Objective of this course is to give basic knowledge about the theories which are used to determine the displacement, strain and stress fields in elastic beams, plates and shells. For this purpose;
- The differences between theory of elasticity and structural theories are pointed out.
- Formulation of structural theories by using equilibrium as well as energy (variational) methods is demonstrated.
- Some exact and approximate solution methods which are used in certain types of beam, plate and shell problems are introduced.