NONLINEAR ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES

NONLINEAR ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES

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Code
66265
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10799 CIVIL ENGINEERING (LM-23) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/08
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (CIVIL ENGINEERING)
semester
2° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course deals with the nonlinear response of solids and structures with focus on problems characterized by geometric and material nonlinearities. The problems are solved using analytical and numerical approaches through the finite element method. Numerical applications are presented using the finite element code ANSYS.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Teaching methods

Lectures and laboratory sessions using the finite element code ANSYS.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The finite element method: finite element modeling, variational formulation (bar and isoparametric elements); the nonlinear bar element; finite element solution of nonlinear problems; linearized buckling; continua with cracks. The finite element code ANSYS, introduction and applications.  

Geometric instability: post-critical response of systems with n degrees of freedom; stability of frames; non eulerian stability. Applications wih ANSYS.   

The elasto-brittle solid (introduction to fracture mechanics): stress concentration and intensification; fracture criteria; ductile-brittle transition in the structural collapse. Applications wih ANSYS.  

The elasto-plastic solid: incremental analysis and limit analysis. Applications wih ANSYS 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Felippa C.A, Introduction to Finite Element Methods, University of Colorado at Boulder, sito web prof. Felippa.
  • Felippa C.A., Nonlinear Finite Element Methods, University of Colorado at Boulder, sito web prof. Felippa.
  • L. Nunziante, L. Gambarotta, A. Tralli, Scienza delle costruzioni, McGraw-Hill.
  • Carpinteri A., Scienza delle Costruzioni 1,2, Pitagora Editrice, Bologna.
  • L. Corradi dell'Acqua, Meccanica delle strutture vol. 3, McGraw-Hill.
  • Z.P. Bazant, L. Cedolin, Stability of structures, Oxford Press.
  • M. Jirasek, Z. P.Bazant, Inelastic analysis of structures, Wiley.
  • Carpinteri A., Meccanica della Frattura, Pitagora

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: This course is taught in Italian. The course will be in Engli upon request of one or more students. The final oral exam may be given in English. The students who would like to be examined in English must inform the teacher and they will also have information on books and textbooks in English. Email address for information: roberta.massabo@unige.it

Exam Board

ROBERTA MASSABO' (President)

SIMONE CAFFE' (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and laboratory sessions using the finite element code ANSYS.

LESSONS START

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EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists in :

five/six quizzes during the semester and an oral discussion on a written report on the solution of a problem using the finite element code ANSYS. Oral discussion on the topic. If one or more quizzes are not passed the student will be examined on those topics during the oral discussion.

As a second option the exam may consists in a oral discussion on the topics of the course. Three-four questions, solution of simple problems and applications. The students may also present orally a written report on the solution of a problem using the FE code ANSYS (the report can be produced singularly or in group, max 2-3 people)

The problem to be solved using ANSYS will be decided with the student and can have different levels of complexity depending on the interest.