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Structural Stability of Lateral Forces

A comprehensive course on the structural stability for lateral forces according to industry standards.

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Syllabus

This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • The program is designed to introduce the topic of structural stability to undergraduate, postgraduate as well as practicing civil/structural engineers
  • Students will learn about the numerous lateral stability systems that exist, and how to be able to make better decisions on which system best suits your project’s needs and requirements
  • You will grasp a better understanding of how to analyse and design lateral stability systems to IS 800:2007 code, as well as the various computer analysis and design methods

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 01 - Introduction and Loads on structures

  • In this week, the following topics are covered. 
    • Significance of stability
    • Why do structures fail?
    • Stability - Definition
    • Stable structures
    • Forms of structural instabilities
    • Response of frame to lateral loads
    • Horizontal deflection
    • Eccentricities & drifts
    • Load calculation accuracy & magnitude 
    • Types of loads 
    • Variable loads 
    • Permanent loads 
    • Construction phase loadings 
    • Soil’s lateral static load 
    • Complex loads 
    • Environmental loads 
    • Self-straining loads 
    • Temperature loads 
    • Inertial loads 
    • Blast loads 
    • Distribution of vertical loads 
    • Distribution of horizontal loads 
    • Wind loads 
    • Seismic loads 
    • Load combinations

Week 02 - Anatomy of structure and construction phase stability

  • In this week, the following topics are covered. 
    • Introduction to Structure Anatomy
    • Structural elements
    • Structural materials
    • Stability systems
    • Steel structure
    • Concrete structure
    • Load paths
    • Introduction to construction phase structural stability 
    • Construction Stage 
    • Causes of Construction Instabilities 
    • Design Phases of a Project 
    • Role of Structural Engineers during the Construction Stage 
    • Responsibilities of a Structural Engineer 
    • Responsibilities of the Contractor 
    • Temporary Vs Permanent Conditions 

Week 03 - Regular & Irregular Structures and Lateral Stability Systems Operational & Serviceability Requirements

  • In this week, the following topics are covered. 
    • Introduction 
    • Importance of Regularity 
    • Effects of Irregularities on Seismic Design 
    • Seismic Plan Irregularity 
    • Torsional Irregularity on Plan 
    • Diaphragm Discontinuity Irregularity 
    • Re-entrant Corner Irregularity 
    • Plan Dimensions Ratio Irregularity 
    • Non-parallel System Irregularity 
    • Out-of-plane Offset Irregularity 
    • Seismic Elevation Irregularity 
    • Soft-storey Irregularity 
    • Mass Distribution Irregularity 
    • Geometric Vertical Irregularity 
    • In-plane Discontinuity Irregularity 
    • Vertical Lateral Stability Elements Discontinuities 
    • Storey Mechanism Irregularity 
    • Foundation Irregularity 
    • Dealing with Irregularity 
    • Introduction 
    • Architectural requirements
    • Vertical services distribution
    • Horizontal services distribution
    • Excessive deflections effects
    • Vertical geometric aspect
    • Fire compartmentations
    • Insulation
    • Sites influence
    • Construction phase

Week 04 - Structural Robustness Requirements and second order effects

  • In this week, the following topics are covered. 
    • Introduction
    • Progressive and Disproportionate collapse
    • Robustness design
    • Structural classification
    • Number of storeys in a structure
    • Modification to existing structures
    • Introduction to second order effects 
    • Impact of Second Order Effects 
    • Imperfection & Examples 
    • Global Imperfections 
    • Local Imperfections 
    • Material Imperfections 
    • Irregular Structures 

Week 05 - Vertical Lateral Stability Systems and Horizontal Stability Systems - Diaphragms

