Continuum Mechanics

Summary

Admission requirements

1. Degree of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.
2. At least 22.5 credits of Mathematics.
3. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school or equivalent
4. Passed courses:
• MT640A Materials Engineering, 7,5 hp

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2021, spring 2020

Course Code:
MT643A revision 1.1
Swedish name:
Kontinuummekanik
Level of specialisation
A1F
Main fields of study:
Materials Science
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
16 August 2018
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
01 January 2020
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
30 March 2017

Entry requirements

1. Degree of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.
2. At least 22.5 credits of Mathematics.
3. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school or equivalent
4. Passed courses:
• MT640A Materials Engineering, 7,5 hp

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is part of the main field of study Materials Science and meets the degree requirement for the degree of Master (Two Years), main field of study Materials Science.

Purpose

The course objective is for the student to develop knowledge of the theoretical tools available to describe the mechanics and thermodynamics of different types of continua.

Contents

The course covers the following:
• tensor algebra;
• kinematics for deformable solids;
• theories for finite and infinitesimal deformations;
• deformation and strain tensors;
• analysis of different states of stress;
• material and spatial descriptions; and
• fundamental mechanical and thermodynamic principles.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
Once the course is completed, the student shall:
• demonstrate the ability to describe the kinematics for deformation of solids and apply different strain and stress measurements; and
• demonstrate the ability to describe the fundamental principles for thermodynamics for deformable solids.


Skills and abilities
Once the course is completed, the student shall:
• demonstrate the ability to apply tensor expressions;
• demonstrate the ability to solve boundary value problems within finite and infinitesimal elasticity and apply mechanical principles to solve mechanical problems;
• demonstrate the ability to formulate physically reasonable constitutive laws for elastic solids; and
• demonstrate the ability to describe the physical and thermodynamic assumptions behind constitutive laws.


Judgement and approach
Once the course is completed, the student shall:
• demonstrate the ability to evaluate the physical and thermodynamic validity of constitutive laws for deformable elastic solids.

Learning activities

The course is comprised of lectures, exercises, seminars and independent study.

Assessments

Requirements for pass (grade A-E): Passed written exam (6 credits) and passed written assignments (1.5 credits).
The final grade is based on the written exam.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Recommended reading:
  • Gurtin, Morton E., Fried, Eliot. & Anand, Lallit. (2010). The mechanics and thermodynamics of continua. New York: Cambridge University Press

Course evaluation

The University provides students who are taking or have completed a course with the opportunity to share their experiences of and opinions about the course in the form of a course evaluation that is arranged by the University. The University compiles the course evaluations and notifies the results and any decisions regarding actions brought about by the course evaluations. The results shall be kept available for the students. (HF 1:14).

Interim rules

When a course is no longer given, or the contents have been radically changed, the student has the right to re-take the examination, which will be given twice during a one year period, according to the syllabus which was valid at the time of registration.

Other Information

The syllabus is a translation of a Swedish source text.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Technology and Society at the Materials Science and Applied Mathematics.

Further information

Martin Fisk, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657675

Application

29 March 2021 - 06 June 2021 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

30 March 2020 - 07 June 2020 Day-time 50% Malmö

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 16000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 16000 SEK

30 March 2020 - 07 June 2020 Day-time 50% Malmö Schedule This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 16000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 16000 SEK