Continuum Mechanics

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

Derivation of the fundamental equations in continuum mechanics with special emphasis on the equations of fluids and gases.

Learning Outcomes

After completed course, the students are expected to be able to:

  • Explain central terms as material volume, particle and deformation tensor
  • Explain the difference between Eulerian and Lagrangian definition of the equations of motion
  • Derive conservation laws for mass, momentum, and energy on local and global form
  • Define the stress tensor and derive it for ideal and Newtonian fluids
  • Give models for simple motion in ideal and viscous fluids and analyze these
  • Explain the model of linear elasticity

Semester of Instruction

Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
MAT131 Differential Equations I, MAT212 Functions of Several Variables, and PHYS111 Mechanics I
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
M241: 6 ECTS
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
Oral examination
Grading Scale
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.