SES # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
---|---|---|

1 | Introduction and Galileo’s problem | |

2 | Dimensional analysis and atomic explosion | |

3 | Dimensional analysis and application to engineering structures | |

4 | Newton’s laws of motion: the fall of the World Trade Center towers | Assignment 1 due |

5 | Stress vector and stress tensor | |

6 | Continuum model: hydrostatics example | |

7 | Continuum model: geostatics example | Assignment 2 due |

8 | Beam stress model | |

9 | Beam model II and summary | Assignment 3 due |

10 | Strength models | |

11 | Mohr stress plane and strength criteria | |

12 | Soil mechanics example | Assignment 4 due |

13 | Beam section strength model (M/N interactions) | |

14 | Strength of beam structures | Assignment 5 due |

15 | Review of stresses and strength | |

16 | Deformation and strain tensor | |

Quiz 1: dimensional analysis, stresses and strength | ||

17 | Strain tensor (cont.) | |

18 | Mohr circle in strain space | |

19 | Beam deformation | Assignment 6 due |

20 | Elasticity: energy approach | |

21 | Continuum elasticity | |

22 | Elasticity: properties | Assignment 7 due |

23 | Elasticity solving methods | |

24 | Beam elasticity I | |

25 | Beam elasticity II | Assignment 8 due |

26 | Beam elasticity III | |

27 | Energy bounds: 1D system (minimum potential energy) | Assignment 9 due |

28 | Energy bounds: 1D system (minimum complementary energy) | |

Quiz 2: elasticity and beam mechanics | ||

29 | 1D energy methods: examples and applications | |

30 | Generalization to 3D | |

31 | Stress method for beam structures | |

32 | Energy methods for beam structures, example | Assignment 10 due |

33 | How stuff fails: stability (Euler buckling) | |

34 | Fracture mechanics I | |

35 | Fracture mechanics II | Assignment 11 due |

36 | Plastic collapse | |

37 | Last lecture: review and summary |

## Calendar

## Course Info

##### Instructors

##### Departments

##### As Taught In

Fall
2007

##### Level

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##### Learning Resource Types

*assignment*Problem Sets

*notes*Lecture Notes