ME-201 / 4 credits
Teacher: Kolinski John Martin
The student acquires the basic operations of indicial notation, orthogonal transformation, Cartesian tensors; various deformation and stress tensors; conservation laws; constitutive equations for simple fluids and solids with examples on Newtonian fluids and linear elastic solids.
The course elaborates on the generalization of rational mechanics to the continuum mechanics and deduces the conservation laws as well as the materials constitutive behaviour. The main chapters of the course cover the following points: cartesian tensors, kinematics and dynamics of continuous media, energy, constitutive laws, applications to solids and fluids.
Kinematics, Dynamics, Solid, Fluid
- Linear algebra
- Mechanics of structures I
- Mechanics of structures II
- Analysis III
- Analysis IV
Important concepts to start the course
- Apply the concepts of rigid and deformable body mechanics and of continuum mechanics to model and analytically solve problems of statics, structural stress analysis or simple mechanisms
- Apply the principle of statics and structural mechanics to analyse and design assemblies of simple mechanical elements in the framework of statics, buckling; compute thermal stresses for simple cases
By the end of the course, the student must be able to:
- Model and analytically solve problems of statics, structural stress analysis or simple mechanisms, S1
- Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
Ex cathedra lectures and exercise sessions
Two written tests during the semester with 55% and 45% contributions to the final grade
John Botsis & Michel Deville, Mécanique des milieux continus: une introduction, Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2006.
Ressources en bibliothèque
- incompressible fluid mechanics
- solid mechanics
In the programs
- Semester: Spring
- Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
- Subject examined: Continuum mechanics
- Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
- Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks