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Graduate Record 2007-2008 
    
Graduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

AM 620 - Energy Principles in Mechanics


Analyzes the derivation, interpretation, and application of the principles of virtual work and complementary virtual work to engineering problems; related theorems, such as the principles of the stationary value of the total potential and complementary energy, Castigliano’s Theorems, theorem of least work, and unit force and displacement theorems. Introduces generalized, extended, mixed, and hybrid principles; variational methods of approximation, Hamilton’s principle, and Lagrange’s equations of motion. Uses variational theorems to approximate solutions to problems in structural mechanics. Cross-listed as CE 620 and MAE 620. (Y)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Credits: 3