2.071 Mechanics of Solid Materials
Fundamentals of solid mechanics applied to the mechanical behavior of engineering materials. Kinematics of deformation, stress, and balance principles. Isotropic linear elasticity and isotropic linear thermal elasticity. Variational and energy methods. Linear viscoelasticity. Small-strain elastic-plastic deformation. Mechanics of large deformation; nonlinear hyperelastic material behavior. Foundations and methods of deformable-solid mechanics, including relevant applications. Provides base for further study and specialization within solid mechanics, including continuum mechanics, computational mechanics (e.g., finite-element methods), plasticity, fracture mechanics, structural mechanics, and nonlinear behavior of materials.
2.071 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by L. Anand.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 1-150.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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