Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
CONTINUUM MECHANICSFMEN20
Credits: 8. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. FMEN20 overlaps following cours/es: FMEF01. Optional for: F4, F4bem, M4bem, Pi4, Pi4bs. Course coordinator: Associate Prof. Aylin Ahadi, Aylin.Ahadi@mek.lth.se, Mechanics. Prerequisites: Basic courses in Engineering Mechanics, Linear Algebra and Calculus. Assessment: The examination of the course consists of written exam, compulsory hand in exercises and project work. Further information: The course might be offered in English. Home page: http://www.mek.lth.se.

Aim
The purpose of this course is to presents the classical theory of the mechanics of deformable bodies, i.e. continuum mechanics for solid, fluid and gaseous material bodies. The general concepts and principles of continuum mechanics are presented in the formulation of the conservation and balance equations combined with constitutive relations for material bodies. The course also gives an introduction to the algebra and analysis of Cartesian tensors.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
Deformation and the kinetics of the deformation of bodies, force and stresses in deformable bodies. General equations of conservation and balance for mass, momentum, linear momentum, force, energy and entropy.The relationship between global and local equations of balance. The theory of constitutive equations. Elastic solids and viscous fluids. Mixture theory. Examples of practical applications.

Literature
A.Ahadi, Lecture notes, E.Lundgren, Kontinuumsmekanik.
Mase & Mase: Continuum Mechanics for Engineers.