SPECIAL AND ADVANCED STRUCTURES

SPECIAL AND ADVANCED STRUCTURES

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Code
65979
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
5 credits during the 2nd year of 10799 CIVIL ENGINEERING (LM-23) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/09
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (CIVIL ENGINEERING)
semester
2° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course, scheduled in the second half of the accademic year, aims at introducing students to technological innovation in civil engineering, and at proposing an integrated view of structural design, taking into account both structural and non-structural performances such as resistance to fire, durability, building site management, cost efficiency, and environmental sustainability. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course addresses innovative solutions in structural design, related to both structural systems (such as mixed steel-concrete structures) and non-structural elements (such as façade and curtain panels). Moreover, it analyses special performance of structures, such as robustness, resistance to fire, durability, building site management, cost efficiency, environmental sustainability, etc…introducing students to and integrated view of structural design.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course addresses the following topics:

  1. Introduction to advanced and contemporary construction materials and structural systems
  2. Detailed analysis and design of mixed steel-concrete structures
  3. Design criteria of structures for special performances
  4. Principles of environmental sustainability in structural design

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Monographic seminars with external experts

Experimental tests in lab

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course addresses the following topic:

1. Technological innovation in structural design

- evolution and design of mixed steel-concrete structures

- innovative solutions in the seismic design of buildings;

- innovative solutions in floor design;

- structural design of non-structural elements (façade and curtain panels).

 

2. Structural design for special performances

- structural robustness;

- resistance to fire;

- durability of structural systems;

- building site management;

- cost efficiency.

 

3. Environmental sustainability of structures

- principles of environmental sustainability;

- design criteria to reduce the environmental impacts of structures;

- Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of structural systems.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARIA PIA REPETTO (President)

CHIARA CALDERINI (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Monographic seminars with external experts

Experimental tests in lab

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
25/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
26/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
08/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
17/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
22/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale