Lecture 1: Some Basic Concepts of Engineering Analysis

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Topics: Some basic concepts of engineering analysis

  • Introduction to the course, objective of lectures
  • Some basic concepts of engineering analysis, discrete and continuous systems, problem types: steady-state, propagation, and eigenvalue problems
  • Analysis of discrete systems: example analysis of a spring system
  • Basic solution requirements
  • Use and explanation of the modern direct stiffness method
  • Variational formulation

Instructor: Klaus-Jürgen Bathe 

Related Resources

Study Guide (PDF)

Readings

Sections 1.1-1.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4

Examples

Problems 3.1-3.14, 3.31