2.081 Plates and Shells: Static and Dynamic Analysis


Class Info

Stress-strain relations for plate and shell elements. Differential equations of equilibrium. Energy methods and approximate solutions. Bending and buckling of rectangular plates. Post-buckling and ultimate strength of cold formed sections and typical stiffened panels used in aerospace, civil, and mechanical engineering; offshore technology; and ship building. Geometry of curved surfaces. General theory of elastic, axisymmetric shells and their equilibrium equations. Buckling, crushing and bending strength of cylindrical shells with applications. Propagation of 1-D elastic waves in rods, geometrical and material dispersion. Plane, Rayleigh surface, and 3-D waves. 1-D plastic waves. Response of plates and shells to high-intensity loads. Dynamic plasticity and fracture. Application to crashworthiness and impact loading of structures.

This class has 2.071, and 2.080J as prerequisites.

2.081 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by T. Sapsis.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 5-134.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 2.081 was rated 5.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Plates and Shells site or on the 2.081 Stellar site.

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