Teaching language: English
Application code: 03114
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule:
C+
Module 

Credit distribution 

Examination dates 
Sp1 
Sp2 
Sp3 
Sp4 
Summer course 
No Sp 
0111 
Examination 
7,5 c 
Grading: TH 

7,5 c







29 Oct 2020 pm J

07 Jan 2021 pm J, 
26 Aug 2021 am J 
In programs
MPENM ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPENM ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPAUT AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPAME APPLIED MECHANICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)
Examiner:
Magnus Ekh
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Eligibility
General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.
Specific entry requirements
English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.
Course specific prerequisites
Linear algebra, Calculus in several variables, Mechanics, Solid mechanics and Fluid mechanics.
Aim
The course provides an introduction to the mechanics of continuous media with particular focus on solids. An important part of the course is the derivation and understanding the general field equations in three dimensions. These equations provide a generic basis for solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and heat transport. To be able to formulate the equations in three dimensions Cartesian tensors and the index notation will be used. The role of constitutive equations in distinguishing different types of problem will be emphasized. In particular, linear elasticity is used for different structural elements such as beams, plates and shells. Energy methods are introduced to show important concepts and phenomena in linear elasticity such as superposition and reciprocity. The relation between energy methods and the finite element method is shown. A short introduction to the finite element method is given in terms of both running a commercial software and of own programming in Matlab.
Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)
 Manipulate tensor expressions using index notation, and use the divergence theorem and the transport theorem.
 Derive the equations of continuity, momentum and energy for a continuum.
 Extract essential aspects of a given stress state, such as principal values, principal directions, hydrostatic stress, deviatoric stress, stress vector on a plane, etc.
 Account for the role of a constitutive equation and determine its nature (e.g. solid/fluid, incompressible etc)
 Formulate linear constitutive equations: Hookean solid, Newtonian fluid, Fourier s law
 Formulate Hooke's law for general three dimensional stressstrain condition with specialization to plane stress and plane strain.
 Formulate the boundary value problem for equilibrium of a continuum with boundary conditions.
 Derive and utilize Clapeyron's theorem and reciprocity relations.
 Derive the weak form (virtual work formulation) of linear momentum and show how it is used in the finite element method.
 Establish the principle of minimum potential energy for linear elasticity and show the relation to the weak form.
 Derive the plate equation together with proper boundary conditions and specialize to axisymmetry.
 Derive the buckling loads for a rectangular plate.
 Derive equilibrium equations for membrane condition of axisymmetric shells.
 Formulate the kinematic assumption, equilibrium equations and the deflection of cylindrical shells subjected to membrane and bending condition.
Content
Index notation; Tensors; Principal values and directions; Spatial derivatives and divergence theorem; Stress tensor; Eulerian and Lagrangian description of motion; The field equations of continuity, momentum and energy; Constitutive equations: Fourier's law, viscous fluids, elastic solids; Elastic solids; Superposition and reciprocity; Potential energy; Virtual work formulation; Finite element method; Plates; Buckling; Shells.
Organisation
Lectures, tutorials, assignment supervision
Literature
Lecture notes.
Examination including compulsory elements
To pass the course the student must pass three assignments and a written exam. The grade is determined by the written exam.