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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE834
Subject Title ENERGY METHODS IN STRUCTURAL MECHANICS

Syllabus

The variational principle and the derivation of the governing equations of static and dynamic systems – different energy methods: Rayleigh-Ritz, Galerkin etc. – applications: problems of stress analysis, determination of deflection in determinate and indeterminate structures, stability and vibrations of beams, columns and plates of constant and varying cross-sectional area.

Text Books
References

1. Langhaar, H. L., Energy Methods in Applied Mechanics, 2nd ed., Krieger Publishing Co. (1989).

2. Reddy, J. N., Energy and Variational Methods in Applied Mechanics, 2nd ed., Wiley (2002).

3. Tauchert, T. R., Energy Principles in Structural Mechanics, McGraw-Hill (1974).