Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course has the pourpose to give the necessary information on the elementary knowledges of the structural analysis, design of reinforced concrete and steel structures and details.
Basis concepts on stress analysis, strenght of material
Course contents summary
Stress analysis of civil structures, design of reinforced concrete and steel structures
Structural analysis of frames. Deflection of beams. Principle of virtual work. Mohr’s theorem. Statically indeterminate beams. Flexural deformability and stiffness of a beam. Shear deformability and stiffness of a beam. Statically indeterminate frames. Fixed-joint and sway frames. Force method. Displacement method.
Theory of beam based on Winkler ground.
Design methods. Design at the Allowable Stresses and at the Limit States.
Reinforced concrete structures. Material properties. Members subjected to axial load, to flexure, to combined axial load and flexure (interaction diagrams). Instability. Members subjected to Shear and Torsion. Introduction to cracking and deformation.
Steel structures. Material properties. Tension members, compression members and buckling. Latticed columns. Combined bending and axial load. Bolted and welded connections
Practices lectures. Actions for use in design. Design of slabs, beams, columns, corbels. Design-code recomendations.
- Notes given by lecturer.
- R. Calzona, C. Cestelli Guidi. “Il calcolo del C.A.”. Hoepli Editore, Milano.
- G. Ballio, F.M. Mazzolani. “Strutture in acciaio” ISEDI, Mondadori Editore.
- G. Toniolo. “Calcolo strutturale. I telai”. Masson Editore.
- G. Toniolo. “Cemento armato. Calcolo agli stati limite”. Masson Editore
Assessment methods and criteria
Written and oral examination
Lecture attendance is highly recommended.