Knowledge and understanding: the course aims to present concepts and
tools for computational mechanics applied to generic solid structures.
Furthermore the course intends to provide to the students the basis to
perform numerical linear static or dynamic 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 particular the student should be able to choose the most suitable finite element kind to represent the structural problem under study, and to correctly introduce the boundary conditions and the mechanical properties of the materials. Making
judgments: 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. Communication skills: at the end of course the student should have a proper use of the terminology of the
computational mechanics applied to structures and will be able to properly use it.