Edoardo Mazza: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2023

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Edoardo Mazza
FieldMechanics
Address
Institut für Mechanische Systeme
ETH Zürich, LEE N 210
Leonhardstrasse 21
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 55 74
E-mailmazza@imes.mavt.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.ecm.ethz.ch
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
151-0515-00LContinuum Mechanics 24 credits2V + 1UE. Mazza, R. Hopf
AbstractAn introduction to finite deformation continuum mechanics and nonlinear material behavior. Coverage of basic tensor- manipulations and calculus, descriptions of kinematics, and balance laws . Discussion of invariance principles and mechanical response functions for elastic materials.
ObjectiveTo provide a modern introduction to the foundations of continuum mechanics and prepare students for further studies in solid
mechanics and related disciplines.
Content1. Tensors: algebra, linear operators
2. Tensors: calculus
3. Kinematics: motion, gradient, polar decomposition
4. Kinematics: strain
5. Kinematics: rates
6. Global Balance: mass, momentum
7. Stress: Cauchy's theorem
8. Stress: alternative measures
9. Invariance: observer
10. Material Response: elasticity
Lecture notesNone.
LiteratureRecommended texts:
(1) Nonlinear solid mechanics, G.A. Holzapfel (2000).
(2) An introduction to continuum mechanics, M.B. Rubin (2003).
151-1550-00LSeminar in Mechanics0 credits2SG. Haller, E. Mazza
AbstractCurrent problems in theoretical, numerical and experimental mechanics from academia and industry.
ObjectiveCurrent problems in theoretical, numerical and experimental mechanics from academia and industry.