Knowledge and understanding:
The course aims to present concepts and tools for computational mechanics applied to generic solid structures beyond the linear behavior.
Furthermore the course intends to provide to the students the basis to perform numerical static or dynamic non-linear analyses of structures and enables them to read and understand computational mechanics books and to study autonomously the subject.
Applying knowledge and under standing:
At the end of course the student should be able to correctly develop a numerical model of structural elements or generic structures through the finite element technique in non-linear structural problems, both in static and dynamic problems.
At the end of course the student should be able to correctly interpret the structural behavior of generic structures and to propose a proper numerical modeling.
At the end of course the student should have a proper use of the terminology of the computational non-linear mechanics applied to structures and will be able to properly use it.