University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Vm 510: Advanced Structural Analysis

General information

  • Degree program: Mechanical Engineering.
  • Credit hours: 3 credits.
  • Required/Elective course: Elective.
  • Pre-requisites: Vm 211 Introduction to Solid Mechanics and Vm 311 Strength of Materials.
  • Terms offered: Fall.
  • Cognizant faculty:
  • Potential instructors: Olivier Bauchau.
  • Textbook/Required material: Bauchau, O.A. and Craig, J.I.:  Structural Analysis with Application to Aerospace Structures. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. 2009.


Introduction to yield criteria and plasticity. Introduction to thermoelasticity. Saint Venant’s theory for torsion. Shear deformations in beams. Kirchhoff and Mindlin plates theories; deflection, buckling and vibration of rectangular and circular plates.