Structural Mechanics and Dynamics - AE2-213
An earlier course A.110 Introduction to Structural Analysis is extended. This course aims to demonstrate the different ways in which stresses can be introduced into structures. Design against excessive deformation failure is examined through the analysis of a number of simple structural components. The course provides a basis for courses in aircraft structures, structural mechanics and Finite Elements Analysis which are met in the third and later years of the degree course. The concept of presenting structural problems in matrix form is given and the flexibility and stiffness matrices introduced. Free and forced vibration solutions for continuous and discrete systems are presented. Buckling of perfect and imperfect struts is described.