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EN2210 Continuum Mechanics

Fall 2012


Allan Bower


An introduction to the mathematical foundations of continuum mechanics. Vectors and tensors, properties and basic operations. Kinematics of deformation. Conservation laws, thermodynamics. Stress. Constitutive equations. Elastic, viscous, and viscoelastic response. Linearization. Simple problems in finite and linear elasticity, and in Navier-Stokes flows. Creep and relaxation in linear viscoelasticity. Prerequisites: EN1750 or equivalent is recommended, and EN2010 is normally taken concurrently