ME-437 / 5 credits

Teacher: Curtin William

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.


Summary

This course will cover major topics of importance and value for the application and understanding of Solid Mechanics, aiming especially at the micromechanical analyses of problems that connect small scale phenomena to macroscopic engineering performance.

Content

Keywords

Mechanics, Elasticity, Homogenization, Laminate theory, Composites, Fracture, Contact, Dislocations, Applied Mechanics, Theory, Computational Mechanics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

ME-331: Solid Mechanics, or equivalent course using tensor-based mechanics analyses

Important concepts to start the course

Definitiions of stress and strain

Mechanical equilibrium

Isotropic elasticity (Hooke's Law)

Boundary value problems in small-strain elasticity

Second-rank tensors: properties and applications in mechanics

Index notation

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Estimate elastic moduli of two-phase materials
  • Analyze stress and strains around inclusions
  • Compute stresses in laminated structures
  • Integrate concepts for failure
  • Design materials/microstructures with specified properties

Transversal skills

  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Write a scientific or technical report.

Teaching methods

Lectures on mechanics theory

Examples to illustrate theory and application

Exercises for cementing and applying new knowledge

Course will include project in each of the main course topics

Expected student activities

In-class participation

Collaborative problem solving

Execution of projects

 

Assessment methods

Graded projects during the semester

NO final examination

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Notes/Handbook

To be provided

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Advanced solid mechanics
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Advanced solid mechanics
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Advanced solid mechanics
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Advanced solid mechanics
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10GRA331    
10-11    
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17 CM1100
CM1103
   
17-18 CM1100
CM1103
   
18-19    
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Tuesday, 16h - 17h: Lecture CM1100
CM1103

Tuesday, 17h - 19h: Exercise, TP CM1100
CM1103

Monday, 9h - 11h: Lecture GRA331