151-0513-00L Mechanics of Soft Materials and Tissues
|Autumn Semester 2017
|A. E. Ehret
|yearly recurring course
|Language of instruction
|Mechanics of Soft Materials and Tissues
|A. E. Ehret
|An introduction to concepts for the constitutive modelling of highly deformable materials with non-linear properties is given in application to rubber-like materials and soft biological tissues. Related experimental methods for materials characterization and computational methods for simulation are addressed.
|The objective of the course is to provide an overview of the wide range of non-linear mechanical behaviors displayed by soft materials and tissues together with a basic understanding of their physical origin, to familiarize students with appropriate mathematical concepts for their modelling, and to illustrate the application of these concepts in different fields in mechanics.
|Soft solids: rubber-like materials, gels, soft biological tissues
Non-linear continuum mechanics: kinematics, stress, balance laws
Mechanical characterization: experiments and their interpretation
Constitutive modeling: basic principles
Large strain elasticity: hyperelastic materials
Rubber-elasticity: statistical vs. phenomenological models
Biomechanics of soft tissues: composites, anisotropy, heterogeneity
Dissipative behavior: examples and the concept of internal variables.
|Accompanying learning materials will be provided or made available for download during the course.
G.A. Holzapfel, Nonlinear Solid Mechanics - A continuum approach for engineering, 2000
L.R.G. Treloar, The physics of rubber elasticity, 3rd ed., 2005
P. Haupt, Continuum Mechanics and Theory of Materials, 2nd ed., 2002
|Prerequisites / Notice
|A good knowledge base in continuum mechanics, ideally a completed course in non-linear continuum mechanics, is recommended.
|Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
|Performance assessment as a semester course
|A. E. Ehret
|Language of examination
|The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
|Mode of examination
|oral 30 minutes
|This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.
|No public learning materials available.
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|No information on groups available.
|There are no additional restrictions for the registration.
|Civil Engineering Master
|Major in Materials and Mechanics
|Mechanical Engineering Master
|Mechanics, Materials, Structures