ME-201 / 3 credits

Teacher: Kolinski John Martin

Language: English


Summary

Continuum conservation laws (e.g. mass, momentum and energy) will be introduced. Mathematical tools, including basic algebra and calculus of vectors and Cartesian tensors will be taught. Stress and deformation tensors will be applied to examples drawn from linear elastic solid mechanics.

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

  • A valid theory must be objective. We define an observer, and discuss objectivity in detail.
  • All the same conservation laws introduced in prior coursework must be derived for continua. We provide these derivations by illustration.

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.

Barenblatt, G. I. Flow Deformation and Fracture. Cambridge, 2014.

Lai, Rubin and Krempl An Introduction to Continuum Mechanics. Amsterdam, 2010.

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: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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