Structural Mechanics B - (5 cfu)

Prof. Andrea Carpinteri Tel. 0521.905918 - Fax. 0521.905924


To present basic concepts and tools for structural design, with reference to statically determinate and indeterminate elastic frames (beam systems).


The problem of De Saint-Venant. Fundamental hypotheses, indefinite equations of equilibrium, elasticity equations and boundary conditions. Centred axial force, flexure (bending moment), biaxial flexure, eccentric axial force, torsion, bending and shearing force.

Computation of displacements for framed structures. Differential equation of the elastic line; theorem of virtual work for deformable beams; thermal distortions and constraint settlements.

Statically indeterminate framed structures. Theorem of virtual work: structures subjected to loads, thermal distortions and constraint settlements.

Instability of elastic equilibrium. Euler’s critical load and free length of deflection; omega method.

Complex statically indeterminate framed structures. Force method and displacement method: general concepts.

Attività d'esercitazione

Theory supported by exercises.

Modalità d'esame

Written and oral examination.


Analisi A-B, Analisi C, Geometria, Meccanica Razionale, Scienza delle Costruzioni A (Structural Mechanics A).

Testi consigliati

Documentation provided by the teacher.
A. CARPINTERI: "Scienza delle Costruzioni", Vol. 1 e 2, Ed. Pitagora, Bologna.
A. CARPINTERI, "Structural Mechanics", E&FN Spon, London.
E. VIOLA: "Esercitazioni di Scienza delle Costruzioni", Ed. Pitagora, Bologna.
M. CAPURSO: "Lezioni di Scienza delle Costruzioni", Ed. Pitagora, Bologna.
V. FRANCIOSI: "Fondamenti di Scienza delle Costruzioni ", Ed. Liguori, Napoli.
A. MACERI: "Scienza delle Costruzioni", Accademica, Roma.
A. CASTIGLIONI, V. PETRINI, C. URBANO: "Esercizi di Scienza delle Costruzioni", Ed. Masson Italia, Milano.

Ultimo aggiornamento: 29-06-2004

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