151-0515-00L  Continuum Mechanics 2

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersE. Mazza, R. Hopf
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0515-00 VContinuum Mechanics 22 hrs
Thu10:15-12:00NO C 44 »
E. Mazza, R. Hopf
151-0515-00 UContinuum Mechanics 21 hrs
Thu12:15-13:00NO C 44 »
E. Mazza

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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).

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersE. Mazza, R. Hopf
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
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