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    Western Michigan University
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
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AE 5100 - Foundations of Structural Mechanics


Fundamental analysis techniques for aerospace structures. Analysis of stress and strain including linear elastic anisotropic materials. Multi-axial yield. Boundary value problems and an introduction to variational calculus. Energy methods for structural analysis including minimum potential. Castigliano’s theorems and other approximate methods.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: AE 4630 with a grade of “C” or better; or graduate standing.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: Open to upperclass and graduate students.



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