Description of Individual Course Units
 Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit Year of Study Semester Number of ECTS Credits 9103065112007 Theory of Elastic Stability I Elective 1 1 8
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
 1 To comprehend the meaning of the elastic stability. 2 To determine buckling of the various structural elements. 3 To 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
 Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory 1 Buckling of the columns. 2 Euler buckling states. 3 Plastic buckling. 4 Approximate methods, Energy methods. 5 Finite difference method. 6 Buckling of column-beams. 7 Buckling of frames. 8 Torsional buckling. 9 Lateral buckling of beams. 10 Buckling of the plates. 11 Finite difference method in the buckling of the plates. 12 Bending of the circular cylindirical shells symmetrically loaded. 13 Buckling of the symmetrical shells subjected to axial compression. 14 Buckling of the symmetrical shells subjected to axial compression. 15 16
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 Activities Quantity Weight SUM 0 End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Weight SUM 0 SUM 0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None