Understanding the Physics of Structural Mechanics

To be able to perform advanced analyses of structures, it is important to understand their physics and how this translates into mathematical equations. This learning track is a collection of courses that can get you started on learning how solids behave. Many quantities exist to characterize the behavior of structures and each of them tells a story. A successful analysis identifies the appropriate quantities and the right method of extracting them. Having a strong understanding of physics and its interpretation using equations is key to this. In this learning track, we will proceed through courses that incrementally build a foundation for learning the fundamentals of solid mechanics. This learning track is a precursor to more advanced topics that can further your insight into applied solid mechanics.