Swayam Central

Design of steel structures

By Prof. Damodar Maity   |   IIT Kharagpur
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 Engineering
TATA Steel, SAIL, HSCL, EPIL, Jinadal Steel & Power, NBCC, RITES Limited, STUP Consultancy, MN Dastur Co. Ltd., TRF Ltd., Thyssenkrupp, WBHDC Ltd, PWD, CPWD etc.

Learners enrolled: 4505


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 04 Dec 2020
Exam Date : 20 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 21 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Design
  • Level : Undergraduate


    Week 1: Introduction: Material Overview
    Week 2: Introduction: Design Overview
    Week 3: Bolted Connections
    Week 4: Welded Connections
    Week 5: Eccentric Connections
    Week 6: Failure and Strength Calculations of Tension Members
    Week 7: Design of Tension Members
    Week 8: Design of Compression Members
    Week 9: Design of Lacing and Batten Systems
    Week 10: Design of laterally supported Beams
    Week 11: Design of laterally unsupported Beams
    Week 12: Design of Column Base


    1. Design of Steel Structures: Dr. Subramanian Narayanan - Oxford Publication  
    2. Limit State Design of Steel Structures: S. K. Duggal –Tata McGraw Hilll.


    Prof. Damodar Maity

    IIT Kharagpur
    Prof. Damodar Maity did his graduation and post-graduation from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Ph. D. from IIT Kharagpur. He has worked in Research Engineers Pvt. Ltd. as System Analyst for two years on the development of Software STAAD.Pro which includes steel design. He has served as faculty member in IIT Guwahati for seven years. He is currently Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. His research works concentrated mainly in computational mechanics which includes structural health monitoring, earthquake analysis of dams, vibration control of highrise buildings etc. He has published more than 70 technical papers in various journals of National and International repute. Many of his papers have become top downloaded articles. Prof. Maity organized several training courses for teachers of Engineering Colleges as well as engineers of Government organizations like PWD, CPWD, NF Railway, NEC etc. He is member of Technical Advisory Committee of National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India. Prof. Maity is author of a text book titled, Computer Analysis of Frame Structures, published by IK International Pvt. Ltd. He has developed a video course in Design of Steel Structures in working stress method and a web course in Finite Element Analysis under NPTEL.


    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: 20 December 2020 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

    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 Kharagpur .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