General Syllabus AEM 5501
Catalog Description: |
AEM 5501. Continuum Mechanics. (3.0 cr; prereq IT upper div or grad, 3031, Math 2243 or equiv or #) Concepts common to all continuous media; elements of tensor analysis; motion, deformation, vorticity; material derivatives; mass, continuity equation; balance of linear, angular momentum; geometric characterization of stress; constitutive equations. Effective: Fall 1999 |
Text:
References:
- at the bookstore for $9.95: Continuum Mechanics, by Chadwick, Dover Publications Inc.
- at the bookstore for $82.60 (same price as Amazon.com): Introduction to Mechanics of a Continuous Medium, by Malvern, Prentice Hall.
- Cartesian Tensors, by Sir H. Jefferys, Cambridge University Press, 1952.
- Schaum's Outline Series - Theory and Problems of Continuum Mechanics, by G. E. Mase, McGraw-Hill, 1970.
- Mechanics, By E. A. Fox, Harper and Row, 1967.
- A First Course in Continuum Mechanics, by Y. C. Fung, Prentice-Hall, 2nd ed., 1977.
- Continuum Mechanics, by P. G. Hodge, Jr., McGraw-Hill, 1970.
- Mechanics of Continua, by A. C. Eringen, John Wiley and Sons, 1967.
Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete the course will demonstrate the following outcomes by homework, quizzes and exams.
Course Outline
Week | Topic |
1. Cartesian tensors and indicial notation | |
2. Kinematics: strain measures, deformation rates, etc. | |
3. Balance Laws: Momentum, Energy and Mass | |
4. Constitutive equations | |
5. Field Theory Examples: Linear and Finite elasticity, ideal fluids, etc., as time permits. | |
Outcome Measurement:
Your grade will be determined by the following components:
- Homework=50%
- Midterm*=25%
- Final Exam*=25%
* No electronic devices may be used during this exam.
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