Facoltà di Ingegneria - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)

Program

Dinamica delle Strutture
Dynamics of structures
Giovanni Lancioni

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 9
Hours 72
Period I
Language ENG

Prerequisites
Mathematical analysis, linear algebra, statics and strength of materials

Learning outcomes
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course intends to provide the fundamental modelling tools for the study of the dynamics of discrete and continuous systems. Methods will be proposed for the analysis of the dynamical response of structures (rigid bodies, beams, bars, frames). The student must be able of solving problems regarding the dynamics of continuum bodies by means of discrete reduction and by using the solving technique of modal superposition. As the discretization techniques is concerned, special attention will be paid to the finite element method, which is widely used in numerical codes of structural design.
CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The student will learn how to face complex problems of structural dynamics, reducing them to simplified models and solving them by means of appropriate techniques. The student will acquire those skills needed for the interpretation and comprehension of the outputs given by the numerical codes of structural dynamics usually used in the engineering practice.
TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
The student will acquire scientific method and capability of organizing and simplifying complex problems, which represent essential ingredients in the management and development of engineering projects.

Program
Dynamics of single and multi-degree of freedom systems. Modal analysis and modal superposition. Dynamics of frames. Dynamics of continuum systems: beams, trusses, plates. Wave propagation.

Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
Written test, with exercises of structural dynamics analogous to those developed in lessons, and oral exam where the main issues of the course are discussed.

LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
Capability of solving exercises, and comprehension of the main issues of the course are checked.

LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
Written test and oral exam are evaluated through marks

FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
The final marks take into account the marks of both the written test and the oral exam.