Continuum Mechanics

Motion of materials modeled as a continuous mass rather than as discrete particles.

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Nonlinear elasticity theory plays a fundamental role in modeling the mechanical response of many polymeric and biological materials. This course begins with an overview of continuum mechanics theory and proceeds to specialise the material to the needs of modelling nonlinear elastic materials. It concludes with a look at how the ...

Instructor: Dr. Harish Narayanan, Mechanics Academy

Topics covered: Programming, FEniCS Software, Finite Element Method, Nonlinear Elasticity, Tensor Calculus, Time-stepping schemes, Material Modelling

Course level: Graduate

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