Course syllabus

Continuum Mechanics

FMEN20, 8 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-25

General Information

Elective for: F4, F4-bem, M4-bem, Pi4, Pi4-bs
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The examination of the course consists of written exam, compulsory hand in exercises and project work.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMEF01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Aylin Ahadi,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course might be offered in English.