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
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.