This course was originally offered in Course 13 (Department of Ocean Engineering) as 13.122. In 2005, ocean engineering subjects became part of Course 2 (Department of Mechanical Engineering), and this course was renumbered 2.082.

Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 3 sessions / week, 1 hour / session

I. Shear and Bending

  • Lecture 1: Shear and Bending
  • Lecture 2: Balance

II. Characteristics of Thin Walled Sections

  • Lecture 3: Bending Without Twist
  • Lecture 4: Pure Twist Open Section
  • Lecture 5: Pure Twist Closed Section
  • Lecture 6: Pure and Warping Torsion
  • Lecture 7: Calculation Of Section Properties - Open
  • Lecture 7a: Calculation of Section Properties Closed
  • Lecture 8: Shear Center - Closed Section
  • Lecture 8a: Shear Stress Multicell Section
  • Lecture 8b: St. Venant Torsion Multi-cell
  • Lecture 9a: Composite Sections
  • Lecture 9b: Shear Lag
  • Lecture 9c: Yield Criteria

III. Design Approach and Failure Analysis

  • Design Philosophy and Approach
  • Loads and Design Approach continued

IV. Plate Bending

  • Plate Bending Introduction
  • Plate Bending
  • Plate Bending Solution

V. Panel, Girder, Frame Bending Failure Analysis

  • Panel, Girder and Frame Limit States

VI. Buckling and Ultimate Strength of Columns

  • Buckling

VII. Buckling and Ultimate Strength of Plates

  • Plate Buckling

VIII. Buckling of Stiffened Panels

  • Buckling of Stiffened Panels

IX. Ultimate Strength of Stiffened Panels

  • Ultimate Strength of Stiffened Panels

X. Matrix, Grillage, and FEM Analysis

  • Intro to Matrix Analysis
  • Matrix Analysis continued
  • Pin-jointed Beam Example
  • Flexure Only Beam - General Method
  • Grillage Introduction Degrees of Freedom

Final Project