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Graduate Record 2005-2006 
Graduate Record 2005-2006 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

CE 620 - Energy Principles in Mechanics

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, Castigiliano’s Theorems, theorem of least work, and unit force and displacement theorems. Introduction to generalized, extended, mixed, and hybrid principles. Variational methods of approximation, Hamilton’s principle, and Lagrange’s equations of motion. Approximate solutions to problems in structural mechanics by use of variational theorems. Cross-listed as AM 620, MAE 620. (Y)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Credits: 3