Facoltà di Ingegneria - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)

Program

Meccanica dei Solidi e delle Strutture
Solid and Structural Mechanics
Fabrizio Davi'

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 6
Hours 48
Period I
Language ENG

Prerequisites
Calculus, Geometry, Physics

Learning outcomes
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course aims to give the Solid Mechanics basics to understand the mechanical behaviour of skeleton, muscles and biological tissues, with a particular attention to constitutive issues
CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
As part of the Engineering Training Base, relating to Industrial Engineering, teaching will provide knowledge about the principles of solid mechanics and structures and their application in biological systems such as ligaments, muscles, bones and blood vessels. This knowledge is acquired through lectures and exercises.
TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
The theory and exercises of the course will help to improve the degree of autonomy, the ability to learn and to draw conclusions.

Program
Point dynamics as a mechanical model. Balance laws and constitutive relations. Energetics. Static solution and stability. Rigid bodies and systems. Kinematics and statics. Elastic systems. Equilibrium solution and their stability. Mechanics of elastic rods. Kinematics, balance laws and constituive relations. Strings. Energetics and variational formulations. Approximate solutions. Applications to biological systems: tendons, muscles, bones

Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
the final test consists of a written test and an oral colloquia.

LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
The written test assesses the ability to perform an exact or approximated dynamic analysis of a plane structure with 1 or 2 degree of freedoms. The oral test must verify the ability to solve problems of a theoretical or applicative nature by starting from the equations of mechanics of rigid bodies. It could also require proofs of theorems or deductions of equations, focusing more on the deductive aspects rather than on mnemonic.

LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
In the written test the relevance of the obtained results with the solution is checked; in the oral test both the knowledge of the topics and the capability to develop solutions to proposed problem are checked

FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
For the written exam the valuation is performed by assigning to each partial exercise a rating: the sum of these ratings is the final grade of the test. The maximum rating assigned to each exercise is known in advance and shown on the text. In the oral examination, the student can take for granted the result of written test or require an oral examination, in which case the vote is given taking into account the results of the written test (50% of overall assessment) and taking into account the topics knowledge, the capability to apply these knowledges to solve examples and the smartness and neatness of language.