Indian Rolled Steel Sections consist of sloping flanges, fillets at junctions and complex rounded edges. The
authors have considered all such complexities in the shapes of Rolled Steel Sections and have determined
Plastic Modulus of Steel Sections for I-beams, Channels, Tee-sections, Equal and Unequal Angle sections, Ibeams
with cover plates on both flanges and I-beams with Channel section on the upper compression flange
(for Gantry Girders) and Double channel laced or battened columns. Besides this the buckling class of the
sections in bending and axial compression are also provided.
Dr. S.S. Bhavikatti studied at BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli for his BE (Civil) degree and graduated from Karnataka University, Dharwad in 1963 sharing the first rank with another candidate. The same year he joined Karnataka Regional Engineering College (presently NITK) Surathkal, as a teacher. He secured M.E. degree in Structural Engineering in 1967 from University of Roorkee, Roorkee (presently IIT Roorkee) under Technical Teachers Training Programme and Ph.D. degree in 1977 from IIT Delhi under Quality Improvement Programme. He served NITK in different capacities like Head of Civil Engineering Department, Chairman, Centre for Continuing Education, Chairman Central Computer Centre and Dean (Administration). From November 2001 to November 2005, he served at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad. He then served RYMEC, Bellary as Principal upto September 2007. Presently, he is working as Emeritus Professor at BVB College of Engineering and Technology. He has published 65 technical papers and 60 books. He has guided 76 students for M.Tech dissertation and 6 students for Ph.D. He was a member of organizing/scientific committee of international seminars organized by IASS held at Taegue (South Korea) in 1990, Tokyo (Japan) in 1993 and Taipei (Taiwan) in 1997. He is a member of several Indian and International professional bodies and several technical committees appointed by the Government of Karnataka.
K.V. Pramod completed B.E. Civil in the year 1986 from K.R.E.C. Surathkal (presently N.I.T.K. Surathkal), Mangalore University. He completed postgraduation studies in Industrial Structures and obtained his M. Tech degree in the year 1988, also, from K.R.E.C. Surathkal, Mangalore University. He joined S.D.M. College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Civil Engineering Department in 1988 as a lecturer and is presently working as a Professor at the same institution. He has handled several structural subjects for both undergraduate and postgraduate classes and has been teaching Steel Design and related subjects at both the levels for the past several years.