# NUMERICAL MODELLING OF ADVANCED STRUCTURAL MATERIALS cod. 1006596

2° year of course - First semester
Professor
Scienza delle costruzioni (ICAR/08)
Field
Ingegneria civile
Type of training activity
Characterising
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

## Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding
Students should demonstrate knowledge and understanding in order to
develop new projects and implement original methods and techniques.

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
Critical evaluation of numerical results determined according to the
assumptions on both modelling and intrinsic approximations of the finite
element method. This assessment capacity appears to be essential in
design and testing activities of engineers when commercial software
packages are used.

Assessment autonomy
Students should acquire the ability to integrate knowledge and to handle
complex problems in the field of civil constructions by employing both
new construction systems and advanced materials.

Communication skills
Students should be able to comunicate clearly and without ambiguity, to
experts and non-experts, their results in the specific field of Course
topics, as well as the knowledges and where such knowledges aim.

Learning skills
Students will develop the learning skills which will allow them to selfstudy.

## Prerequisites

In order to be able to attend the course successfully, the student has to know the contents of the courses of Analisi dinamica e progettazione sismica delle strutture (1° module) and Meccanica Computazionale delle Strutture (Calcolo automatico delle strutture).

## Course unit content

Topics of the Course:
(1) Modeling of a plate with a hole
(2) Modeling of the contact between a sphere and half-space
(3) Modeling of structural components made of recycled plastic material
(4) Modeling of a beam to column knee of frame bolted with haunch
(5) Modeling of an overhead line

## Full programme

Topics of the Course:
(1) Modeling of a plate with a hole
- Introduction to the problem of stress concentrators
- Numerical modelling of the plate with a hole by employing commercial software packages
- Critical analysis of the obtained results
(2) Modeling of the contact between a sphere and half-space
- Introduction to the problem of contact between bodies
- Numerical modeling of the sphere / half-space contact by employing commercial software packages
- Critical analysis of the obtained results
(3) Modeling of structural components made of recycled plastic material
- Description of the mechanical characteristics of the recycled plastics
- Numerical modelling of a specific structural application where such recycled plastics are used, by employing commercial software packages
- Critical analysis of the obtained results
- Technical Rules
(4) Modeling of a beam to column knee of frame bolted with haunch
- Description of the mechanical characteristics of the materials used
- Numerical modeling of thebeam to column knee of frame bolted with haunch by employing commercial software packages
- Critical analysis of the obtained results
(5) Modeling of an overhead line
- Description of the mechanical characteristics of the materials used
- Numerical modeling of the overhead line by employing commercial software packages
- Critical analysis of the obtained results

## Bibliography

- Lecture notes available at the Documentation Centre and on the Elly website
- Technical Rules
- Software User Guides

## Teaching methods

The Course consists of theoretical lectures (20%) and practical exercises
by using commercial software packages (80%).
Theoretical lectures are delivered by using slides available on the Elly
website.
Practical exercises carried out in groups of 2 or 3 students will be taken
with cameras. Each video tutorials will be uploaded on the Elly website.

## Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam of the Course ‘Numerical modelling of Advanced Materials
in Structural Applications’ consists of an oral test.
Such an oral test will be weighed as follows:
- 80% ability to solve numerically a structural problem by using finite
element software packages (skills)
- 10% ability to answer theoretical questions (knowledge)
- 10% technical language knowledge (communication skills)

MODALITIES FOR DOING EXAMS OF SUMMER AND AUTUMN SESSION: on-demand

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