Postgraduate course

Continuum Mechanics

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeMAT252
  • Number of semesters1
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Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

Derivation of the fundamental equations in continuum mechanics with special emphasis on the equations of fluids and gases.

Learning Outcomes

After completed course, the students are expected to be able to:

  • Explain central terms as material volume, particle and deformation tensor
  • Explain the difference between Eulerian and Lagrangian definition of the equations of motion
  • Derive conservation laws for mass, momentum, and energy on local and global form
  • Define the stress tensor and derive it for ideal and Newtonian fluids
  • Give models for simple motion in ideal and viscous fluids and analyze these
  • Explain the model of linear elasticity

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

MAT131 Differential Equations I, MAT212 Functions of Several Variables, and PHYS111 Mechanics I

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance


Forms of Assessment

Written exam. It may be oral examination if less than 20 students attend the course.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.


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