Elastoplastic Analysis of Structures

Course Information
TitleΕΛΑΣΤΟΠΛΑΣΤΙΚΟΣ ΥΠΟΛΟΓΙΣΜΟΣ ΚΑΤΑΣΚΕΥΩΝ / Elastoplastic Analysis of Structures
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000196

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 20
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses954

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΕ4300Nikolaos Doudoumis
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΓΕ0100 Mathematics I
  • ΓΕ0400 Mathematics II
  • ΓΕ0700 Engineering Mechanics I
  • ΓΕ0800 Mathematics III
  • ΓΕ1100 Numerical Analysis
  • ΓΕ1600 Applied Informatics for Civil Engineering
  • ΤΕ0600 Structural Analysis I
  • ΤΕ0800 Structural Analysis II
  • ΤΕ0900 Structural Analysis III
  • ΤΕ2000 Numerical Methods in Structural Analysis I
  • ΤΕ2500 Numerical Methods in Structural Analysis II
  • ΤΕ4400 Strength of Materials and Structural Elements I
  • ΤΕ4500 Strength of Materials and Structural Elements II
Learning Outcomes
With the successful conclusion of the course, the students will be able to: 1) Formulate and solve an elastoplastic problem of loading of a medium and calculate stresses and strains. 2) Select yield criterion depending on the material, formulate the elastoplastic stiffness matrix and the algorithm of the elastoplastic loading. 3) Formulate and solve limit analysis problems for the calculation of failire loads of structures. 4) Describe, fromulate and solve problems of determining the elastoplastic response of a variety of structures (surface and spatial) to static loads, using the finite element method. 5) Αnalyze and solv problems of elastoplastic static analysis of spatial framed structures with the use of specialized software.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
Qualitative description of plasticity concept. The physics of plastic deformation in ductile materials. Plasticity criteria, Drucker’s axioms and constitutive laws. Applications to plane-strain problems. Theorems of limit analysis and applications of static and kinematic method. Step by step solution method to analyze flat (2D) frames. Plasticity of brittle materials, rocks and concrete. Constitutive laws and their applications. Uniaxial inelastic constitutive material laws. Hysteresis loops. Synoptic matrix formulation of mathematical relations of the plasticity theory. Elasticity law, yield criteria, hardening law, incremental formulation of constitutive mathematical relations. Plasticization models of finite elements. Numerical methods for solving non-linear static and dynamic problems. Applications to problems of calculating the elastoplastic response of structures with the use of the SAP2000 software package. Also, within the frame of the course, the students elaborate mandatory homework.
Theory of plasticity, elastoplastic analysis of structures
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment391.4
Written assigments321.1
Student Assessment
Written examinations on the teaching content of the course Oral examinations on the content of the mandatory homework
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις του μαθήματος σε έντυπη και ηλεκτρονική μορφή (καλύπτουν όλη την ύλη που διδάσκεται)
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