Politecnico di Torino
Anno Accademico 2017/18
Structural mechanics/Reservoir geomechanics
Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Petroleum And Mining Engineering (Ingegneria Del Petrolio E Mineraria) - Torino
Docente Qualifica Settore Lez Es Lab Tut Anni incarico
Deangeli Chiara ORARIO RICEVIMENTO A2 ING-IND/28 48 12 0 0 7
Surace Cecilia ORARIO RICEVIMENTO A2 ICAR/08 40 20 0 0 7
SSD CFU Attivita' formative Ambiti disciplinari
B - Caratterizzanti
F - Altre attivitą (art. 10)
B - Caratterizzanti
F - Altre attivitą (art. 10)
Ingegneria per l'ambiente e il territorio
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro
Ingegneria per l'ambiente e il territorio
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro
The course is subdivided into two main parts.
The first part (SM) is related to the continuum mechanics, the theory of elasticity and to the calculus of civil and oil structures made of different materials (i.e. concrete and metal). The subject is addressed according to the most modern formulations, suitable for numerical implementation.
The second part (RG) deals with the mechanical behavior of rock structures related to the oil and gas engineering. In particular this part is focused on the basic aspects of the stress strain behavior of rock material and rock masses and their interaction with fluids. Topics are discussed with reference to the reservoir geomechanics.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
Ability to evaluate qualitatively and quantitatively the mechanical behaviour of man made (engineering works) and natural (rock masses) structures with reference to Oil and Gas Engineering and to adopt the proper approaches to the solution of specific engineering problems.
Prerequisiti / Conoscenze pregresse
The basic concepts of Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Physics and Fluid Mechanics are required.
A. Calculus of one-dimensional structures
I. Statically determinate structures
II. Statically indeterminate structures

B. Continuum mechanics
I. Definition and analysis of strains and stresses
II. Theory of elasticity
III. Theory of elastic beams
IV. Collapse of structures

C. Sedimentary rocks and rock masses
I. Failure mechanics
II. Mechanical properties of rocks
III. In situ state of stress
IV. Stresses around boreholes
V. Reservoir geomechanics
Organizzazione dell'insegnamento
(SM) Calculation of statically indeterminate structures
Analysis of the collapse of structures
(RG) Stresses in a continuum medium: principal stresses; Mohr circles; total and effective stresses; stress paths
Interpretation of laboratory tests: strength and deformability of rocks
Failure Mechanics: interpretation of the rock strength by different failure criteria
Testi richiesti o raccomandati: letture, dispense, altro materiale didattico
(SM) Carpinteri A., Structural Mechanics: a unified approach, Taylor & Francis, 1997
Notes and materials distributed in the classroom

(RG) Fjaer, Holt, Horsrud, Raaen & Risnes, Petroleum related Rock Mechanics, 2nd edition, Elsevier, Oxford, 2008.
Brady & Brown Rock Mechanics, 3rd edition, Kluwer Academic Publisher, Dordrecht, 2004

Texts, equations, figures, showed during lectures will be available on the web site of the course.
Criteri, regole e procedure per l'esame
Written test (2 hours) consisting of two main parts: theoretical questions and exercises and for RG discussion of a technical/scientific paper
Orario delle lezioni
Statistiche superamento esami

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2017/18

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