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CODE 72544
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/09
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
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OVERVIEW

The course provides the basic concepts of construction techniques relating to steel structures, with particular reference to the mechanical properties of the material, the design and verification of the structural elements.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course imparts the fundamentals of the theory and calculation of structural elements and connections in steel structures, emphasizing the sequential concepts that link construction science and technology. It covers the principles of structural safety (actions and material resistance) underlying the verifications required by technical standards. After illustrating the main types of steel structures, criteria for the design and verification of simple structural systems are provided. The course explains the basics of elastic and failure design, the stability of metal beam equilibrium, and bolted and welded connections. Alongside the illustration of the main types of verification, the course includes an exercise on a simple structural system, considering gravitational loads and horizontal wind actions.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students will be able to design current typology of steel structural systems, knowing how to represent and analyze the structure using suitable static schemes, recognize the constraint systems, reproduce the loads and define the mechanical parameters in accordance with adequate probabilistic concepts . They will be able to conduct the project and verify the elements and connections, recognizing the structural problems to be taken into consideration, and to prepare the project documents with calculation reports and graphic tables.

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons are carried out both using the blackboard and multimedia support. The teacher makes the teaching material and lesson plans available on aulaweb, also indicating textbooks. The theory lessons are accompanied by application examples and a numerical laboratory for the development of a design project. The design phase is interactive: the solutions chosen by the students are discussed with the teacher and optimized for individual design situations to stimulate the students' ability to search for the most suitable structural solutions. Working students and students with DSA certification, disabilities or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods which, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Structural systems: steel structures and construction typologies. Single-storey and multi-storey buildings, bracing systems, floor bracing and vertical bracing. The material: production technology, shapes and types of metal profiles. Mechanical properties of structural steels, laboratory tests. Safety and actions on buildings: structural reliability and safety measurement. Semi-probabilistic methods: serviceability limit state and ultimate limit state of steel structures. Characteristic values and design values. Combinations. Resistance of steel structural elements: classification of cross sections, ultimate limit state for traction, compression, bending, shear, torsion (outline). Stability of structural elements: instability of simple and composite compressed beams. Flexural-torsional instability of bent beams. Local instability, buckling. Welded unions: welding technology and procedures. Type of welded unions. Resistance checks. Bolted joints: types and technology of bolted joints, Shear and tension resistence, bolt resistance verifications. Calculation and verification of tense, compressed and flexed joints. Lab activity: Drafting of the project of a simple single-storey system, complete with structural report, graphic tables and construction details.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Ballio, Mazzolani "Strutture in acciaio", Hoepli, 1987 e succ.

Bernuzzi, "Progetto e verifica delle strutture in acciaio", Hoepli, 2018

Caffè, "Acciao", Grafill 2016

Scibilia, "Progetto di Strutture in acciaio", Flaccovio 2011

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of an oral test in which the design report developed by the student is examined and discussed and in which questions are asked on the topics covered during the lessons. Except in special cases, students who do not pass the exam may retake it after a minimum period of one month.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Questions are asked about the project work and the topics covered during the course to assess whether they have acquired the skills consistent with the learning objectives. The student must demonstrate that they are able to identify the schemes suitable for represent common structures, to design and dimension the elements and to know how to carry out the necessary verifications. The student must be able to justify the design choices reported in the report developed during the year, must be able to correctly use the units of measurement, solve simple static schemes, carry out simple preliminary calculations, correctly use templates, manuals, regulations, texts, offer engineering graphic representations of the structure and details. The final grade out of thirty is assigned at the end of the interview.