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Module description - Continuum Mechanics

ECTS 3.0
Level basic
Overview Continuum mechanics is a branch of mechanics that deals with the analysis of the kinematics and the mechanical behavior of materials modeled as a continuous mass rather than as discrete particles. Solid state materials, fluids and gases are treated in a contiguous theoretical framework.

  • stress and strain
  • basic kinds of load (shear, bending, torsion)
  • hydrostatics und aerostatics
  • friction free currents
  • currents of real fluids and gases
Learning objectives The students are able

  • to judge the stability of simple mechanical device cases and to dimension them correctly.
  • to evaluate the occurring forces and pressures in resting and flowing liquids and gases
  • to describe the principle of dimensionless key figures and to quantify hydrodynamic situations with the aid of these figures

Previous knowledge
  • mechanics (mechW);
  • infinitesimal calculus (infr);
  • Exam format Final written exam
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