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Course unit
INP5073357, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN2291, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination STRUCTURAL SAFETY ENGINEERING
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
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 GIUSEPPE CARDILLO 000000000000
Other lecturers CARMELO MAIORANA ICAR/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/08 Construction Science 5.0
Core courses ICAR/09 Construction Techniques 4.0

Course unit organization
Period First 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 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CARDILLO GIUSEPPE (Presidente)
MAIORANA CARMELO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge on Solid Mechanics, Numerical Methods, Solid Mechanics 2, Structural Mechanics
Target skills and knowledge: Comprehension and use of Recommendations for the development of structural design and analysis under actions as shocks, blasts, thermal and seismic loads
Assessment criteria: The final vote will come from averaging the one given to the practical exercise and those given to the written and oral tests
Course unit contents: Introduction
Recommendations in the contexts: seismic, fire, blasts, shocks, with reference to structural design and verification.
Concepts of linear and seismic Dynamics and inelastic systems.
Concepts of ductility of materials, elements and structures.
Linear static analyses and critical analysis of results.

Building materials, service life of structures, use class, reference period, loads, load combinations, regolar and irregular structures, torsional effects, rigid and deformable floors, structural factors, elastic and inelastic spectra. Modelling technique of various building types.

Fire load, strength classes, fire curves, heat propagation, thermal analysis of sections, procedures of verification and analysis for local and global safety. Safety verifications in various domains (time, strength, temperature). Passive and active protection techniques for structures.

Explosive materials, shock waves propagation, modelling techniques and discretization methods of loads on structures. Local and global analyses and verifications.

Shocks from vehicles, trains, boats and helicopters. Shock types (frontal, slanting, lateral), temporal aspects linked to the shock phenomenon, energy transfer, modelling techniques, shocks on structures or structural parts, choice of safety barriers and anchoring elements, active and passive protection systems.

Practical examples of structural design able to withstand seismic events, shocks, blasts and fire. Evaluations on the residual life of structures due to accidental events.
Interventions for securing structures and design of restoration interventions.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: To give the students the instruments to solve structural applications where shocks, blasts, thermal and seismic actions are present.
Frontal lectures
Additional notes about suggested reading: * Chopra, A.K., Dynamics of structures: Theory and applications to earthquake engineering, Prentice Hall, ISBN-13 978-0130869739, 2000.
* Filiatrault, A., Elements of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, Polytechnic International Press, Canada, ISBN-13 978-2553006296, 1998.
* Norme tecniche per le Costruzioni (D.M. 14.01.2008) e Circolare del 2 Febbraio 2009 nr.617 C.S.LL.PP (in Italian)
* Eurocodes
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)