Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2019/2020
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FOR THE MITIGATION OF RISKS
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING (ICAR/09)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

Knowledge and understanding
The Course presents the most used measuring instruments and test machines for laboratory tests aimed at characterizing the mechanical properties of building materials. The experimental investigations on materials for new buildings on the basis of of existing technical recommendations and the in-situ investigations on existing buildings are presented.

Applying knowledge and understanding
At the end of the Course, each student should be able to perform acceptance tests (on structural materials) requested to the construction site engineer by the Technical Rules and to perform in-situ investigations on the state of decay of existing buildings.

Communication skills
At the end of the Course, each student should know all the technical words related to the topics treated.

Prerequisites

To be able to successfully attend the course, the student has to acknowledge the contents of the courses of Scienza delle Costruzioni and Tecnica delle Costruzioni

Syllabus

The topics treated in the Course are the following ones:
(1) Measuring devices and machines to test the properties of materials for constructions
(2) Investigations and tests on building materials:
(2a) Tests on metallic materials: experimental techniques and recommendations
(2b) Tests on steels for reinforced concrete: experimental techniques and recommendations;
(2c) Tests on concrete: experimental techniques and recommendations;
(2d) Tests on bricks: experimental techniques and recommendations
(3) Investigations and tests on existing building:
(3a) Durability of building materials
(3b) Surface and structural degradation
(3c) Procedures for diagnosis and assessment of existing building
(3d) Investigations and tests on reinforced concrete structures
(3e) Investigations and tests on steel structures
(3f) Investigations and tests on masonry structures
(3g) Investigations and tests on wooden structures

The topics treated in the Course are the following ones:
(1) Measuring devices and machines to test the properties of materials for constructions
(2) Investigations and tests on building materials:
(2a) Tests on metallic materials: experimental techniques and recommendations
(2b) Tests on steels for reinforced concrete: experimental techniques and recommendations;
(2c) Tests on concrete: experimental techniques and recommendations;
(2d) Tests on bricks: experimental techniques and recommendations
(3) Investigations and tests on existing building:
(3a) Durability of building materials
(3b) Surface and structural degradation
(3c) Procedures for diagnosis and assessment of existing building
(3d) Investigations and tests on reinforced concrete structures
(3e) Investigations and tests on steel structures
(3f) Investigations and tests on masonry structures
(3g) Investigations and tests on wooden structures

Teaching Methods

The Course consists of theoretical lectures delivered by employing slides. Documentation provided by the teacher

Textbooks

Recommended books:
- A. Bray, V. Vicentini. Meccanica Sperimentale. Levrotto & Bella, Torino, 1975
- R. Puccinotti. Patologia e diagnostica del cemento armato. Indagini non distruttive e carotaggi nelle opere da consolidare. Dario Flaccovio Editore, 2006
- V. Calvo, E. Scalora. Il Degrado dei Materiali da Costruzione. Materiali lapidei naturali ed artificiali, calcestruzzo, acciaio e legno. Grafill S.R.L., 2015
- Relevant technical recommendations
- UNI normative (Ente Italiano di Normazione)
Additional educational material: - Documentation provided by the teacher

Learning assessment

The final test consists of an oral test where the student should prove mastery on the theoretical concepts (theoretical skill) and the ability to present scientific topics with the right technical words (communication skill).

More information

Office hours:
Wednesday, all day by appointment (email)