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Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2012/13
02NEUNB
Foundations/Structural engineering
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Building Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Debernardi Pier Giorgio ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     48 12 0 0 1
Pirulli Marina ORARIO RICEVIMENTO A2 ICAR/07 48 12 0 0 3
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/07
ICAR/09
6
6
B - Caratterizzanti
B - Caratterizzanti
Edilizia e ambiente
Edilizia e ambiente
Subject fundamentals
Foundations
The course gives to the students the necessary tools to deal with the analysis and design of the most common foundation structures, such as shallow (footings, beams, mats) and deep (piles) foundations.

Structural Engineering II
The course presents the procedures for the proper design of structures mainly used in reinforced concrete buildings.
Expected learning outcomes
Foundations
At the end of the course it is expected that the student has acquired the following skills:
• capacity to select the type of foundation to use as a function of the characteristics of both the ground and the structure;
• capability to design from a geotechnical and structural point of view both the shallow and the deep foundations;

Structural Engineering II
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Model the behavior of reinforced concrete elements.
• Design the main parts of a reinforced concrete structure.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Foundations
It is assumed that the student has acquired the basis of Soil Mechanics, Structural Mechanics and Structural Design in previous courses.

Structural Engineering II
Fundamentals of structural mechanics: geometry of areas, statically determinate beam systems, Saint Venant problem, virtual works equation.
Fundamentals of structural engineering: basics of structural safety (semi-probabilistic approach to limit state design), actions on structures (self-weight load, imposed loads, wind loads, snow loads), combination of actions.
Contents
Foundations

After an overall description of problems to face and of investigation equipment to use for the geotechnical characterization of a site and for the determination of the design parameters, the course focuses on the problems that concern the shallow foundation design (footings, beams, mats) and that can be resumed as follows:
• evaluation of bearing capacity of shallow foundations resting on coarse and on fine graded soils;
• evaluation of settlements of shallow foundations resting on coarse and on fine graded soils;
• evaluation of internal stresses and structural design of footings;
• analysis of beam resting on elastic springs (Winkler) and on elastic half space (Boussinesq);
• analysis of the soil-foundation-structure interaction problems;
• evaluation of internal actions and structural design of beams and mats;
• simplified approaches for the structural design of mat foundations.

As to the deep foundations the considered aspects will concern:
• analysis of the most common types of deep foundations and the associated construction techniques;
• methods used to evaluate the capacity of driven and bored piles, both in coarse and fine graded deposits
• evaluations of pile settlements;
• analysis of the interaction phenomena among piles in a group;
• structural design of piles and piles caps;
• analysis of transversally load piles and the evaluation of the induced displacements and actions
• analysis of the behavior of a pile foundation;
• design and interpretation of load tests on piles.

Structural Engineering II
Statically indeterminate structures subjected to explicit and implicit loads.
Conceptual design of reinforced concrete buildings.
Evaluation of the structural safety (Italian and international code rules).
Mechanical properties of steel and concrete.
Ultimate limit state design of reinforced concrete beams.
Ultimate limit state design of reinforced concrete one-way slabs.
Ultimate limit state design of reinforced concrete columns.
Serviceability limit state design and structural detailing.
Design considerations for horizontal forces.
Design considerations for fire resistance
Research and innovation in concrete structures.
Delivery modes
Foundations
Guided exercises and practical examples will be solved in the classroom by the lecturers.
Students, alone or in group, are requested to solve and deliver extra exercises that will be corrected and marked.

Structural Engineering II
Groups of no more than 4 students should design a simple reinforced concrete structure during the course.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Foundations
Lessons are supported by explication on the blackboard and by projection of slides whose copy is made available for students on the Polito teaching portal.
The following textbooks are also suggested:
• Lancellotta R., Calavera J. - Fondazioni - McGraw Hill, 1999
• Lancellotta R., Costanzo D., Foti S. – Progettazione geotecnica - Hoepli, 2011
• Lancellotta R. – Geotecnica – Zanichelli, 2012
• Lancellotta R. – Geotechnical Engineering – Taylor & Francis, 2009
• Fleming K., Weltman A., Randolph M., Elson K. - Piling Engineering - Taylor & Francis, 2009
• Viggiani C. - Fondazioni - Hevelius, 1999
• Viggiani C., Mandolini A., Russo G. - Piles and Pile Foundations - Spon Press, 2012

Structural Engineering II
Lessons are supported by explication on the blackboard and by projection of slides, whose copy will be available for students on the Polito teaching portal.
The following textbooks are also suggested:
• Cosenza E., Manfredi G., Pecce M. Strutture in cemento armato. Basi della progettazione. Hoepli, Milano, 2008.
• Aicap - Guida all’uso dell’EUROCODICE 2 - con riferimento alle Norme Tecniche D.M. 14.1.2008 – AITEC -2008
• AA.VV. Fondamenti di Tecnica delle Costruzioni. A cura di Mauro Mezzina. Cittΰ Studi Edizioni, 2013
• Kamara M.E., Novak L. C. Simplified Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings, Portland Cement Association, 2011
Assessment and grading criteria
Foundations
The delivery of all the extra exercises assigned during the course is compulsory to access the exam.
The exam consists of two parts: a written and an oral one.
The students need to pass the written part to access to the oral one.

Structural Engineering II
The design of the reinforced concrete structure assigned during the course is compulsory to access the exam.
The exam consists of both written and oral parts. The former includes a multiple-choice test, whereas in the oral examination a discussion on the theme assigned during the course is included.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17
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