Course Code: 5620523
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SYED TANVİR WASTİ
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to enable students to acquire the analytical and numerical methods needed for the solution of different types of plates and thin slabs.

Course Content

Classical theory of plates. Classification. Cylindrical bending. Pure bending. General small deflection theory. Boundary conditions. Applications of cartesian and polar coordinates. Approximate and numerical methods. Fundamentals of yield line theory of slabs. (R)

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing the course, the student will be able to express various types of loadings on a plate in terms of Fourier series, apply the Navier and Levy solutions for rectangular plates with different boundary conditions, obtain solutions for circular plates, understand and use energy solutions and the Rayleigh-Ritz method, briefly learn about plate stability, use finite difference methods to obtain plate deflections and moments, and also apply available finite-element programs to plate problems.