Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding capabilities:
At the end of the course the student will have acquired the know-how on building techniques.
These lectures aim at explaining the students some of the main methodologies necessary to face the structural design of buildings.
The student will be able to evaluate the structural aspects of buildings and to apply them in the following courses.
Statics and Building Sciences
Course contents summary
Starting from the needed theoretical bases, the study of some classical structural elements, both in steel and reinforced concrete, is then faced, always focusing on their structural role in the building process.
The lectures will also illustrate the specific Italian building codes, in particular as far as the loads definition is regarded.
The criteria for the structural safety assessment are also inspected, with particular reference to the "permissible stresses method". This method is then adopted to perform some technical assessments of recurring structural elements.
I.Iori, Minimi strumenti di scienza del costruire, MUP editore 2009
Assessment methods and criteria