The course covers fundamental concepts of continuum mechanics, including internal resultants, displacement fields, stress, and strain.
While emphasizing analytical techniques, the course also provides an introduction to computing environments (MATLAB) and numerical methods (Finite Elements).
This course is based on the first subject in solid mechanics for MIT Mechanical Engineering students. Join them and learn how to predict linear elastic behavior, and prevent structural failure, by relying on the notions of equilibrium, geometric compatibility, and constitutive material response.
What you'll learn:
- to calculate internal stress and strain fields in loaded structures
- to predict the deformation of loaded structures
- to design structural elements so as to prevent failure
- to use numerical methods (MATLAB) in structural engineering application
- to use a Finite Element interface to explore more complex structural behavior