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Ziad Elias
CEE 459
Seattle Campus

Advanced Structural Mechanics

Formulation and solution of the basic equations of elasticity. Applications in 2-D stress analysis, torsion, thermal stresses, and beams on elastic foundation. Plate theory optional. Prerequisite: CEE 377.

Class description

This is a second course in mechanics of materials, which covers topics of importance in structural engineering that are not usually covered in a first course, and which prepare also for graduate study. Topics are chosen from: elements of elasticity with application to basic problems in plane stress, bending and torsion of beams, thermal stresses, and stress concentration; asymmetric bending of beams, flexural shear deformation, torsion of thin-walled beams of open and closed cross sections, and shear center; curved beams; energy methods; beams on elastic foundations; plate bending. Prerequisite: CEE 220

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures Problem Solving Class Discussions

Recommended preparation

CEE 220

Class assignments and grading

Problems from the text

Homework Tests Final exam


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Last Update by Ziad Elias
Date: 02/02/2004