# 151-0515-00L Continuum Mechanics 2

Semester | Spring Semester 2023 |

Lecturers | E. Mazza, R. Hopf |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | English |

Abstract | An 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. |

Objective | To provide a modern introduction to the foundations of continuum mechanics and prepare students for further studies in solid mechanics and related disciplines. |

Content | 1. 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 notes | None. |

Literature | Recommended texts: (1) Nonlinear solid mechanics, G.A. Holzapfel (2000). (2) An introduction to continuum mechanics, M.B. Rubin (2003). |