Mar 22, 2023  
Graduate Record 2005-2006 
Graduate Record 2005-2006 [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