cod. 1010203

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Scienza delle costruzioni (ICAR/08)
Ingegneria civile
Type of training activity
108 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding
The Course presents basic concepts and tools for structural design, with reference to statically determinate and indeterminate elastic frames (beam systems).
Applying knowledge and understanding
At the end of the Course, each student should be able to determine the safety level of the above structures.
Communication skills
At the end of the Course, each student should know all the technical words related to the topics treated


Analisi matematica 1-2, Geometria, Meccanica Razionale

Course unit content

The topics treated in the Course are the following ones:
- Geometry of areas
- Simple (beams) and complex (frames) structural systems
- Statically determinate framed structures
- Internal beam reactions
- Particular problems
- Analysis of stresses
- Analysis of strains
- The theorem of virtual work
- Theory of elasticity
- Strength criteria
- The problem of De Saint-Venant
- Computation of displacements for framed structures
- Statically indeterminate framed structures
- Instability of elastic equilibrium

Full programme

-- Geometria delle masse. Sistemi di masse (discreti e continui). Momento del primo ordine: momento statico, centro di massa (baricentro). Momenti del secondo ordine : momento di inerzia assiale, centrifugo, polare. Formule di trasposizione. Formule di rotazione, direzioni e momenti principali di inerzia, problema di massimo e minimo, circolo di Mohr.


Recommended books:
- A. CARPINTERI. "Scienza delle Costruzioni", Vol. 1 e 2, Ed. Pitagora, Bologna.
- E. VIOLA: "Esercitazioni di Scienza delle Costruzioni", Ed. Pitagora, Bologna.
All books are available by the library (Biblioteca Politecnica di Ingegneria e Architettura).
Additional books:
- M. CAPURSO: "Lezioni di Scienza delle Costruzioni", Ed. Pitagora, Bologna.
- V. FRANCIOSI: "Fondamenti di Scienza delle Costruzioni ", Ed. Liguori, Napoli.
- A. MACERI: "Scienza delle Costruzioni", Accademica, Roma.
- A. CASTIGLIONI, V. PETRINI, C. URBANO: "Esercizi di Scienza delle Costruzioni", Ed. Masson Italia, Milano.
All books are available by the library (Biblioteca Politecnica di Ingegneria e Architettura).
Additional educational material:
- Documentation provided by the teacher (Centro Documentazione - Ingegneria – Sede Didattica).

Teaching methods

The Course consists of theoretical lectures and practical tutorials. For each topic treated in the Course, exercises are planned so that each student can determine the solutions of the theoretical problems explained just before such practical tutorials.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final test consists of a written test and an oral test.
Such a final test is weighted as follows:
- written test: 50% application of theoretical concepts to practical cases, i.e. exercises (practical skill);
- oral test: 40% questions on theoretical concepts (theoretical skill); 10% ability to present scientific topics (communication skill).

Other information

Students are strongly recommended to attend all lectures and tutorials.