Stability of Structures

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration2 SWS
TermWintersemester 2023/24
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After participating in this lecture the students can understand characteristic stability phenomena and their mechanical basis in terms of differential equations. After finishing the exercises students can analyse the stability characteristics of structures using mechanical models.


Thematic outline: - Introduction and motivation - Stability phenomena - 2nd order analysis - Non-linear effects - Stress problem - Buckling - Prandtl's problem - Torsional buckling - Lateral-torsional buckling - Stability of plates and shells