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AERO 331. Aerospace Structural Analysis I. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: AERO 300, CE 207, and ME 212.

Deflection analysis. Principles of fictitious displacement, virtual work, and unit load method. Energy methods: Castigliano's theorem, Maxwell-Betti reciprocal theorem, minimum principles, Rayleigh-Ritz's method and Galerkin's method. Stress analysis of aircraft and spacecraft components. 4 lectures.