Mechanics of structures

Mechanics of structures

Mechanics of structures is a field of study within applied mechanics that investigates the behavior of structures under mechanical loads, such as bending of a beam, buckling of a column, torsion of a shaft, deflection of a thin shell, and vibration of a bridge.

Major topics

* Trusses
* Beam theory
* Buckling
* Torsion
* Plates and shells
* Structural instability
* Structural dynamics
* Earthquake engineering


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