Page: Syllabus of Limit State Method for Reinforced Concrete Structures

1. Ultimate Load Method:

Brief introduction to fundamentals of ultimate strength theory:

  • curved stress distribution
  • compressive stress block
  • simplified rectangular stress block as per Whitney's approach
  • Ultimate moment of resistance of singly reinforced section and doubly reinforced sections.

2. Limit State Method:

Introduction to limit state method of design as per IS 456 (latest edition):

  • concepts of probability and reliability
  • characteristic loads
  • characteristic strength
  • partial safety factors for loads and materials
  • introduction to various limit states

3. Limit State of Collapse


  • Limit state of collapse in flexure
  • share and Limit state of serviceability in deflection and cracking
  • design of singly and doubly reinforced rectangular and T sections for flexure
  • design of members in shear and bond
  • design of beam subjected to bending and torsion
  • Requirements governing reinforcement detailing

4. Design of Slabs:

  • Design of one way and two way slabs.

5. Limit State of Collapse


  • Limit state of collapse - compression for short and slender column
  • Members subjected to combined axial and uni-axial as well as biaxial bending
  • Development of interactive curves and their use in column design

6. Design of Foundations:

  • Isolated square and rectangular footings
  • subjected to axial load and moments.
  • Design of combined rectangular pad footings, slab beam type footing and strap footing
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