Linear Elasticity


This course is part of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) Master of Science in Engineering Online (MSOL) program.  It is available only to students pre-approved by HSSEAS.  For more information visit


About this course:

MAE 256A Linear Elasticity (Instructor: Prof. Mal. A.) (Same as Civil Engi­neering M230A.) Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 156A or 166A. Linear elastostatics. Cartesian tensors; infinitesimal strain tensor; Cauchy stress tensor; strain energy; equilibri­um equations; linear constitutive relations; plane elastostatic problems, holes, corners, inclusions, cracks; three-dimensional problems of Kelvin, Bouss­inesq, and Cerruti. Introduction to boundary integral equation method.  

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