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Tecnica delle Strutture
Roberto Capozucca

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 12
Hours 96
Period E
Language ENG

Knowledge of differential calculus and basic concept of theory of elasticity.

Learning outcomes
The course gives knowledge and comprehension’s ability on the complexity of design structural process. It allows students to acquire advanced knowledge on the structural behavior of normal reinforced concrete and steel elements. This knowledge integrates the already acquired notions from the courses of mathematical analysis, physics and structures’ mechanics, and constitute those detailed studies, which are going to increase knowledge in the structural field, and in particular, for what concerns the building’s design. The educational path consists of a study, which, staring from requests for reinforced concrete and/or steel buildings, allows to define the method to calculate service and ultimate conditions. Modality and didactic instruments for the learning are frontal lessons in class or individual exercises.
For the purpose of facing structural design themes - even very complex ones - and of illustrating the innovation and development of new products and technological processes throughout the knowledges’ application, students will be able to interpret structural behavior, already introduced in the structure’s mechanics, and to develop correct engineering applications. This capacity will be expressed through a gamut of professionalizing abilities, such as: 1. the ability of choosing the appropriate structural elements; 2. The capacity of elaborating static models and schemes for structural elements related in particular, to building elements; 3. The ability of interpreting the laboratory analysis and monitoring’s results.
The students’ elaboration of a design related with practice - which will be confronted in groups and will bring to a written report together with tables of calculus - will give contribute for the improvement of the degree of independence in the structural choice. The communicative capacity, which comes from the team work too, will improve the ability to analyze many structural aspects.

Fundamental concepts for structural design of reinforced concrete, steel and masonry are developed during the course lessons. Calculus of plane frames with force method and displacement method. Reinforced concrete: materials; concrete and steel for RC ; bond of steel bars embedded in concrete; linear elastic analysis of RC structures and ultimate state: normal force; bending of RC beams; shear. Limit analysis of RC structures: flexural design of beams and frames. Common foundation structures. Steel structures: materials and methods of analysis; trusses, frames, joints and constraints. Elements of design of steel frames. Masonry structures: materials; compression and shear capacity. Design of masonry structures in common buildings.

Development of the examination
Examination is developed through written test and oral tests. During the written test the student has to solve a frame with methods of calculus shown in theoretical lessons and to design a member of frame; oral test concerns the analysis of project developed during the course and theoretical topics of course.

Examination is positive if the student demonstrates knowledge about theoretical and practical concepts developed during the course of Tecnica delle Strutture.

Criteria of measure are linked to the level of knowledge of structural engineering problems and methods of calculus.

The written and oral tests are evaluated from 0 to 30 points; the positive final vote is equal or higher than 18 points.The exam is considered positive with a vote equal or higher than 18 points. Maximum vote 30 points is reached with a very good structural knowledge; a maximum vote cum laude is assigned to excellent students.

Recommended reading
R. Giannini “Teoria e Tecnica delle Costruzioni Civili“ Ed. CittàStudi, 2011; R. Capozucca “Teoria e Tecnica delle Strutture in Muratura“ Ed. Pitagora, BO, 2014.

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