Structural Design

Structural Engineering is the branch which involves analysis and design of mainly steel, concrete, or timber framed structures such as Tall Buildings, Bridges, Dams, Towers, Offshore Platforms, Stadiums, Retaining Walls and Foundation.

It has two broad areas; Structural Analysis and Structural Design.

Structural design requires good knowledge of  structural and material behaviour under different types of loading which is covered under Engineering Mechanics. Concrete and steel are commonly used materials for construction. Pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete are also used in construction. Special concrete like high performance concrete (HPC) provides solution to certain situations.

The design process involves multiple considerations which are safety; serviceability; esthetics; environmental; economic. Professionals involved in the design process are mainly structural engineers; geotechnical engineers; construction managers; architects; building officials; owners; developers.

Structural design includes repetitive cycles of preliminary design; structural analysis (calculation of forces, bending moment, stress, strain, deflection); design revisions; refined analysis; design alternatives

For simple and small structures design can be done manually but for large and complex structures there are lot of computer software available for Analysis and design of structures e.g. STAAD, TEDDS, SAP, ETABS etc.

Use our popular Calculator for flexural strength of Reinforced concrete beam

You can also select from the following links of solved examples to get prepared for your exams like GATE and GRE.





Excellent Calculators

Bending Moment Calculator
Calculate bending moment & shear force for simply supported beam

Moment of Inertia Calculator
Calculate moment of inertia of plane sections e.g. channel, angle, tee etc.


Reinforced Concrete Calculator
Calculate the strength of Reinforced concrete beam

Moment Distribution Calculator
Solving indeterminate beams

Deflection & Slope Calculator
Calculate deflection and slope of simply supported beam for many load cases

Fixed Beam Calculator
Calculation tool for beanding moment and shear force for Fixed Beam for many load cases

BM & SF Calculator for Cantilever
Calculate SF & BM for Cantilever

Deflection & Slope Calculator for Cantilever
For many load cases of Cantilever

Overhanging beam calculator
For SF & BM of many load cases of overhanging beam

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Profile of Civil Engineers
Get to know about distinguished Civil Engineers

Professional Societies
Worldwide Civil Engineers Professional Societies

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