Credit only granted for ENAE788P or ENME808Z.
Review of basic concepts of linear elasticity and beam theory. Yield criteria. Introduction to thermoelasticity. Variational calculus and variational principles in elasticity. Principle of virtual work, principle of complimentary virtual work, principle of minimum potential energy, principle of minimum complimentary potential energy. Applications to beams and plates; strategies for obtaining approximate solutions. Buckling and shear deformations in beams and plates.