70465 - Architectural Structures and Statics

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

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student has the fundamental concepts of structural mechanics. In particular, he is able to solve isostatic structures, lattice structures and calculate the inertial characteristics of cross-sections. Some applications about arches, vaulted roofs are presented.

Course contents

  1. Vector and matrix analysis
  2. Centroid, moments of inertia
  3. Rigid body: static and kinematic analysis
  4. Introduction to the structural analysis
  5. Trusses, beams and frames
  6. Elastic line of structures


  • Lecture notes
  • P. Casini, M. Vasta, Scienza delle costruzioni, Terza Edizione, CittàStudiEdizioni, 2016 (euro 37,00).
  • D. Bernardini, Introduzione alla meccanica delle strutture, teoria ed esercizi,  CittàStudiEdizioni, 2012, ISBN:9788825173727.
  • L. Boscotrecase, A. Di Tommaso, Statica Applicata alle Costruzioni, Patron Editore.
  • R. C. Hibbeler, Meccanica dei solidi e delle strutture, a cura di G. Ruta, M. De Angelis, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010.
  • E. Viola, Esercitazioni di Scienza delle Costruzioni, vol. 1, Pitagora Editrice.
  • E. Guagenti, F. Buccino, E. Garavaglia, G. Novati, Statica: Fondamenti di Meccanica Strutturale, McGraw-Hill.
  • D.L. Schodek, Strutture, Patron Editore.

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures and exercises solved during the lectures. Additional exercises are done with the help of the teaching assistant.

Assessment methods

FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS: Erasmus students that are willing to attend classes of Statics should have at least a B1 level Italian language.

The exam consists of a written exam followed by an oral exam. The written exam consists in the resolution of exercises.

The oral examination covers ALL the course program (the program should be downloaded from the internet).

The written exams will be planned in June, July, September, January and February.

The oral exam is usually scheduled a week after the written exam.

It is possible to take two partial tests during the semester.

The first part concerns the resolution of an exercise about the first part of the program.

The second part concerns the resolution of an exercise about the second part of the program.

Those who pass both partial tests, can give the oral exam directly. Those who pass only a partial test, can only do the exercise on the part that failed. If a student is not satisfied with the grade obtained in a test partial / total can redo the written exam for the part that does not meet. At the end of the last written vote counts ONLY (not the best written!).



1. The registration exams (written and oral) and the partial tests is via the website https://almaesami.unibo.it.

2. All exam dates (partial written tests, written tests total, Oral exams) will be published on the site https://almaesami.unibo.it

3. You MUST be registered online.

4. In the event that a student is unable to register on-line for an exam (both oral and written), he has to contact by e-mail the teacher (cristina.gentilini@unibo.it) BEFORE the closing date of the list .

5. Once the lists are CLOSED is no longer possible to enroll.

6. The results of the written tests (Partial and Total) will be published on the website https://almaesami.unibo.it.

7. During the tests, it is absolutely forbidden the use of books, manuals, notes.

8. During the tests, it is absolutely forbidden to use any electronic device (PDAs, mobile phones, etc..), Which must be turned OFF, otherwise the withdrawal of the task.

9. It is required to give the oral examination in the session in which it is given the written exam (for example, if a student passes positively the written part in June, he has to give the oral exam in June or at the most in July). Those who pass the written exam through partial tests, have the opportunity to give the oral exam also in September. The partial 'expires' in September of the same year.

Teaching tools

The ppt presentation will NOT be ​​available to the student, while from http://campus.unibo.it/  using the credentials of the University, students  can download handouts, exercises, solutions, and more.

Office hours

See the website of Cristina Gentilini

See the website of Veronica Bartolomeo