ME-201 / 4 credits

Teacher: Kolinski John Martin

Language: English


Summary

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.

Content

Keywords

Kinematics, Dynamics, Solid, Fluid

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

  • Linear algebra
  • Mechanics of structures I
  • Mechanics of structures II
  • Analysis III
  • Analysis IV

Recommended courses

 

 

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

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra lectures and exercise sessions

Assessment methods

Two written tests during the semester with 55% and 45% contributions to the final grade

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

John Botsis & Michel Deville, Mécanique des milieux continus: une introduction, Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2006.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

  • 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

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