Knowledge and understanding
The Course presents basic concepts related to equilibrium of forces and to structural mechanics. Such concepts are needed to understand the main aspects of the structural design and, after examining the constitutive laws of the mechanical behaviour of materials, aims at describing in depth the concepts of equilibrium and deformation for elastic solids.
Applying knowledge and understanding
At the end of the Course, each student should be able to model simple structural systems (elastic frames), to determine their equilibrium conditions, to describe the mechanical behaviour of statically determinate elastic frames and the mechanical behaviour of statically indeterminate elastic frames, and to identify, to formulate and to solve the structural problems of the architectural design.
At the end of the Course, each student should know all the technical words related to the topics treated.