Introduction to Adaptable and Deployable Structures (ENG 100-180) – University of Michigan:

Course Topics: This class discusses novel concepts and advantages of adaptable and deployable structures in how they can be used to solve challenges related to buildings and civilization in the 21st century. The class discusses the design, analysis, and fabrication of different structures, including linkage-type systems that consist of bars and rotational joints, telescoping structures, origami-inspired structures, and inflatable systems. The first half of the semester is focused on mastering basic principles, including geometric design, kinematics (which describe how bodies move), structural forces, equilibrium, and stability. Through hands-on laboratory work, students learn multidisciplinary skills and concepts such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD), installation of actuators to drive motion, system control with an Arduino, and fabrication methods, including laser cutting and 3D printing. Building upon the new knowledge and skills, in the second half of the semester, student teams design, build, and test an adaptable and/or deployable structure that addresses a real-world problem.

Deployable and Reconfigurable Structures (CEE 501) – University of Michigan:

Course Topics: This course covers the theory, analysis, and design of deployable and reconfigurable structures. A review of existing and emerging structural systems will cover bar linkages, pantographs (scissor mechanisms), origami structures, and bi/multi-stable units. Conceptual topics will include deployment kinematics, stability, geometric constraints, mechanical behaviors, energy formulations, and matrix analysis of the systems. Practical areas discussed in the course will include structural design, material systems, actuation technologies, and fabrication methods. The course will include a student project to explore engineering applications of the structures in architecture, aerospace, robotics, and beyond.

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Structural Dynamics (CEE 511) – University of Michigan:

Course Topics: Dynamic equilibrium of structures. Response of a single degree of freedom system to dynamic excitation: free vibration, harmonic loads, pulses and earthquakes. Response spectra. Response of multi-degree of freedom systems. Seismic behavior of buildings and the basis of seismic building codes. Courses material are distributed on Canvas. 

Solid and Structural Mechanics (CEE 212) – University of Michigan:

Course Topics: Fundamental principles of solid and structural mechanics and their application in engineering disciplines. Covered: concepts of stress and strain, stress and strain transformations, axial, torsion, bending and combined loading and elastic deformations.

Structural Engineering (CEE 360) – University of Illinois :

Course Topics: Analysis, behavior, and design of trusses and framed structures under static loads; member forces in trusses, shear and moment diagrams, deflections, simple applications of the force method and slope-deflection; computer applications.

Prof. Filipov giving lectures