CE 2045 PREFABRICATED STRUCTURES L T P C
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At the end of this course the student shall be able to appreciate modular construction,
industrialised construction and shall be able to design some of the prefabricated elements and
also have the knowledge of the construction methods using these elements.
UNIT I INTRODUCTION 9
Need for prefabrication – Principles – Materials – Modular coordination – Standarization –
Systems – Production – Transportation – Erection.
UNIT II PREFABRICATED COMPONENTS 9
Behaviour of structural components – Large panel constructions – Construction of roof and floor
slabs – Wall panels – Columns – Shear walls
UNIT III DESIGN PRINCIPLES 9
Disuniting of structures- Design of cross section based on efficiency of material used –
Problems in design because of joint flexibility – Allowance for joint deformation.
UNIT IV JOINT IN STRUCTURAL MEMBERS 9
Joints for different structural connections – Dimensions and detailing – Design of expansion
UNIT V DESIGN FOR ABNORMAL LOADS 9
Progressive collapse – Code provisions – Equivalent design loads for considering abnormal
effects such as earthquakes, cyclones, etc., - Importance of avoidance of progressive collapse.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
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