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CIVE.5120 Structural Stability (Formerly 14.512)

Id: 035733 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


This course provides a concise introduction to the principles and applications of structural stability for their practical use in the design of steel frame structures. Concepts of elastic and plastic theories are introduced. Stability problems of structural members including columns, beam-columns, rigid frames, and beams are studied. Approaches in evaluating stability problems, including energy and numerical methods, are also addressed.

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