Course: Mechanics of the Continuum

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Course title Mechanics of the Continuum
Course code KTT/D133
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Henyš Petr, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Čapek Lukáš, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- Mathematical background of continuum mechanics - vector, matrices - Mathematical background of continuum mechanics - tensor - Definition of strain tensor - deformation gradient, strain tensor of small deformation, Green and Almanasi stain tensor, invariants - Definition of stress tensor - conjugated pairs - Equation of continuity, Cauchy equation of equilibrium - Elastic behaviour of materials - constitutive equations - Viscoelastic behaviour - constitutive equations

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Independent creative and artistic activities
Learning outcomes
The scope of this subject offers to a student not only theoretical background of continuum mechanics, but also practical applications
The student will acquire detailed knowledge of the subject in the area according to the approval of the Branch Board

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

oral examination before a committee appointed by the Dean. Written work in the recommended range of 20 pages.
Recommended literature
  • Brdička M.,Samek L., Sopko B. Mechanika kontinua. Academia, 2000. ISBN 80-200-0772-5.
  • HOLZAPFEL G. Nonlinear solid mechanics: A continuum approach for engineering. Wiley, 2001. ISBN 978-0-471-82319-3.
  • Stříž B. Mechanika textilií, I část - Základy mechaniky kontinua. Liberec, 2001.

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