72770 - Theory Of Structures M

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

With the achievement of credits, the student knows advanced tools Structural Mechanics and develops knowledge of building science to arrive in the disposal of general structural problems and the theory of two-dimensional flat and curved solid.

Course contents

Recall on theory of elasticity

Theory of beams.

Plasticity. Failure Mechanisms of isostatic structures. Beams of ductile material. Failure Mechanisms of hyperstatic structures. Limit analysis of plane beam systems.


Energy for deformable systems. Discrete systems. Continuous systems. Second-order displacements and deformations.


Stability problems. The compressed and inflated beam. Portals and frames.

Plate theory.

Readings/Bibliography

L. Corradi Dell'Acqua Meccanica delle strutture Vol. 2

L. Corradi Dell'Acqua Meccanica delle strutture Vol. 3

Teaching methods

The course is entirely done during school hours. The lessons are supplemented by exercises in the classroom.

Assessment methods

The verification of the learning is done through written and oral exam, which ensures the acquisition of knowledge and skills.

The written test consists of two exercises: one on the failure analysis of beam plane system, the second one related to instability of plane beam system. The oral test consists in a discussion aimed at assessing the ability of the student to use the knowledge acquired.

Teaching tools

The tools to support teaching in the classroom are: the overhead projector and the projector.

Office hours

See the website of Luisa Molari