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    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  Dec 16, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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AE 6216 - Structural Stability

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course presents structural stability analysis for members and multistory frames. Topics include torsional buckling of beams; plate buckling; modeling structural stability with the finite element method; and post-buckling behavior. (prereq: AE 6210  or CV 6210 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Determine column buckling behavior and torsional buckling capacity of beams 
  • Determine plate buckling capacities 
  • Model structural stability with the finite element method

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Finite element analysis

Course Topics
  • Structural stability 
  • Buckling behavior, torsional buckling 
  • Plate buckling 
  • Modeling 
  • Post-buckling behavior

Richard A. DeVries

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