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 2.080 as prerequisites.

2.081 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is 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.

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