ME-331 / 4 credits

Teacher: Curtin William

Language: English


Summary

Model the behavior of elastic, viscoelastic, and inelastic solids both in the infinitesimal and finite-deformation regimes.

Content

Keywords

Large deformations, Elasticity, Viscoelasticity, Plasticity.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

  • Mechanics of Structures II (ME-232)
  • Mechanics of continuous media (ME-201)

Recommended courses

 

 

Important concepts to start the course

Theory of ordinary differential equations

Theory of partial differential equations

Vector/Tensor operations and properties

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Model and analytically solve simple problems of statics and stress analysis, S1
  • Identify the constitutive behaviour of a material from the results of a mechanical test and choose a suitable test standard, S5
  • Model with analytical or numerical tools the nonlinear response of structures and materias, S12

Transversal skills

  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra

Expected student activities

Homework

Assessment methods

There will be a midterm exam worth 40% and a written final exam worth 60% of the grade.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

A. Bower, Applied Mechanics of Solids, CRC Press, 2009

Websites

Prerequisite for

Computational Solid and Structural Dynamics (ME-473)

Fracture mechanics (ME-432)

Mechanics of composites (ME 430)

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Solid mechanics
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Solid mechanics
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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