ME622 Stability of Thin-Walled Structures Spring 2004
Instructor: Dr. Judah Ari-Gur, Room F-246, Tel.: (269) 276-3419, Fax: (269) 387-3421
Office hours: Mon. & Thur. 2-2:50
Textbook: (none. See Bibliography)
Bibliography: (list distributed in class)
Bifurcation buckling of flat circular and rectangular plates. Interaction curves for combined loads. Effects of boundary conditions. Behavior of initially imperfect plates under inplane compression. Post-buckling behavior. Buckling of stringer-stiffened plates. Axisymmetric and asymmetric buckling of circular cylinders. Imperfection sensitivity and collapse of cylindrical shells.
Prerequisite: ME 621.
Grading: Homework (20%)
FEA Research project (25%)
Final exam (30%) [Mon., 19 Apr., 2004, 7:15 p.m.]