Ae 220

Theory of Structures

9 units (3-0-6)    |  first term
Prerequisites: Ae/AM/CE/ME 102 abc.

Fundamentals of buckling and stability, total potential energy and equilibrium approaches; snap-through and bifurcation instabilities; eigenvalues and eigenvectors of stiffness matrix; Rayleigh-Ritz estimates of buckling loads; buckling of rods; imperfection sensitivity; elastic-plastic buckling; buckling of plates and shells. Selected topics: localization and wrinkling of membranes and solids; stability landscapes for shells and other topics. Not offered 2023-24.

Instructor: Pellegrino