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School of Engineering
Course unit
INP7080417, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0523, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ANGELO SIMONE ING-IND/22

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/22 Science and Technology of Materials 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 SIMONE ANGELO (Presidente)
NICOLA LUCIA (Membro Effettivo)
2 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 SIMONE ANGELO (Presidente)
NICOLA LUCIA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Solid mechanics, materials science, numerical analysis, linear algebra
Target skills and knowledge: The focus of this course is on the finite element method (FEM) with applications to the analysis of the linear and nonlinear continuum response of materials. After the successful completion of the course, the students are able to develop and use simple FEM computer codes and to critically assess results from computational analyses.
Examination methods: Oral examination and oral discussion of a report.
Assessment criteria: The students will develop computer programs, written in Python, based on the finite element method and will present and discuss their implementation and results in a report. The report will be assessed and contribute to the final grade.
In the oral examination the students should demonstrate an understanding of the theory of the finite element method and its application to the computational mechanics of materials.
Course unit contents: - Governing equations and variational principles
- FEM implementation in 1-D and 2-D
- Elasticity
- Viscoelasticity
- Damage
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Blended learning by means of a mixture of traditional lectures and flipped lectures (flipped classroom) with class assignments and computer sessions. Procedures discussed in class will be applied in the computer sessions. The student will gradually develop competence in writing, verifying, and validating simple computer codes.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lectures notes
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Problem solving
  • Flipped classroom
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Latex

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