CIVIL-425 / 6 credits

Teacher(s): Molinari Jean-François, Lecampion Brice Tanguy Alphonse

Language: English


Summary

This course covers the fundamentals of continuum mechanics theory at the level of the graduate level and provide modern examples of applications in mechanics of fluids, solids and structures. It is adequate for students with a background in civil engineering, mechanical or material

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

  • Continuum mechanics (e.g. CIVIL-225)
  • Finite Elements (e.g. CIVIL-321)

 

Important concepts to start the course

  • Linear algebra, tensor analysis, numerical analysis
  • introductory course in mechanics of solids and fluids

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Conceptualize and formalize a boundary value problem in continuum mechanics.
  • Master the fundamental principles of continuum mechanics.

Transversal skills

  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.

Teaching methods

3 hours lectures -  either ex-cathedra or to discuss course notes for the week would need to be read prior to the class.

3 hours in exercise room or at home for homework - focused on the resolution of a problem previously described during the lecture.

 

Expected student activities

Student will be expected to be pro-active and read course material in advance. They will also need to finalize by themselves the solution of the problems given every week.

Assessment methods

During the semester

1 class presentation (analysis of a particular problem/application of continuum mechanics) (30% of the grade)

Oral exam (70% of the grade)

 

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes
Others

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Continuum mechanics and applications
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Continuum mechanics and applications
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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