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Course unit
MECHANICS OF SOLID MATERIALS (Ult. numero di matricola pari)
IN09111250, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0506, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track FORMATIVO [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MECHANICS OF SOLID MATERIALS
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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 LORENZO SANAVIA ICAR/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ICAR/08 Construction Science 9.0

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

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

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 A.A. 2018/19 canale matricole pari 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 SANAVIA LORENZO (Presidente)
BOSO DANIELA (Supplente)
LUISON LORIS (Supplente)
10 A.A. 2018/19 canale matricole dispari 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 POMARO BEATRICE (Presidente)

Prerequisites: The student must possess the knowledge related to mathematical analysis (solution of ordinary first order differential equations, solutions of simple integrals, function analysis, development in Taylor series), linear algebra (solutions of systems of linear algebraic equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors calculation) and physics of solid bodies (concept of force, moment, force operations, fundamentals of mechanics).
Target skills and knowledge: Basic knowledge of the mechanics of deformable bodies. Application to the study of beams and beam systems even in conditions of hyperstatic constraints in order to design and assess simple isostatic or hyperstatic plane structures, calculating the stress and strain state and the deformed configuration.
Examination methods: Written exam and, subsequently, oral exam; both tests are mandatory. The sufficiency in the written test allows access to the oral test. The written test has annual validity.
The written test consists in solving a series of exercises that include the classification and resolution of plane isostatic and hyperstatic beam systems (the latter using the force method), the kinematic study of rigid-body systems and the determination of the components of the Cauchy stress tensor in beams that can be studied with the De Saint-Venant model.
In the oral exam, to complete the written one, the student must demonstrate to have acquired the knowledge related to the topics covered during the course, mastery of technical-scientific language and the expository capacity.
Assessment criteria: The student will demonstrate:
- to have acquired the correct methodologies for the calculation and resolution of plane structural systems, demonstrating good reasoning skills;
- to understand the theoretical topics developed during the course and be able to create links between them and critically re-elaborate them;
- to possess a good ability to exhibit and master the technical-scientific language.
Course unit contents: Models of structures, materials, external forces and constraints. Kinematic study of plane systems of rigid bodies in the hypothesis of small displacements. Static-kinematic classification. Principle of virtual works for systems of rigid bodies and influence line. Equilibrium of bodies in statics. Internal beam reactions in beams. Study of isostatic structures (beams, beam systems and truss structures). Strain analysis: tensor of small deformations, compatibility equations, principal strains and principal directions of strain. Stress analysis: stress vector and stress tensor, Cauchy theorem and indefinite equations of equilibrium, principal stresses and principal directions of stress, Mohr's circles. Constitutive material model: uniaxial test, linear elastic homogeneous and isotropic material (generalized Hooke's law). The elastic problem and bases of resolution with the force-based method and the displacement-based method. Virtual Works Theorem and its formulation for systems of continuous bodies and beam systems (Muller-Breslau equations). Strength criteria for ductile or brittle materials. Analysis of the deformation of the inflected plane beam. Study of hyperstatic sstructures with the force-based method. Geometry of the areas: first and second order moments, centroid, principal axes of inertia. De Saint-Venant beam: determination of the stress state in spatial beams subjected to normal force, straight and deviated bending, torque, shear. Stability of elastic equilibrium for continuous systems with determination of the Eulerian buckling load of compressed rods and simple plane frames.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures, divided into lectures and exercises, carried out on the blackboard or using the tablet.
The teaching material will be available to students through the University moodle platform.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes and reference books.

Additional books:
R.C. Hibbeler, Mechanics of materials, Pearson Prentice Hall.
M.Bertero, S. Grasso, Esercizi di Scienza delle Costruzioni, Levrotto&Bella, Torino.
A. Carpinteri, G. Lacidogna, M. Paggi, Calcolo delle strutture isostatiche, Pitagora Ed
A. Carpinteri, G. Lacidogna, C. Surace, Calcolo dei telai piani
E. Viola, Esercitazioni di Scienza delle Costruzioni/1 e /2: strutture isostatiche e geometria delle masse; strutture iperstatiche e verifiche di resistenza, Pitagora Ed Bologna.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • S. Lenci, Lezioni di meccanica strutturale. Bologna: Pitagora Editrice, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • C. Majorana, V. Salomoni, Scienza delle Costruzioni. Milano, Novara: CittàStudi, De Agostini Scuola, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Salomoni V., Xotta G., Pomaro B., Mazzucco G., Esercizi di scienza delle costruzioni. Padova: Libreria Progetto, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • One Note (digital ink)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

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