STRUCTURAL BUILDING DESIGN STUDIO
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding capabilities:
At the end of the course the student will learn how to conceive and design the resistant elements of a masonry building in a seismic area and to understand the behaviour of some r.c. structural elements that can be inserted.
The student will be able to choose and pre-design the structural elements that compose a masonry building.
Capacity of identifying the static and seismic vulnerabilities of a masonry building and ability to remove them. Capacity of understanding the static behaviour of the analysed r.c. elements.
During the course, the student will improve his technical dictionary, with specific reference to the terms of structures and construction, in order to communicate in an effective and precise way a structural design.
The student must be able to select, once the problem has been identified, the most suitable structural solutions evaluating options not explicitly described during the course.
The courses of Statics, Structural mechanics, and Structural Engineering are helpful
Course contents summary
The course is organized in two modules.
The first module, “Design of Structures 1”, deals with structural design of:
- Reinforced concrete (r.c.) horizontal diaphragms;
- Design of masonry and timber structures
The second module “Design of Structures 2” deals with seismic problems concerning the seismic design like:
- mechanical characterization of masonry
- concepts of seismology;
- Seismic actions
- Seismic detailing of masonry buildings
- Seismic analysis of masonry buildings.
Refer to the program of the two modules
Books and slides of the courses are suggested in each module
The course is composed of traditional frontal lectures, also with Powerpoint presentations.
Theoretical concepts are applied during the course by carrying out the step-by-step design of a masonry building with the insertion of some r.c elements.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam is oral and divided in two parts (module 1 and module 2) that contribute equally to the final vote.
The description the exam of each part is provided in the corresponding page of Design of Structures 1 and Design of Structures 2.
As for all the laboratories, attending the courses is required.