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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 16.21 (Spring 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Techniques for Structural Analysis and Design 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Raul Radovitzky 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 16.21 Techniques for Structural Analysis and Design



    Spring 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features a wealth of resources, including practice exams, problem sets with solutions, and extensive lecture notes with supporting materials.


    Course Description


    This course introduces analysis techniques for complex structures and the role of material properties in structural design, failure, and longevity. Students will learn about the energy principles in structural analysis and their applications to statically-indeterminate structures and solid continua. Additionally, the course will examine matrix and finite-element methods of structured analysis including bars, beams, and two-dimensional plane stress elements. Structural materials and their properties will be considered, as will metals and composites. Other topics include modes of structural failure, criteria for yielding and fracture, crack formation and fracture mechanics, and fatigue and design for longevity. Students are expected to apply these concepts to their own structural design projects.


    Technical Requirements


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