Andrei Gusev: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Andrei Gusev
Dep. Materialwissenschaft
ETH Zürich, HCP F 43.2
Leopold-Ruzicka-Weg 4
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 30 35
RelationshipAdjunct Professor

327-0406-00LBasic Principles of Materials Physics Information
Planned to be offered for the last time in FS 2021.
5 credits2V + 3UA. Gusev
AbstractFoundations and applications of equilibrium thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, supplemented by an elementary theory of transport phenomena
ObjectiveThe course provides a solid working knowledge in thermodynamics (as the appropriate language for treating a variety of problems in materials science) and in statistical mechanics (as a systematic tool to find thermodynamic potentials for specific problems)
ContentThermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics
1. Introduction
2. Foundations of Thermodynamics
3. Applications of Thermodynamics
4. Foundations of Classical Statistical Mechanics
5. Applications of Classical Statistical Mechanics
6. Elementary Theory of Transport Phenomena
Lecture notesA guideline and a summary will be provided on the course website above.
Literature1. K. Huang, Introduction to Statistical Physics (CRC Press, New York, 2010)
2. R. Kjellander, Thermodynamics Kept Simple: A Molecular Approach (CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2016)
3. K. Huang, Statistical Physics (2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1987)
4. D. Chandler, Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics (Oxford University Press, New York, 1987)
327-0613-00LComputer Applications: Finite Elements in Solids and Structures Information
The course will only take place if at least 7 students are enrolled.
4 credits2V + 2UA. Gusev
AbstractTo introduce the Finite Element Method to the students with a general interest in the topic
ObjectiveTo introduce the Finite Element Method to the students with a general interest in the topic
ContentIntroduction; Energy formulations; Displacement finite elements; Solutions to the finite element equations; Linear elements; Convergence, compatibility and completeness; Higher order elements; Beam and frame elements, Plate and shell elements; Dynamics and vibration; Generalization of the Finite Element concepts (Galerkin-weighted residual and variational approaches)
Lecture notesAutographie
Literature- Astley R.J. Finite Elements in Solids and Structures, Chapman & Hill, 1992
- Zienkiewicz O.C., Taylor R.L. The Finite Element Method, 5th ed., vol. 1, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000