Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2021/2022
Belonging course: 
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING (ICAR/09)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

The course aims to provide students with the necessary tools for:
- Knowledge of mechanical properties of masonry in new and existing structures.
- Structural behaviour of masonry elements (walls, sprandels, arches, vaults).
- Code indications.
- Traditional and Innovative strengthening techniques.

The course aims to provide students with the necessary tools for the design and verification of masonry elements illustrating the properties of building materials, the resolution methods and evaluating actions and resistance.
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.

Learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding:
- knowledge about modelling of masonry materials
- knowledge about design methods of masonry elements in new and existing buildings

Applying knowledge and understanding:
- ability into comparing behavior of structural elements made of different materials
- ability into use simple softwares, i.e. excel, for developing verifications of RC sections

Making judgments:
- ability into individuating and comparing different solving procedures of the same problem
- ability to identify possible and potential connections between the various aspects of a subject and/or of a problem
- knowledge of the role of civil engineers in the society and of professional ethics

Communication skills:
- Work together in a working group, defining objectives, activities, tools
- Present and articulate in writing and orally an elaborate group.

Learning skills:
- Reflect on the knowledge and skills of their education
- Identifying possibilities for further development of knowledge, skills and competencies.

Prerequisites

Dynamic of structure and seismic engineering

Syllabus

Identification of masonry typologies and textures. Definition of mechanical properties of masonry, constitutive laws, rules for new and existing buildings. Destructive and not-destructive tests.
Behaviour of arches, vaults, domes. Funicular polygon.
Analysis of conditions of existing masonry buildings: cracking patterns, damages.
The structural organization of masonry buildings: identifications of piers and spandrel panels. Influence of floors and curbs on the overall and local behaviour. Constraint conditions in panels.
The in-plane and out-of-plane behavior of masonry walls. Flexural and shear in-plane strength. Code indications for new and existing buildings.
Limit equilibrium analysis: analysis of out-of-plane mechanisms in masonry elements.
Modelling streategies and analysis typologies under gravitational and seimic loads.
Strengthening of existing masonry buildings with traditional and innovative techniques

Identification of masonry typologies. Mechanical properties of masonry.
Behaviour of arches, vaults, domes.
Analysis of conditions of existing masonry buildings.
The structural organization of masonry buildings.
The in-plane and out-of-plane behavior of masonry walls.
Limit equilibrium analysis.
Formulations for in-plane flexural and shear strenght.
Modelling streategies and analysis typologies.
Strengthening of existing masonry buildings with traditional and innovative techniques

Teaching Methods

Frontal lesson, powerpoint presentations

Textbooks

1. M. Como, Statics of Historic Masonry Constructions, vol. 5 and 9, Springer
2. P. Roca, P. Lourenço, A. Gaetani, Historic Construction and Conservation: Materials, Systems and Damage, Routledge
3. NTC 2018 (Italian code) and document 7 (2019).
4. Lessons given by the teacher.

Learning assessment

Oral examination

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