MENU

You are here

Topics in Continuum Mechanics

Lecturer: 
Course Type: 
PhD Course
Academic Year: 
2022-2023
Period: 
October-February
Duration: 
60 h
Description: 
  • Reminders on linear algebra and tensor calculus
  • Kinematics of deformable bodies
  • Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions of motion
  • Balance laws of continuum mechanics: conservation of mass, balance of linear and angular momentum, energy balance and dissipation inequality
  • Constitutive equations
  • Fluid dynamics: the Navier Stokes equations
  • Solid mechanics: nonlinear and linearized elasticity
  • Selected topics from the mechanics of biological systems

 Books:

  • M. Gurtin, Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, Academic Press, 1981
  • M. Gurtin, L. Anand, and E. Fried, The Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Continua, Cambridge UP, 2010
  • D. Bigoni, Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, Bifurcation Theory and Material Instability, Cambridge UP, 2012
  • P. Podio-Guidugli, Continuum Thermodynamics, Springer, 2019

 

Location: 
A-133
Next Lectures: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 11:00 to 13:00
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 11:00 to 13:00
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 11:00 to 13:00
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 11:00 to 13:00
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 11:00 to 13:00
Thursday, December 22, 2022 - 11:00 to 13:00
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 11:00 to 13:00
Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 11:00 to 13:00
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 11:00 to 13:00
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 11:00 to 13:00
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 11:00 to 13:00
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 11:00 to 13:00
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 11:00 to 13:00
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 11:00 to 13:00

Sign in