Strength of Materials:
States of stress and strain. Stress and strain transformation. Mohr’s Circle. Principal stresses. Three-dimensional Hooke’s law. Plane stress and strain; Failure theories: Maximum stress, Tresca and von Mises; Strain energy. Castigliano’s principles. Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate trusses and beams. Elastic flexural buckling of columns.
Flight vehicle structures:
Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials. Torsion, bending and flexural shear of thin-walled sections. Loads on aircraft.
Free and forced vibrations of undamped and damped SDOF systems. Free vibrations of undamped 2-DOF systems.
Vibration of beams. Theory of elasticity: Equilibrium and compatibility equations, Airy’s stress function.