Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.01.2019 - 01.03.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Professor Juha Paavola

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III (spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The participant

 - recognizes and knows well the basics of three dimensional elasticity.

 - understands and grasps the energy and equilibrium approaches for formulating linear beam, plate and shell models.

 - is able to apply linear plate and shell models to various structural analyses and solve corresponding partial differential equations.

 - can analyze various rectangular and circular plate problems by solving relevant boundary value problems.

 - can analyze shells of revolution in membrane state.

 - understands the edge effects in the analysis of shells of revolution.



Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fundamentals of three dimensional elasticity.

Energy and equilibrium approach for formulating the linear plate and shell theories.

Analytical and numerical solution of governing partial differential equations of plate and shell structures.

Numerical and analytical solution of rectangular and circular plate structures.

Numerical and analytical solution of shells of revolution.


Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, home and lecture assignments and exams.


Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures: 2 double-hours per week (24)

Reading: 1 double-hours per week (12)

Theoretical exercises: 1 double-hour per week (12)

Theoretical home assignments: 10 hours per week (60)

Laboratory home assignments: 

Final exam and preparation: 4 + 16 hours (20)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture slides, home assignments and textbooks.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course CIV-E4090 Mechanics of Plate and Shell Structures can be replaced by course Rak-54.3110 Plate and Shell Structures.

Course Rak-54.3110 Plate and Shell Structures can be replaced by course CIV-E4090 Mechanics of Plate and Shell Structures.

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Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic courses of BSc level engineering mathematics, physics, computer science.

Common studies courses CIV-E1060 Engineering Computation and Simulation, CIV-E1020 Mechanics of Beam and Frame Structures, CIV-E1030 Fundamentals of Structural Design.

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