16.20 Structural Mechanics

Class Info

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.

This class has 16.001 as a prerequisite.

16.20 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by P. A. Lagace.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 33-418.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Structural Mechanics site or on the 16.20 Stellar site.

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