Knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course, the student will acquire the theoretical basis and the application tools of advanced structural analysis in both the linear and non-linear regimes, with particular reference to structural theories of one-dimensional elements (cables, trusses and beams) and two-dimensional (plates and shells). With regard to the non-linear regime, the basic concepts for the calculation of both plastic design and buckling design of one- and two-dimensional civil engineering structures will be provided.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course, the student will acquire the ability to understand the mechanical behavior of the linear elastic two-dimensional structures. He/she will also acquire the methodologies for calculating the load bearing capacity of a structure, related to the attainment of the material resistance (plastic collapse) or the loss of structure stiffness (buckling collapse).
At the end of the course, the student should have acquired a command of the technical language to allow a proper and effective presentation of the results.