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ME 338: Continuum Mechanics

Introduction to vectors and tensors: kinematics, deformation, forces, and stress concept of continua; balance principles; aspects of objectivity; hyperelastic materials; thermodynamics of materials; variational principles.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3
Instructors: ; Lew, A. (PI); Shu, Y. (TA)

ME 338: Continuum Mechanics (CEE 292)

Introduction to vectors and tensors: kinematics, deformation, forces, and stress concept of continua; balance principles; aspects of objectivity; hyperelastic materials; thermodynamics of materials; variational principles. Prerequisite: CEE 291 or equivalent.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3

ME 338B: Continuum Mechanics

Constitutive theory; equilibrium constitutive relations; material frame indifference and material symmetry; finite elasticity; formulation of the boundary value problem; linearization and well-posedness; symmetries and configurational forces; numerical considerations.
Last offered: Spring 2007 | Units: 3
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