SA 2: Structural Analysis Techniques

Topics studided under SA2: 

·     Aims, chalenges and difficulties in the modeling and analysis of historical structures.

·     Governing equations of the mechanics of continuum.

·     The finite element method.

·     Elasto-plastic constitutive models.

·     Geometrical nonlinearity.

·     Solution procedures for non-linear incremental FE analysis.

·     Damage mechanics, smeared crack models.

·     Applicability of continuum mechanics.

·     Blocky limit analysis of masonry.

·     Demonstration of modelling of real structures and examples.