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

MAE 620 - Energy Principles in Mechanics

Analyzes the derivation, interpretation, and application to engineering problems of the principles of virtual work and complementary virtual work; 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; and approximate solutions to problems in structural mechanics by use of variational theorems. Cross-listed as CE 620. (IR)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Credits: 3