Design of Structural Steel Members

Practical Design of Structural Steel Members
Civil Engineering

The objective of this course is to provide comprehensive knowledge about structural steel and its design as an element in a building. 

About the Course

This course covers the fundamentals of structural steel design from an industry standpoint. Each course topic covers details of various components of a project, which will roll up to the complete design of a fully integrated steel structure. This course exposes learners on the design of steel building elements for a typical building. This will also help in bridging the gap between the design of specific building components and the complete design of a steel structure. The examples and details provided in the course not only gives the learners an essential background on structural steel design, but also provides subject material that closely mirrors details and examples that occur in practice.

Course Objectives

The objective of the course is:

  • To understand the behavior of steel members as a structural element especially buckling, torsion and block shear
  • To identify the different sections to be adopted for various types of loadings
  • To comprehend the use of types of connections between structural steel members
  • To gain an understanding of plastic behavior of steel members  buildings
Key topics
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, the learners will be able to:

  • Comprehend the behavior of structural steel in forms of beams, built-up members, plate girders – buckling, slenderness, effective length
  • Carry out the design of various structural steel elements under different loading, adhering to the codal requirements, and validate the design with the preparation of a design spreadsheet
  • Design bolted and welded connections taking into account the shear lag, block shear effects
  • Understand the plastic behavior of steel members and its analysis under various configurations
Civil Engineering Stack
Our Experts
Dr. C V R Murty
Chief Mentor - Civil Engineering - L&T EduTech Professor, IIT Madras; Founding Dean - IIT Jodhpur

Area of Expertise:
Structural Engineering, Earthquake Resistant Design

Balasubramanian R
Lead SME - Civil Engineering - L&T EduTech; M.Tech - IIT Madras

Area of Expertise:
Steel and Concrete structures, Pre-Engineered Buildings, Design Management

L.S. Kannan
Head - Concrete Management Department (Buildings & Factories), L&T Construction; 36 years of experience

Area of Expertise:
Concrete Technology,  Light Weight Concrete & NDT, High Strength and Performance Concrete,  3D Printing, Green Concrete Production

K Veerappan
Head - Engineering Design and Research Centre (Buildings & Factories), L&T Construction; M.E - CEG; 35+ years of experience

Area of Expertise
Concrete & Steel Buildings, Equipment Foundations, Pre-stressed & Pre-cast Structures,Silos & Bins, Chimneys, Water & Sewage Treatment Plant Structures

Dr. Shiv Shanker
PhD (Structural Engg) – University of Texas Austin; 20 years of experience in the industry

Area of Expertise
Structural Engineering Design, Tall Buildings

Dr. Sreenath S
PhD - IIT Madras; 9 years of industry experience and 6 years of research experience

Area of Expertise
Steel and Composite Buildings, Offshore Structures, Advanced Analysis of Steel Frames 

V. Jaya Pragash
Head - Geotechnical Engineering - Residential Buildings and Factories, BNF IC, L&T Construction; ME (Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering); 22 years of experience

Area of Expertise
Geotechnical Engineering

Dr. S. Rajkumar
Head - Centre for Excellence & Futuristic Department - Building & Factories, IC, L&T Construction; 20+ years of experience

Area of Expertise
Energy Analysis for Buildings, Thermal Comfort, Building Audit & Architectural Acoustics 

C. Mekala
PhD - IIT Madras

Area of Expertise
Solid Waste Management, Contaminant Transport,  Water Treatment, Microbial Fuel Cells

Dhinesh K
M. Tech - NIT Calicut

Area of Expertise
Structural Engineering, Steel Structures,
Offshore Structures, Pre-Engineered Buildings 



Krishna Madhu
M. Tech - NIT Nagpur

Area of Expertise
Environmental Engineering, Water & Waste Water Treatment, PHE Design 



Amitendra Sarkar
B.E (Civil), Head - System Upgradation & Standardisation, Centre of Excellence - Formwork; 24+ years of experience in the formwork industry

Area of Expertise
Design (High-Rise, Bridge Pylons, Automatic Climbing Formwork systems), Product Development, Modern Formwork Techniques

T. Jagannath
M.E (Structural Engineering) - GCE Salem; DGM - Centre of Excellence - Formwork; 17 years of industry experience

Area of Expertise
Formwork Engineering and Execution, Design, Planning, Digitalisation, Formwork for Residential Buildings, High-Rise/Tall Structures, Factories, etc. 

D. Arunkumar
B.E (Civil) - Sona College of Technology; PG (Construction Management), NICMAR; 14 years of experience in Formwork

Area of Expertise
Design and Execution of Formwork Systems, Planning, Methodologies, Advanced Formwork Systems 

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