Week 9:   Design of compression members
Week 10: Design of footing
Week 11: Design of staircase
Week 12: Limit state of serviceability

Books and references

1. Limit state design of reinforced concrete, P. C. Varghese, Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi, 2001

2. Reinforced concrete design, Limit state design, Ashok K. Jain, Nem Chand & Bros, Roorkee, 2002

3. Design of concrete structures, J. N. Bandyopadhyay, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 2008 

Instructor bio

Prof. Nirjhar Dhang (born 1962) is currently Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, where he teaches Bridge Engineering, Structural Health Monitoring & Control, Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures.He works in the field of structural engineering particularly in the area of concrete, structural health monitoring & control and railway bridges applicable for high speed rail.He has done  many consultancy and research project work. 

Course certificate

  • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams:16th November 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course. (use as per duration of the course)
  • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

  • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched.

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