Structural Mechanics

A collage of three photos: the X-31, the International Space Station, and the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge.

The X-31, the International Space Station, and the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. (Photos courtesy of NASA and OCW.)

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MIT Course Number

16.20

As Taught In

Fall 2002

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

Applies solid mechanics to analysis of high-technology structures. Structural design considerations. Review of three-dimensional elasticity theory; stress, strain, anisotropic materials, and heating effects. Two-dimensional plane stress and plane strain problems. Torsion theory for arbitrary sections. Bending of unsymmetrical section and mixed material beams. Bending, shear, and torsion of thin-wall shell beams. Buckling of columns and stability phenomena. Introduction to structural dynamics. Exercises in the design of general and aerospace structures.

Lagace, Paul. 16.20 Structural Mechanics, Fall 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-20-structural-mechanics-fall-2002 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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