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This page focuses on the course 2.080J Structural Mechanics as it was taught by Prof. Tomasz Wierzbicki in Fall 2013.
This course teaches students fundamental concepts of structural mechanics with applications to marine, civil, and mechanical structures.
This course is designed to provide substantial coverage of material required for the doctoral qualifying exam in structures.
Every fall semester
The students' grades were based on the following activities:
This is a graduate-level course, but advanced undergraduates may also enroll.
Students from the mechanical engineering and the civil engineering departments took this course.
During an average week, students were expected to spend 12 hours on the course, roughly divided as follows: