Course Description for Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Description: The course will cover the theory of solid and fluid continua, cartesian tensor theory, and kinematics of infinitesimal deformation. Relations between stress, strain, and strain rate for elastic, plastic, and viscous solids and for compressible and viscous fluids will be studied. General equations of continuum mechanics, integral forms, and their physical interpretation will be discussed. Equations and boundary conditions for elastic and viscoelastic solids and Newtonian fluids will be studied.