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CODE 72545
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/09
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course illustrates the principles of reinforced concrete structures design, with particular reference to the verification of individual structural elements (beams and columns) concerning different loads, serviceability, and ultimate limit states.
Additionally, it describes the principles of modern seismic design.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The principles of modeling and analysis of structural systems and the fundamentals of seismic design (ductility and capacity design) are illustrated.
In particular, the second module covers reinforced concrete structures, starting with a brief historical evolution of this construction system.
Basic assumptions in the behavior of a reinforced concrete section at the serviceability and ultimate limit states are outlined, along with instructions for verifying a section under different generalized internal forces: bending moment, axial force, shear, and torsion.
Issues related to some structural elements such as foundations and stairs are briefly addressed.
Alongside practical exercises, the course includes a simple exercise on a real technical case study.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The attendance of the course implies that students acquired the knowledge of the courses of Structural Mechanics and of Module 1 of Structural Engineering. It is also suggested that students have attended the course of Architectural Engineering.

Students will acquire the necessary knowledge for the verification and design of reinforced concrete structural elements, considering various types of loading. The completion of practical exercises in the classroom will allow them to reinforce these skills through a "learning by doing" approach. Additionally, they will be able to conceive the structural layout of a residential building, compatible with the basic principles of seismic design.

TEACHING METHODS

The course is structured in lessons, exercises and case studies.

Students who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities on file with the University and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak both with the instructor and with Professor Federico Scarpa (federico.scarpa@unige.it), the Polytechnic School's disability liaison.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Reinforced Concrete Structures: Historical Overview and Technological Aspects.
Basic Principles of the performance and response of Reinforced Concrete beam sections.
Verification of a beam section to flexural and shear actions, assuming elastic behavior and no-tensile strength of concrete.
Ultimate Limit State Verification of a beam section to flexural or Shear actions.
Shear Verification of Slabs and Beams in Reinforced Concrete (Truss Scheme with Variable Inclination Strut).
Torsion Verification.
Serviceability Limit State Verification: Cracking and Deformation.
Typology, Design, and Verification of Foundation elements.
Various Possible Solutions for Stair Design: Inclined Slab; Knee Beam with Cantilever Steps.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Supporting educational materials, available in Aulaweb

E. Cosenza, G. Manfredi e M. Pecce (2019) Strutture in cemento armato: basi della progettazione (seconda edizione). Hoepli.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS

All course information is provided in the classroom or through Aulaweb.

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