Department of Civil Engineering

Design of Structures III - CE587

Credits : 2

Prerequisites : CE306 & CE312

Compulsory/Optional : Optional

To impart knowledge in advanced pre-stressed concrete (PC) design concepts and basics of design of water retaining, masonry and timber structures.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Design continuous pre-stressed concrete beams.
  2. Design pre-stressed concrete slabs.
  3. Design reinforced concrete water retaining structures.
  4. Design masonry structures and timber structures.
Course content/Course description
  1. Bridge load assessment
  2. Design of simply supported /continuous PC beam
  3. Composite PC beam design
  4. End block design
  5. Design of prestressed concrete slabs
  6. Design of water retaining structures
  7. Design of masonry structures
  8. Structural timber design including glued-laminated members and composite sections
Recommended Texts
  1. EN 1991-2:2003, Actions on Structures – Part 2: Traffic Loads on Bridge.
  2. EN 1992-1-1:2004, Design of Concrete Structures – Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings.
  3. EN 1992-2:2005, Design of Concrete Structures – Part 2: Concrete Bridges – Design and Detailing Rules.
  4. EN 1992-3:2006, Design of Concrete Structures – Part 3: Liquid Retaining and containment structures.
  5. Lin, TY & Burns, NH 1982, Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures, 3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons.
  6. Porteous, J & Kermany, A 2013, Structural Timber Design to Eurocode 5, 2nd edn, Wiley Blackwell.
  7. Morton, J 2012, Designer’s Guide to Eurocode 6: Design of Masonry Structures, ICE Publishing.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 15
Tutorials 04
Practical 02
Assignments 20
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorials/Assignments/Coursework/Quizzes 40
End-semester 60

Department of Civil Engineering