Design of connections in steel structures

By Prof. Anil Agarwal   |   IIT Hyderabad
Learners enrolled: 2573
The course “Design of Connections in Steel Structures” helps students understand the fundamental mechanism of how different types of connections behave and how the analysis and design process accounts for the same. The course also includes solved examples of various types of steel connections, such as, simple connection, ordinary moment connections, ductile moment connections, connections in members subjected to axial forces, gusset plate design, etc.

INTENDED AUDIENCE Undergraduate and graduate level students of structural engineering, practicing structural engineers and consultants, architects.
PREREQUISITES Structural Analysis, Construction materials.
INDUSTRIES  SUPPORT : Structural design firms, Architectural firms, Steel construction companies and fabricators.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Design
Credit Points : 1
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 22 Aug 2022
End Date : 16 Sep 2022
Enrollment Ends : 22 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 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

1. Basic principles of bolted connection design
2. Basic principles of welded connection design
3. Connections in non-seismic frames
4. Connections in seismic frames
5. Connections in braces and truss members
6. Additional topics

Books and references

1. IS 800, 2007
2. Design-of-Steel-Structures; N.Subramaniam
3. INSDAG Teaching Material.
4. AISC Design Guide 4 ,  
5. Joints in Steel and Composite Structure, ECCS,  2016
6. Seismic Design Manual, AISC
7. Ductile Design of Steel Structures; M. Bruneau, C.M. Uang, and R. Sabelli.

Instructor bio

Prof. Anil Agarwal

IIT Hyderabad
Prof. Anil Agarwal is a faculty at IIT Hyderabad. Prof. Agarwal did his B.Tech. and M.Tech. from IIT Kanpur and PhD. From Purdue University. His areas of research include the behavior and design of steel and composite structures. He has significantly contributed towards improving the state of the art in fire resistance design of steel and composite structures.

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: 29 October 2022 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 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 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 Hyderabad. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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