Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester


Number of ECTS credits allocated: 9

Prerequisites: The student has to own the knowledge about mathematics and physics, with particular reference to the differential and integral calculus, matrix analysis, geometry of the masses, mechanics of solids, rigid bodies and dynamic analysis.
The student has also to own the knowledge of the science of construction, with particular reference to analysis of the continuous, the theory of beams, De Saint Venant problem, resistance criteria, constitutive laws and instability of the equilibrium.
The student should then be able to solve exercises related to the topics mentioned above: calculation of derivatives and integrals, matrices, study of systems of linear equations, study and calculation of the kinematics and dynamics of systems of point masses and rigid bodies, calculation of isostatic beams and statically indeterminate beams.
Examination methods: Mandatory written exam, with theoretical open questions.
Optional oral exam.
Mandatory exercise.
Course unit contents: The contents will include:
13) Structural safety and limit state method;
14) Actions on structural systems;
15) Materials for constructions; exposition of material to aggressive agents;
16) Structural behavior of reinforced concrete elements, bond and anchorage;
17) Safety verifications for concrete elements: ultimate limit state verifications for bending and axial load; ultimate limit state verifications for shear and torsion, ultimate state verifications for stability.
18) Safety verifications for concrete elements: serviceability limit states for deformations; serviceability limit states for crack opening; serviceability limit states for stress limitation.
19) Elements of dynamics and seismic design: dynamic analysis of a single degree of freedom system; dynamic analysis of a multi-degree of freedom system; eigenvalue problem; spectral response; principles of seismic design.
20) First elements of Finite Element Method.
21) Elements of design of steel structures: ultimate limit states for bending, bending and axial load, shear, instability.
22) Elements of design of steel structures: serviceability limit states;
23) Elements of design of steel structures: bolted joints verifications; welded joints verifications.
24) Verification of structural elements with Eurocodes and Italian code. Numerical examples.