Stampa
Enrollment year
2020/2021
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
ICAR/08 (CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL,COMPUTER AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Course
BIOENGINEERING
Curriculum
Cellule, tessuti e dispositivi
Year of study
Period
1st semester (27/09/2021 - 21/01/2022)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
45 lesson hours
Language
English
Activity type
WRITTEN AND ORAL TEST
Teacher
AURICCHIO FERDINANDO (titolare) - 4 ECTS
SCALET GIULIA - 2 ECTS
Prerequisites
Knowledge of the concepts given within the courses of Rational Mechanics and Structural Mechanics.
Learning outcomes
The course aims to advance the knowledge and understanding of the mathematical and physical foundations of continuum mechanics of solids and to enhance the ability to apply its principles to solve structural engineering problems.
Course contents
• An introduction
o Mechanics of deformable solids: definition
o Model construction vs physical reality
o Mechanical modeling basic ingredients: kinematics, equilibrium, constitutive equations

• Review on vector and tensors
o Vectors and tensors: an introduction
o Compact, indicial, engineering/Voigt notations
o Operations between vectors and tensors
o Vector and tensor calculus

• Review of solid mechanics (and notation) from basic courses (I)
o Kinematics
 change of configuration, reference & current configuration; reference configuration as a natural one for kinematics
 displacement field, gradient of change of configuration, Cauchy-Green deformation tensor, Green-Lagrange strain tensor
 Fundamental assumptions: small displacement gradient; interpretation of displacement fields in terms of rigid body and strain quotas
o Equilibrium
 current configuration as a natural one to study equilibrium
 external & internal actions, equilibrium for a deformable body in a integral format
 Principle of action/reaction, Cauchy stress tensor
o Principle of virtual work

• Review of solid mechanics (and notation) from basic courses (II)
o Material response and constitutive relations
o Green elasticity
o Isotropy

• Variational & energy-based formulations for 3D problems
o Minimum of free energy
o Minimum of complementary free energy
o Hellinger-Reissner and Hu-Washizu principles

• Plane beam model (1D structural model)
o Kinematic assumptions and beam-like strains
o Equilibrium from principle of virtual work and beam resultants
o Beam constitutive equations
o Euler-Bernoulli beam model
o Timoshenko beam model

• Plate model (2D structural model)
o Kinematic assumptions and plate-like strains
o Equilibrium from principle of virtual work and plate resultants
o Plate constitutive equations
o Kirchhoff-Love plate model
o Reissner-Mindlin plate model

• Principle of virtual work for (planar) beam
o PVW of planar beam problems
o Use of PVW to solve simple beam problems
o Use of PVW to solve over-constrained beam problems

• Energy-based formulations for 1D and 2D problems
o Derivation of Timoshenko plane beam model
o Derivation of Reissner-Mindlin plate model
o Elasticity vs inelastic material response in terms of energy and dissipation

• Limit analysis basic concepts and applications to beam problems
o Simple truss structures: limit analysis
o Kinematic theorems
o Equilibrium theorems
o Simple beam structures: limit analysis

• Solid mechanics: finite strain extension
o Kinematics
 Strain measure in the current configuration
 Push-forward and pull-back concept
o Equilibrium
 First and second Piola-Kirchhoff stress tensor

• Simple 1D structural theories: finite strain extension

• Basic concepts of instability of structures
Teaching methods
Blackboard lectures, slide lectures, Mathematica-based hands-on tutorials. The course will be held in English if the percentage of non-native Italian students is greater than 25%.