Structural Courses

We offer these courses on an ad-hoc basis as and when industry draughtsman and/ or  RPL students require it.

The complete course consists of seven modules:

  • Strength of Materials
  • Basic Theory of Structures
  • Advanced Theory of Structures
  • Framing of Structural Steel Buildings
  • Design of Load Bearing Elements
  • Bolts and Welds
  • Connections

Strength of Materials

a)   Stress and Strain
This includes definitions of Forces, Direction of forces, Stress and Strain, Resolution of Forces

b)   Mechanical Properties.
This includes the elasticity, plasticity, ductility and brittleness of steel and also how to assess properties of simple sections (Area, Ixx & Iyy, rxx & ryy) and their various purposes in regard to design

c)   Bending Moments and Shear Forces.
This includes the definitions of Bending and Shear as well as the assessment of the bending moments and shear forces for simple loading conditions.

d)   Stresses in Simply Supported beams and cantilevers.
This includes the stresses associated with bending and shear.

e)   Euler Theory of buckling.

Basic Theory of Structures

a)   Fixed End Beams

b)   Continuous beams

c)   Truss configurations including vector analysis method

d)   Pin Jointed Frames including Method of Sections analysis method

Advanced Theory of Structures

a)   Statically indeterminate beams

b)   Classical Method of Analysis – Moment Distribution

c)   Computer Data Input procedures for design purposes (both 2D and 3D frames)

Framing of Structural Steel Buildings

a)   Roof Shapes: This includes general information on Lighting, Rainwater Drainage, Ventilation and general layout of Building Elements

b)   Roof Bracing: This includes various bracing layouts and the transfer of loads through the roof bracing systems.

c)   Vertical Bracing: This includes various vertical bracing layouts and locations and the accumulation of forces that need to be catered for/ considered.

d)   Miscellaneous Bracing: Eaves bracing, Wind girders etc

 Design of Load Bearing Elements

a)   Various Loads and their definitions

b)   Tension Members

c)   Compression Members

d)   Members in Bending (beams)

e)   Members in Bending and Compression (Beam – Columns)

Bolts and Welds

This includes all the basic definitions and types of bolts and their properties as well as for the various types of welds


a)  Flexible Beam Connections including bolted cleats, welded end plates, block shear failure, stability and stiffening as well as fin plate connections and seating cleats.

b)  Moment Connections including welded site connections, moment resisting welded end plate connections, portal frame haunch and apex connections, eccentric bolted connections and eccentric welded connections.