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ARCE 502. Nonlinear Structural Behavior I. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: ARCE 306 and ARCE 353.

Principles, concepts, and behavior of structures loaded beyond their linear-elastic limit. Elastic-plastic behavior of truss, beam, and frame structures. Buckling and post-buckling behavior of columns. Behavior of beam-columns and the principle of superposition. Second-order elastic behavior of frames. 3 lectures.