Advanced Applied Mechanics is an important subject in designing civil
engineering structures. While this subject covers wide areas, this lecture
focuses the energy method, indeterminate structural analysis, buckling,
torsion, elastic plastic analysis and plastic design method for steel
structures. It is very important to learn how to analyze indeterminate
structures because most of the practical structures are indeterminate. It
is also important to find the ultimate strength of structures to perform
rational design of structures. The elastic plastic analysis is essential
in order to achieve this objective. In this lecture fundamental theory on
plastic design method is first taught, and a recent research paper is then
introduced as an advanced example of its application: the collapse of the
World Trade Center by the plane crash in New York City.
The lectures are given in Japanese and English. It may be difficult to
understand new ideas and theories in English. Try to read the handouts
carefully before and after lectures, and do many exercises by yourself.