Course Description :

Mechanics of civil materials and structural components. Fundamentals of elasticity. Bending of beams, beam-columns, and thin plates. Energy methods for boundary value problems. Stability conditions. Failure criteria, introductory fracture mechanics, and plasticity theories.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Critique fundamental concepts of defamations, stress and strain, conservation laws and balance equations.
  • Investigate materials behavior using constitutive equations and apply failure criteria for different civil structural components.
  • Employ energy methods for different boundary value problems and loading conditions.
  • Solve issues such as axial, bending, and torsional stresses of beams, beam-columns, columns in soil, and thin plates.
  • Evaluate and characterize stability modes of failure in civil structural components, including buckling of thin elements.
  • Apply concepts of fracture mechanics and introductory plasticity theories in civil structural materials and components.
Course Prerequisite :
Graduate Standing
Hours & Credits :
3H, 3C