Structural analysis-I

By Prof. Amit Shaw   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 4249
This is an elementary course on Structural Analysis. Various methods and their underlying mechanics in determining response of structures when subjected to external agitation will be discussed in this course. This course is comprehensive at the basic level. Journey through this course will help students to build the foundation for more advanced courses related to structural engineering.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Civil Engineering Architecture
PRE-REQUISITES : Solid Mechanics
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : All civil engineering companies
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 17 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: Equilibrium, Stability and Determinacy of structures, Review of shear force and bending moment diagram in beams and frames
Week 2: Analysis of statically determinate structures 1, Plane truss: method of joints and method of sections
Week 3: Analysis of statically determinate structures 2, Deflection of truss: Method of virtual work
Week 4: Analysis of statically determinate structures 3, Deflection of beams and frames 1: Moment area method, conjugate beam method and virtual work method
Week 5: Analysis of statically determinate structures 4, Deflection of beams and frames 2: Moment area method, conjugate beam method and virtual work method
Week 6: Analysis of statically determinate structures 5, Influence line diagram and moving loads
Week 7: Analysis of statically indeterminate structures 1, Introduction to force and stiffness method
Week 8: Analysis of statically indeterminate structures 2, Plane truss using method of consistent deformations
Week 9: Analysis of statically indeterminate structures 3, Beams and Frames: Method of consistent deformations
Week 10: Analysis of statically indeterminate structures 4, Beams and Frames: Moment distribution method
Week 11: Analysis of statically indeterminate structures 5, Beams and Frames: Slope deflection method
Week 12: Introduction to direct stiffness method

Books and references

1. Devdas Menon, Structural Analysis, Narosa Publishing House, 2008. (ISBN: 9781842653371)

2. Hibbeler, R. C. (2002). Structural Analysis, 6/e, Pearson Education

3. Norris, C.H., Wilbur, J.B., and Utku, S., Elementary Structural Analysis, McGraw Hill

4. Wang, C.K., Intermediate Structural Analysis, McGraw Hill, 1983

Instructor bio

Prof. Amit Shaw is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from IIEST Shibur (formerly Bengal Engineering College Shibpur) in 2000, MTech in Structures from IIT Roorkee in 2003 and PhD in Computational Mechanics from IISc Bangalore in 2007. Prior to joining IIT Kharagpur, Professor Shaw spent two years as Research Fellow in University of Aberdeen, UK.  He also worked for some time in industries like Gammon India Limited and L&T ECC. 

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 centres.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 17 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. 
  • 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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