Principles of structural design for industry
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course, students will have acquired the basic knowledge of the mechanics of deformable elastic bodies, with particular reference to the technical theory of beams.
The student will be able to perform the design and verification of some simple structural elements.
It is essential to have a basic knowledge of calculus, linear algebra and physics.
Course contents summary
The expertise are related with the study and the use of theoretically mathematical and physical models describing the behavior of structures and structural elements under the effect of various types of actions. The course aims to provide a unified treatment of the main aspects of the mechanical behavior of structures, as well as the basic aspects of mechanical design.
F. P. Beer, E. R. Johnston, J. T. DeWolf, D. F. Mazurek, "Meccanica dei solidi - Elementi di scienza delle costruzioni", MCGraw-Hill, 4° edizione.
Lectures and exercises on the blackboard. As a rule, lectures will follow as much as possible the recommended text. Homework exercises will be assigned; clarification will be given during office hours.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam is based on a written test (the student will be asked to solve a few exercises of the same type as those carried out in the classroom during recitation) and an oral test, aimed at verifying the learning of the basic theoretical knowledge.
The possibility of replacing the oral examination with the presentation and discussion of a group project will be considered.