  • In this week, the following topics are covered. 
    • Introduction
    • Vertical Stability System
    • Types of Vertical Stability System
    • Distribution of Vertical Stability System on Plan
    • Continuity of Vertical Lateral Stability Element
    • Secondary Vertical Lateral Stability Element
    • Introduction to Horizontal Stability Systems - Diaphragms
    • Horizontal stability systems 
    • Inadequate shear capacity 
    • Diaphragm examples
    • Beam Analogy of Diaphragms 
    • Load path 
    • Rigid Diaphragms 
    • Flexible Diaphragms 
    • Semi-rigid Diaphragms

Week 06 - Braced (sway) & Unbraced (non-sway) Frames

  • In this week, the following topics are covered. 
    • Introduction to Braced (sway) & Unbraced (non-sway) Frames
    • Non-sway frames
    • Effective buckling length of non-sway frame
    • Sway frame
    • Effective buckling length of sway frame
    • Effect of infill panels

Week 07 - Analysis of Structure

  • In this week, the following topics are covered. 
    • Introduction
    • Structural analysis
    • Nonlinearity in structure
    • Elastic analysis
    • Plastic analysis
    • Static linear analysis
    • Status nonlinear analysis
    • Second Order Effect

Week 08 - Braced Systems

  • In this week, the following topics are covered. 
    • Introduction 
    • Braced structures 
    • Horizontal braced stability system 
    • Braced bays location 
    • Load path
    • Wind suction 
    • Advantages & Functions 
    • Assumptions & Arrangements
    • Geometry of braced  bays 
    • Deflection behaviour & Analysis 
    • Braced bay stiffness
    • Modelling 
    • Design of braced bays
    • Braced bay foundation

Week 09 - Moment resisting frames and Shear Walls

  • In this week, the following topics are covered. 
    • Introduction
    • Moment Resisting Connection
    • Behaviour of Moment Resisting Frames
    • MRFs Failure Mechanism
    • Lateral Deflections of MRF
    • Types of Moment Resisting Frames
    • Introduction
    • Shear wall action
    • Walls in structure
    • Behaviour of shear wall
    • Failure of shear wall
    • Coupled behaviour
    • Buckling modes

Week 10 - Shear Walls and Cores in Tall Buildings

  • In this week, the following topics are covered. 
    • Introduction 
    • Main design issues in high-rise structures 
    • Actions on a high-rise structure 
    • Tall industrial structures 
    • Foundations of a high-rise structure 
    • Gravity & lateral loads on high-rise structures 
    • Pile foundation 
    • High-rise lateral stability system 
    • Design of high-rise structures
    • Earthquake forces 
    • Wind forces
    • Introduction 
    • Reinforced concrete cores
    • Steel frame cores
    • Outriggers
    • Introduction to bracing 
    • Types of bracing 
    • Concentric bracing 
    • Eccentric bracing 
    • 3D space truss system 
    • Diagrid structures

Week 11 - Tube and mega Frames in building and IS 800:2007 Lateral stability requirements

  • In this week, the following topics are covered. 
    • Introduction to tubes
    • Tube in tube system 
    • Framed tubes system 
    • Braced tubes (trussed tube) system 
    • Bundled tubes system 
    • Hybrid tubes system 
    • Mega resisting frames
    • Introduction 
    • Classification of frames
    • Non-sway frame classification
    • Analysis of structure
    • Effective buckling length factor

Week 12 - Computer modelling & analysis

  • In this week, the following topics are covered. 
    • Introduction to Computer Modelling & Analysis
    • Analysis Models 
    • Finite Element Modelling
    • Modelling of Diagonally Braced Frames 
    • Rigid Floor Diaphragm 
    • Shear Wall Modelling 
    • Modelling of Moment Resisting Frames

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Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Analysis and Design of a Braced (non-sway) Frame

In this project, students will design and analyse a braced frame (non-sway) structure. They will follow IS 800:2001 standards.

Design and Analysis of Moment Resisting (sway) Frame

In this project, students will design and analyse of a moment resisting frame (sway) structure. They will follow IS 800:2001 standards.

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1 industry expert

Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.

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10 years in the experience range

Instructors with 10 years extensive industry experience.

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  • Structural Engineering

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