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Static analysis and stability of masonry constructions

01SRCMX

A.A. 2021/22

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Civil Engineering - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/08 6 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
2020/21
The course is aimed to an in-depth study of the theoretical fundamentals and practical analysis of masonry constructions. It includes analysis, structural assessment and study of the current Italian code on masonry constructions as well. The concepts will be illustrated through examples referred to historical buildings. Both by hand, graphical and advanced numerical computations will be used to acquire a live knowledge of methods, tools and engineering sensitivity to the results stemming from analyses.
The course aims to provide students with theoretical and practical tools to be able to critically deal with the problems related to the structural assessment of historical masonry buildings and understand hypotheses, limitations and capabilities of the employed methods of analysis. This goal will be sought through the development of guided analyses on existing buildings and by means of the discussion in the courseroom about the analysed study cases. The development of students’ critical judgment on results is one of the main goals of the course.
Fundamental contents of the Course of Structural Mechanics: beam theory, fundamental laws of elasticity, stress and strain analysis, small displacement kinematics.
General information about masonries: - typological aspects and courseification; - materials and constitutive laws; - introduction to modelling and methods of analysis. Theoretical background (base): - Limit analysis theorems and their application to the assessment of masonry structures. Basic concepts of statics: - graphical statics, funicular polygons, thrust line; - structural collapse kinematics. Study of main structural elements: - typological aspects of the arches; - equilibrium and kinematics of arches; - typological aspects and analysis of vaults and domes; - walls and rules for their construction in historical buildings; - typical assessment of a building through the analysis of its structural elements. Current Italian code: - analysis of the current Italian code on the assessment of existing masonry buildings. Theoretical background (advanced): - advanced numerical modelling of masonries; - capabilities, advantages and limitations of different analysis methods. Exercises: - short examples about the introduced theoretical models; - selection of structural assessment case studies to be examined by the students under guidance (course project).
During the hours dedicated to the exercises, the students, organized in working teams, will develop selected course projects on the assessment of masonry buildings, under the guidance and supervision of the teacher.
- J. Heyman, "The Stone Skeleton", Cambridge University Press, 1997. - De Architectura, Marco Vitruvio Pollione - Traité theorique et pratique de l'Art de Bâtir, Jean-Baptiste Rondelet - Trattato teorico e pratico dell'arte di edificare, Giovanni Curioni - Norme tecniche per le costruzioni 2018. - Learning documents and further information will be made available on the course web-site.
Modalità di esame: Prova scritta su carta con videosorveglianza dei docenti; Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;
Exam: Paper-based written test with video surveillance of the teaching staff; Group project;
The final exam will include a written test with questions on the class topics that will weight 2/3 the final score, plus a course project that can be developed in groups of at most 3 students and will weight 1/3 of the final score. Although the course project is a group project, it must be uploaded on the didattica web portal by each student by the booking deadline for the final exam.
Modalità di esame: Prova scritta (in aula); Prova scritta su carta con videosorveglianza dei docenti; Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;
Exam: Written test; Paper-based written test with video surveillance of the teaching staff; Group project;
The final exam will include a written test with questions on the class topics that will weight 2/3 the final score, plus a course project that can be developed in groups of at most 3 students and will weight 1/3 of the final score. Although the course project is a group project, it must be uploaded on the didattica web portal by each student by the booking deadline for the final exam.


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