Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
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First Semester
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Course description

The course aims to provide students with the necessary tools for the design and verification of reinforced concrete elements (RC elements) illustrating the properties of building materials, the resolution methods for static schemes, and evaluating actions and resistance according to the semi-probabilistic method of Limit States.
The lessons are also aimed to give students the ability to independently carry out the numerical applications on the various topics discussed in the course.


The knowledge and skills acquired in the course of Solid Mechanics are necessary. In particular the minimum required knowledge are inherent to:
Geometry of the masses, Stresses and deformations in continuous field; Euler-Bernoulli beam theory; Resolution of isostatic structures and of statically indeterminate beams with force method; Analytical determination of the internal stress on the most common types of isostatic and continuous beams; Formulas of Navier and Jourawski; Strength criteria; Concepts of elastic equilibrium stability and application of the Euler method for typical cases of beam loaded axially.


Elements of Solid Mechanics: the beam theory, resolutions of isostatic beams with calculation of reaction forces and stresses, solving statically indeterminate beams with force method.
Resolution of beams and statically indeterminate frames with displacement method
Structural safety principles: the Limit States approach limit, Ultimate Limit States (ULS) and Serviceability Limit States (SLS) for reinforced concrete elements, assessment of mechanical properties of materials (concrete and steel), evaluation of actions according to Italian Code (NTC 2008).
Reinforced Concrete (RC) elements: properties of reinforced concrete, verification and design at ULS of RC sections under flexural moment with and without axial load, verification and design at ULS of RC elements under shear and/or torsion (design of transversal and longitudinal steel reinforcements), verifications of RC elements at SLS (check of normal stresses, verification of cracking and deformability).
Exercises as homework in groups: Design of a brick-concrete floor; resistance domain of a RC section under axial load and bending moment.

Teaching Methods


- Lessons provided by the teacher on the website for the registered students
- Codes: NTC 2008 e Circolare 617, Eurocodice 2
- Cosenza E., Manfredi G., Pecce M., Strutture in cemento armato. Basi della progettazione, Hoepli, Edizione 2015

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