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Elements of Structures

A first course on statics and on the mechanical behavior of structural elements.

Start Date: Jun 03, 2014
Cost: Free


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About this Course Note - This is an Archived course This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course. 2.01x is a first course on the mechanical behavior of deformable structural elements. It introduces principles of structural analysis in applications to essential load-bearing elements, such as bars in axial loading, axisymmetric shafts in torsion, and symmetric beams in bending. The course covers fundamental concepts of continuum mechanics, including internal resultants, displacement fields, stresses, and strains. While emphasizing analytical techniques, the course also provides an introduction to computing environments (MATLAB) and numerical methods (Finite Elements). The students will learn to predict linear elastic structural behavior, and prevent failure, by relying on the notions of equilibrium, geometric compatibility, and constitutive material response.


  • Dates: Jun 03, 2014
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Mungo Aitken, Martin Segado, Alexie M. Kolpak, Simona Socrate
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: EdX

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