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Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein
CEE 501
Seattle Campus

Structural Mechanics

Equations of a continuum for small displacements, applications to linear elasticity. Kirchoff plate theory, problems in advanced strength of materials. Virtual work, minimum potential energy, force and displacement methods of structural analysis. Direct stiffness method. Approximate solutions, geometric stiffness matrix. Linearized buckling. Offered: A.

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Class assignments and grading

The course will be accompanied by weekly homework assignments. These assignments will encourage you to apply the theoretical concepts developed during in-class sessions. Unlike undergraduate courses, you also will be asked to develop some steps toward new theoretical development as preparation for lectures.

Homework assignment account for 30% of the final grade. One midterm exam will account for 35% of the grade, and a take-home final will account for the remaining 35%.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein
Date: 09/02/2008