Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2020/2021
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FOR THE MITIGATION OF RISKS
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
STRUCTURAL MECHANICS (ICAR/08)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
2
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

Italian

Course description

Knowledge and understanding
The Course aims to provide some fundamental elements of Construction Science and of methodologies for structural analysis and related verifications.
Applying knowledge and understanding
At the end of the Course, each student should be able to evaluate the stress and deformation regimes of structures made up of elastically deformable beams subject to external actions.
Communication skills
At the end of the Course, each student should know all the technical words related to the topics treated.

Prerequisites

Rational Mechanics

Syllabus

The extended program of the Course is as follows:
(1) Theory of elasticity (for deformable three-dimensional solids). Real work of deformation, elastic material, linear elasticity, homogeneity and isotropy, linear elastic constitutive equations. Real work of deformation. The problem of a linear elastic body: solution uniqueness theorem (or Kirckhoff’s theorem).
Exercises
(2) The problem of De Saint-Venant. Fundamental hypotheses, indefinite equations of equilibrium, elasticity equations and boundary conditions. Centred axial force, flexure (bending moment), biaxial flexure, eccentric axial force, torsion, bending and shearing force.
Exercises
(3) Computation of displacements for framed structures. Differential equation of the elastic line; theorem of virtual work for deformable beams; thermal distortions and constraint settlements.
Exercises
(4) Statically indeterminate framed structures. Theorem of virtual work: structures subjected to loads, thermal distortions and constraint settlements.
Exercises
(5) Force-based Method
Exercises
(6) Displacement-based Method
Exercises

The topics treated in the Course are the following ones:
(1) Theory of elasticity
(2) The problem of De Saint-Venant
(3) Computation of displacements for framed structures (equation of the elastic line)
(4) Statically indeterminate framed structures
(5) Force-based Method
(6) Displacement-based Method

Teaching Methods

The Course consists of theoretical lectures and practical tutorials. For each topic treated in the Course, exercises are planned so that each student can determine the solutions of the theoretical problems explained just before such practical tutorials.

Textbooks

Recommended books:
- E. VIOLA: "Esercitazioni di Scienza delle Costruzioni", Ed. Pitagora, Bologna.
- M. CAPURSO: "Lezioni di Scienza delle Costruzioni", Ed. Pitagora, Bologna.
- V. FRANCIOSI: "Fondamenti di Scienza delle Costruzioni ", Ed. Liguori, Napoli.

Learning assessment

The final test consists of a written test and an oral test.
Such a final test is weighted as follows:
- written test: 50% application of theoretical concepts to practical cases, i.e. exercises (practical skill);
- oral test: 40% questions on theoretical concepts (theoretical skill); 10% ability to present scientific topics (communication skill).

More information

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