Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9103065112007Theory of Elastic Stability IElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Determination of the boundary of the quilibrium solution method in applied mechanic, to provide safety in the project of engineering structures and obtain approximate solution when the exact solution is not available.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Yeliz PEKBEY
Learning Outcomes
1To comprehend the meaning of the elastic stability.
2To determine buckling of the various structural elements.
3To solve the stability problems by mathematical models.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Buckling of the columns, Approximate methods in buckling, Column beams, buckling of the frames, torsional buckling, lateral bucking of beams, buckling of the cylindrical shells under axial loading.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Buckling of the columns.
2Euler buckling states.
3Plastic buckling.
4Approximate methods, Energy methods.
5Finite difference method.
6Buckling of column-beams.
7Buckling of frames.
8Torsional buckling.
9Lateral buckling of beams.
10Buckling of the plates.
11Finite difference method in the buckling of the plates.
12Bending of the circular cylindirical shells symmetrically loaded.
13Buckling of the symmetrical shells subjected to axial compression.
14Buckling of the symmetrical shells subjected to axial compression.
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Recommended or Required Reading
1) Chajes, A. 1974; Principle of Structural Stability Theory, Prentice-Hall, Englewood, N.J. 2) Timoshenko, S.P. Gere, J.M., 1961; Theory of Elastic Stability, McGraw-Hill, New York. 3) Simitses, G. An Introduction to the Elastic Stability of Structures, Prentice-Hall Englewood, N.J.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation3515
Self Study1410140
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)233
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO34    4 4    4 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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