151-0525-00L  Dynamic Behavior of Materials

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersD. Mohr, C. Roth, T. Tancogne-Dejean
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
Comment“Note: previous course title until HS19 "Wave Propagation in Solids".


151-0525-00 VDynamic Behavior of Materials2 hrs
Fri10:15-12:00HG D 5.2 »
D. Mohr, C. Roth, T. Tancogne-Dejean
151-0525-00 UDynamic Behavior of Materials2 hrs
Fri12:15-14:00HG D 5.2 »
D. Mohr, C. Roth, T. Tancogne-Dejean

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AbstractLectures and computer labs concerned with the modeling of the deformation response and failure of engineering materials (metals, polymers and composites) subject to extreme loadings during manufacturing, crash, impact and blast events.
ObjectiveStudents will learn to apply, understand and develop computational models of a large spectrum of engineering materials to predict their dynamic deformation response and failure in finite element simulations. Students will become familiar with important dynamic testing techniques to identify material model parameters from experiments. The ultimate goal is to provide the students with the knowledge and skills required to engineer modern multi-material solutions for high performance structures in automotive, aerospace and naval engineering.
ContentTopics include viscoelasticity, temperature and rate dependent plasticity, dynamic brittle and ductile fracture; impulse transfer, impact and wave propagation in solids; computational aspects of material model implementation into hydrocodes; simulation of dynamic failure of structures;
Lecture notesSlides of the lectures, relevant journal papers and user manuals will be provided.
LiteratureVarious books will be recommended pertaining to the topics covered.
Prerequisites / NoticeCourse in continuum mechanics (mandatory), finite element method (recommended)

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersD. Mohr, C. Roth, T. Tancogne-Dejean
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe lab sessions are elements of compulsory performance assessments (Pass/Fail)
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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