MNE 452: Mechanics of Material II
After reviewing the development of the flexure formula, the stress equation is derived for unsymmetrical bending. Curved beams loaded in the plane of curvature are analyzed as are beams with combined axial and lateral loadings. The general equation for beams on elastic foundations and its applications are studied. Stresses and deflections due to dynamic loads are examined. The basic equations of elasticity are developed and two-dimensional problems analyzed using Airy's stress function. Solutions are compared to strength of materials results. Energy methods are discussed. The Lagrange plate equation is derived and plates fabricated from modern composite materials are discussed.