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Topics in Continuum Mechanics

Lecturer: 
Giovanni Noselli
Course Type: 
PhD Course
Academic Year: 
2018-2019
Period: 
October - February
Duration: 
60 h
Description: 
  • Reminders on Linear Algebra and Tensor Calculus
  • Kinematics of deformable bodies
  • Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions of motion
  • Balance laws of continuum mechanics: conservation of mass, balance of linear and angular momentum, energy balance and dissipation inequality
  •  Constitutive equations
  •  Fluid dynamics: the Navier Stokes equations
  •  Solid mechanics: nonlinear and linearized elasticity
  •  Selected topics from the mechanics of biological systems
 
Books:
  • M. Gurtin, Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, Academic Press, 1981
  • M. Gurtin, L. Anand, and E. Fried, The Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Continua, Cambridge UP, 2010
Location: 
A-133 on Wednesdays. A-134 on Thursdays.
Location: 
TBC(to be checked)

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