Academic Catalog

ES536 ENERGY METHODS

Course Code: 5610536
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Engineering Sciences
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MEHMET ZLF AIK
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Force Fields. Work. Principles of dynamics. Elements of calculus of variations, variational principles for discrete systems. Elements of the mechanics of continua. Hellinger, Reissner and Hamilton principles, Castigliano's theorem, theorems of work and reciprocity.Application to elastic rods, structural systems, elastic plates and shells. Stability.