Two Week ISTE STTP on
Introduction to Structural Engineering (ISE)
Conducted by IIT Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur organized Two Week ISTE STTP workshop on “Introduction to Structural Engineering” under National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD Govt. of India) was conducted at Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida from 30th November 2015 to 9th January 2016 Online activity equivalent to one week from 30th November 2015 to 3rd January 2016 and physical participation at Remote Center from 4th to 9th January 2017. This workshop on “Structural Engineering” is based upon applied physical laws and empirical knowledge of the structural performance of different materials and geometries.
The objective of the workshop was to make the learners familiar with the designing of structural elements using material and strengthen and understand the fundamental approaches in analysing a structural system, obtain concepts on the methodologies of structural analysis that are adopted normally.
- Prof S. K Bhattacharyya, Civil Department from IIT Kharagpur
- Prof. Baidurya Bhattacharya, Civil Department from IIT Kharagpur
- Prof. Sushanta Chakraborty, Civil Department from IIT Kharagpur
Day 1: 04/01/2016
The workshop was inaugurated on 04/01/2016 by Prof. D. B. Phatak, Principal Investigator. He led stress on application and research based studies and encouraged faculties to impart the same to the students.
Prof. Raja Datta, Coordinator NMEICT & Professor of Electronics at IIT Kharagpur asked the participants to follow ethics in teaching and advised them to implement in strategic and systematic way.
The course was divided into three modules i.e. (A) Analysis, (B) Concrete Design and (C) Steel Design
Day 2: 05/01/2016
Prof. Baidurya Bhattacharya, discussed the Force and Displacement Based Methods, Concepts in the Analysis Methodologies, Energy and Variational Approaches, Moment Distribution Method and Slope Deflection Method of Structure Analysis.
During the next session Prof. Bhattacharya discussed the solutions of the assignments.
Day 3: 06/01/2016
Prof. S. K. Bhattacharyya, conducted a session on Finite Element Method of Structure Analysis and concepts on Influence lines for moving loads. The next session was on RC Structures presented by Dr. Sushanta Chakraborty.
Day 4: 07/01/2016
Prof. S. K. Bhattacharyya, conducted a session on Design of Steel Structures, Prescriptive versus Performance Based Design, and Limit State Design. During the Post lunch a quiz session was organised which consisted of 6 questions of 120 marks.
Day 5: 08/01/2016
Prof. S. K. Bhattacharyya, continued his lecture on Design of Steel Structures. It was followed by Prof. B. Bhattacharya’s session on Design Philosophy. Prof. Bhattacharya concluded his lecture with a session on Design of RC Structures. The detailing of the RCC structure was also discussed.
Day 6: 09/01/2016
Prof. S. K. Bhattacharyya, taught Design of Steel Structures and Connections in the Steel Structures which needs a good care and observations. He also discussed the Reinforced Concrete Structures where he explained the detailing of the reinforcement and bar bending schedule.
After lunch, Feedback and Valedictory session was organised where participants from all over the country gave their feedback. The workshop ended with the distribution of certificates to the participants.