### Session Key

L = Lecture

R = Recitation

Q = Quiz

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

L1 | Overview of the Subject, Applications, Reconstruction of Famous Structural Accidents | Problem Set 1 Posted |

R1 | Vector and Tensor Analysis; Review of Static Equilibrium | |

L2 | Concept of Strain | |

L3 | Concept of Stress |
Problem Set 1 Due Problem Set 2 Posted |

R2 | Stress / Strain Transformation, Mohr’s Circle | |

L4 | Multidimensional Elastic Stress-Strain Relations for Beams, Plates, and Shells; Elastic Strain Energy | |

L5 | Principle of Minimum Total Potential Energy, Principle of Virtual Work |
Problem Set 2 Due Problem Set 3 Posted |

L6 | Exact Solutions of the Differential Equation for Beam Deflections | |

L7 | Energy Method of Solving Beam Problems | Problem Set 3 Due |

R3 | Quiz 1 Review | |

L8 | Shear Stress in Beams and Shafts | |

Q1 | Quiz 1 | Problem Set 4 Posted |

R4 | Material Characterization | |

L9 | Moderately Large Deflection of Beams | |

L10 | Methods of Experimental Mechanics and Discussion of Lab Test |
Problem Set 4 Due Problem Set 5 Posted |

R5 | Review of Quiz 1 Solutions | |

L11 | Concept of Stability of Elastic Structures, Rayleigh-Ritz Quotient |
Problem Set 5 Due Problem Set 6 Posted |

R6 | Solutions of Typical Column Buckling Problems | |

L12 | Distinction Between Buckling and Equilibrium Solutions, Imperfect Columns, and Columns with Eccentric Load | |

L13 | Elastic Plate Buckling, Buckling Loads, and Buckling Modes |
Problem Set 6 Due Problem Set 7 Posted |

R7 | Quiz 2 Review | |

L14 | Buckling of Sections, Stiffened Plates | |

Q2 | Quiz 2 | Problem Set 7 Due |

R8 | Examples of Plate Buckling | |

L15 | Yield Condition and Limit Analysis | |

L16 | Application of Plasticity to Beams, Plates and Shell Problems | Problem Set 8 Posted |

R9 | Review of Quiz 2 Solutions | |

L17 | Mechanics in Cyclindrical Coordinate System (Thin and Thick Cylinders) |
Problem Set 8 Due Problem Set 9 Posted |

R10 | Solutions to Plasticity Problems | |

L18 | Formulation and Solution of Dynamically Loaded Beams and Plates | |

L19 | Fracture of Materials and Structures |
Problem Set 9 Due Problem Set 10 Posted |

R11 | Implosion of Cylinders and Submarine Safety | |

L20 | Case Studies: Columbia Space Shuttle and BP Deepwater Horizon | |

L21 | Estimation of Damage of Collision and Grounding of Ships | |

L22 | Energy Absorption and Crashworthiness of Vehicles | Problem Set 10 Due |

R12 | Review for Quiz 3 | |

L23 | Review for Quiz 3 (continued) | |

Q3 | Quiz 3 |