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Syllabus | B.Tech Civil Engineering | Structural Analysis | 13010404



Structural Analysis Learning Schedule
13010404 Pre-requisites: Strength of Materials, Engg. Mechanics 3 0 0 3



Structural analysis is the determination of the effects of loads on physical structures and their components. Structures subject to this type of analysis include all that must withstand loads, such as buildings, bridges, vehicles, machinery, furniture, attire, soil strata, prostheses and biological tissue. Structural analysis incorporates the fields of applied mechanics, materials science and applied mathematics to compute a structure’s deformations, internal forces, stresses, support reactions, accelerations, and stability. The results of the analysis are used to verify a structure’s fitness for use, often saving physical tests. Structural analysis is thus a key part of the engineering design of structures.



  1. To understand the methods of analysis.
  2. To know the different techniques available for the analysis of structures.
  3. To identify the best suitable method of analysis.



On completion of this course, the students will be able to

  1. Identify the method of analysis for determinate structures
  2. Understand the importance of various methods of slop and deflections for determinate structures.
  3. Use the influence line diagram.
  4. Understand the methods of analysis for multi-storeyed frames.



Section A

Unit I: Analysis of Indeterminate Structures

Static determinacy and indeterminacy, Theorem of three moments, analysis of propped cantilevers, fixed & continuous beam, bending moment and shear force diagram, using slope deflection, moment distribution and column analogy methods.


Section B

Unit II: Strain Energy Method

Strain energy method for analysis of indeterminate structures, beams, pin jointed and rigid jointed structures, temperature effect, bending moment and shear force diagram.


Section C

Unit III: Influence Line

Influence line- influence lines for bending moment and shear force for beams, Muller Breaslau’s principle, Maxwell’s reciprocal theorem, Maxwell Betti’s theorem.


Section D

Unit IV: Analysis of Arches

Two hinged and three hinged parabolic arches, circular arches, cables, influence line for horizontal thrust and bending moment in arches.


Unit V: Methods for Analysis of Multi-storeyed Frames

Substitute frame method – portal method – cantilever method and Kani’s method.


Text Books

  1. R.C. Hibbler ,” Structural Analysis “, Pearson Education
  2. T S Thandavmorthy ,” Analysis of Structures “, Oxford University Press.
  3. Vazirani & Ratwani et al ,” Analysis of Strcuctures “ , Khanna Publishers

Reference Books

  1. Jain,O.P.and Jain, B.K., “Theory & Analysis of Structures ”. Vol.I & II Nem Chand brothers.
  2. Wilbur and Norris, “Elementary Structural Analysis”, Tata McGraw Hill
  3. Chukia Wang

4.Coates,R.C.,Coutie,M.G. & Kong, F.K., “Structural Analysis”, English Language

BookSociety& Nelson.