CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE A
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To present basic concepts and tools for structural design, with reference to statically determinate elastic beam structures (simple beam systems).
Analisi A-B, Analisi C, Geometria, Meccanica Razionale
Course contents summary
Geometry of areas. Introduction. Static moment and centroid. Moments of inertia. Laws of transformation. Principal axes and moments of inertia. Mohr’s circle.
Simple (beams) and complex (frames) structural systems. Plane beams and frames. Problem of structural system equilibrium: kinematic definition of plane constraints; static definition of plane constraints (constraint reactions) and cardinal equations of statics. Framed structures: statically determinate (or isostatic); hypostatic; statically indeterminate (or hyperstatic). Principle of superposition.
Statically determinate framed structures. Three methods: cardinal equations of statics; auxiliary equations; the principle of virtual work.
Internal beam reactions. Three methods: direct method; differential method (indefinite equations of equilibrium for plane beams); the principle of virtual work. Diagrams of characteristics of internal beam reactions.
Particular problems. Closed-frame structures. Plane trusses. Symmetric frames.
Analysis of stresses (for three-dimensional solids). Stress tensor, equations of Cauchy, law of reciprocity. Principal stress directions, Mohr’s circles. Plane stress condition and Mohr’s circle. Boundary conditions of equivalence and indefinite equations of equilibrium.
Analysis of strains (for three-dimensional solids). Rigid displacements, strain tensor. Strain components: dilatations and shearing strains. Principal strain directions. Equations of compatibility.
The theorem of virtual work (for three-dimensional solids).
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: Clapeyron’s theorem; Betti’s theorem. The problem of a linear elastic body: solution uniqueness theorem (or Kirckhoff’s theorem).
A. CARPINTERI: "Scienza delle Costruzioni", Vol. 1 e 2, Ed. Pitagora, Bologna.
A. CARPINTERI, "Structural Mechanics", E&FN Spon, London.
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.
A. MACERI: "Scienza delle Costruzioni", Accademica, Roma.
A. CASTIGLIONI, V. PETRINI, C. URBANO: "Esercizi di Scienza delle Costruzioni", Ed. Masson Italia, Milano.
Form of teaching
Theory supported by exercises.
Written and oral examination.