HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Stampa
Enrollment year
2020/2021
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
ICAR/09 (CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
Course
CIVIL ENGINEERING
Curriculum
Strutturistico
Year of study
Period
2nd semester (07/03/2022 - 17/06/2022)
ECTS
3
Lesson hours
23 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
ORAL TEST
Teacher
STAGNITTO GIUSEPPE (titolare) - 3 ECTS
Prerequisites
The preliminary knowledge of Mechanics of Solids and Structures and Structural Engineering is recommended
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is the understanding of the meaning and of the gradual
historical development of the design and assessment methods used by engineers in their profession. The best possible introduction to the course is this citation
taken from Louis De Broglie's book "Sur les sentiers de la science": "When a
young mind in formation is introduced to the study of whatever subject of
scientific knowledge, it should firstly retrace more or less quickly the main
milestones that humanity managed to achieve in the past in order to build the
contemporary science".
Course contents
- The mechanics of the ancients
- The "Scienza Nuovaā€¯ and its precursors
- The 18th century and the birth of the "science of building"
- The first structural calculations
- The 19th century and the "engineers' architecture"
- The birth of the reinforced concrete
- The new building techniques
Teaching methods
Lectures (hours/year in lecture hall): 23
Tutorials (hours/year in lecture hall): 0
Workshops (hours/year in lecture hall): 0
Reccomended or required readings
During the lectures, teaching material will be provided.
E. Benvenuto. La scienza delle costruzioni e il suo sviluppo storico. Ed. Sansoni.

G. Stagnitto. Evoluzione scientifica e costruzioni. CLU, Pavia.

Assessment methods
The oral exam consists of an individual interview whose purpose is to verify the understanding of the fundamental topics of the course.
Further information
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Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030