# GTU Structural Analysis I Syllabus

GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
B.E Semester: 3
Civil Engineering
Subject Code 130604
Subject Name Structural Analysis-1
Sr.No Course contents
1 Torsion:
Torsion of soild and hollow circular shaft, shear stress and strain due to
torsion, angle of twist, torsional moment of resistance, power transmitted by
shaft, keys and coupling, combined bending and torsion, closed coiled
helical sprigs.
2 Thin cylinder:
Analysis of thin cylinder and spherical vessels under pressure
3 Fundamentals:
Types of statically determinate & indeterminate structures, static and
kinematic indeterminacy, stability of structures, principle of superposition,
Maxwell’s reciprocal theorems. Computation of internal forces in statically
determinate structures such as compound truss, portals, gables, grids,
beams curved in plan.
4 Displacement of determinate beams and plane truss:
Differential equation of elastic curve, relation between moment, slope and
deflection, Macauli’s method, moment area method, conjugate beam
method applied to beams including varying moment of inertia, Joint
displacement of determinate plane truss using unit load method.
5 Arches, cables and suspension bridges:
Three hinge arch – segmental and parabolic shapes. Forces and end
actions in cables, unstiffened three hinged parabolic and cantenory type
suspension bridge.
6 Strain energy:
Resilience, strain energy in tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion,
7 Influence lines:
For statically determinate beams, I.L.D for support reaction, shear and
moment for u.d.l, several point loads, criteria for maximum effects, influence
lines for statically determinate trusses, forces in members for u.d.l and point
8 Direct and bending stresses:
Members subjected to eccentric loads, middle third rule, kernel of section,
chimney subjected to wind pressure, retaining walls, dams subjected to
hydraulic pressure.
9 Columns and struts:
Buckling of columns, different end conditions, effective length, least
radius of gyration, product of inertia, principal axes and Mohr’s circle of
inertia, Euler’s and Rankine’s formulae, columns with initial curvature,
Term Work:
This will consist of graphical and/or analytical solutions of at least 30 problems
based on the above course. Practical examinations shall consists of oral based on
term work and above course.
Reference Books:
1. Junarkar S.B. & Shah H.J.; Mechanics of Structures Vol-I; Charotar publishing house,
Anand
2. Wang C. K.; Intermediate Structural Analysis; Tata McGraw Hill book Company, New
Delhi
3. Popov E.P.; Engineering Mechanics of Solids; Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi
4. Ryder G.H.; Strength of Materials; Mcmillan
5. Gere & Timoshenko; Mechanics of Materials; CBS Publishers & Distributors, Delhi
6. Hibbler R C; Mechanics of Materials; Pearson Education
7. Hibbler R C; Structural Analysis; Pearson Education