2.072 Mechanics of Continuous Media
Principles and applications of continuum mechanics. Kinematics of deformation. Thermomechanical conservation laws. Stress and strain measures. Constitutive equations including some examples of their microscopic basis. Solution of some basic problems for various materials as relevant in materials science, fluid dynamics, and structural analysis. Inherently nonlinear phenomena in continuum mechanics. Variational principles.
This class has 2.071 as a prerequisite.
2.072 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by L. Anand.
Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 1-246.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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