30981 - Fundamentals of Strength of Materials

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Docente: Giovanni Pascale
  • Credits: 6
  • SSD: ICAR/08
  • Language: Italian
  • Moduli: Giovanni Pascale (Modulo 1) Barbara Bonfiglioli (Modulo 2) Elena Gabrielli (Modulo 3)
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures (Modulo 1) Traditional lectures (Modulo 2) Traditional lectures (Modulo 3)
  • Campus: Ravenna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Building Engineering (cod. 9199)

Learning outcomes

This course provides the fundamentals of Strength of Materials ad Structural Analysis. Traction vector, stress and strain tensors, equilibrium condition, constitutive laws, statically determinate and indeterminate structures, and cross-sectional properties are introduced.

Course contents

1) Beam Theory. Axial Force, Bending, Shear, and Torsion

2) Symmetry properties of structures

3) Structural analysis: statically determinate and indeterminate structures

4) yielding surface and safety criteria

5) Stability: Euler approach


· PASCALE, Lezioni di scienza delle costruzioni, Voll. 1 e 2, Esculapio - Progetto Leonardo, Bologna.

· VIOLA, Esercitazioni di scienza delle costruzioni, Voll. 1 e 2, Pitagora, Bologna.

· PASCALE, Scienza delle costruzioni: esercizi d'esame svolti, Esculapio - Progetto Leonardo, Bologna.

· BEER, JOHNSTON, Scienza delle costruzioni, Mc Graw Hill, Milano.

· DI TOMMASO, Fondamenti di scienza delle costruzioni, Patron, Bologna.

· CARPINTERI, Scienza delle costruzioni, Pitagora, Bologna (con esercizi).

· BELLUZZI, Scienza delle costruzioni, Zanichelli, Bologna.

Teaching methods

Mostly classroom lectures and exercises, using blackboard.

Some slides presentations for the part of solid mechanics.

A lesson will be devoted to practical activity in laboratory for the part of the material mechanics.

Assessment methods

The exam does not refer to the teaching module, but to the integrated course of Mechanics of solids and structures T.

The exam consists in a single session and includes one written exercise (solution of a structure or study of a section) and questions on every part of the theory and its applications.

Teaching tools

Guided exercises, with the collaboration of the teaching tutor.

Office hours

See the website of Giovanni Pascale

See the website of Barbara Bonfiglioli

See the website of Elena Gabrielli


Quality education Industry, innovation and infrastructure Sustainable cities

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.