Teaching Staff:
D. Manolakos, P. Kostazos

Course Description:
Fundamentals of Structural Plasticity. Theorems of Limit Analysis. Limit analysis of bar structures. Limit analysis of plates and shells. Residual strength of structures in the plastic domain. Strain-rate effects. Crashworthiness of thin-walled structures. Impact energy-absorbing systems. Design and construction of active and passive safety systems. Crash tests.
Laboratory exercises:
1. Static collapse of thin-walled structures.
2. Dynamic collapse of thin-walled structures.

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