Instructor - Kasi V. Bendapudi, P.E., S.E., B.S., M.S., M.ASCE
Efficient structural design of industrial facilities requires engineers to have the integrated knowledge of theories and practices as well as all aspects that have impact on their stability, safety, and serviceability. This course presents structural design of industrial facilities in a systematic manner including loads and the load combinations, different types of structural systems and framing concepts including crane runways and elevated floors. It discusses the essential concepts of strength and stability, serviceability and safe structural design. The intricacies of various structural elements associated with industrial plants are reviewed. Connections and anchorage required for assembling a safe and serviceable structure. Deep and shallow foundation designs required for industrial facilities including the equipment foundations are investigated. The course also covers the analysis of industrial floor slabs subjected to moving loads (traffic) and establishes structural design procedures by illustrating them with numerical examples similar to those usually encountered in design offices. Most commonly used materials and the selection of appropriate materials are discussed. To ensure a complete understanding, this course concludes with a design workshop that integrates the concepts and procedures learned.
Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (1.4 CEUs)