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IN01122777, A.A. 2018/19

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track SOIL, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
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 PAOLO ZAMPIERI 000000000000
Other lecturers LORENZO HOFER ICAR/09

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/09 Construction Techniques 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2010 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 ZAMPIERI PAOLO (Presidente)
HOFER LORENZO (Membro Effettivo)
7 2017 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 FRANCHETTI PAOLO (Presidente)
PELLEGRINO CARLO (Membro Effettivo)

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.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course the student will know the basics of structural design with particular reference to safety structural limit states, structural behavior of reinforced concrete elements, verifications at ultimate limit state and serviceability limit state, first elements of structural dynamics and seismic design, design of steel structures.
The student will be able to calculate simple static schemes of two-dimensional structures (typically beam systems in the plane) and to perform basic safety verifications imposed by the code.
The student will also be able to perform a simplified seismic analysis.
Examination methods: Exam methods will be announced soon.
Assessment criteria: Knowledge of the theoretical concepts introduced in class.
Ability to solve simple, isostatic or weakly hyperstatic structures.
Ability to apply the methods of design, dimensioning and verification of structural elements in reinforced concrete and steel.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, with power point presentations or on the blackboard.
Exercises on the blackboard.
Review of assigned exercises.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Progettazione di strutture in calcestruzzo armato – Guida all’uso dell’Eurocodice 2 con riferimento alle Norme Tecniche D.M. 14/01/2008 – a cura di AICAP – Edizioni Pubblicemento.

G. Toniolo, Cemento Armato, Calcolo agli Stati Limite, Ed. Masson.

G. Ballio, C. Bernuzzi, Progettare costruzioni in acciaio, Hoepli.

Majorana C., Modena C., Franchetti P., Grendene M., Secchi S. Fondamenti di Dinamica e di Ingegneria Sismica. McGraw-Hill.

Eurocode n. 2 Design of concrete structures - Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings. EN 1992-1-1.

Eurocode n. 3 Design of steel structures - Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings. EN 1993-1-1.

Italian Code: D.M. 14/01/2008. Technical Rules for Constructions (Norme Tecniche per le Costruzioni)

R. Walther, M. Miehlbradt, Progettare in calcestruzzo armato. Fondamenti e tecnologia, Hoepli.

E.F. Radogna. Tecnica delle Costruzioni, Ed. Masson.

R. Park, T. Paulay. Reinforced Concrete Structures. John Wiley and Sons.

T. Paulay, M.J.N. Priestley. Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings. J. Wiley & Sons.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)