Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Introduction to continuum mechanics. Kinematics of deformation and the strain tensor. Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions. The stress tensor and equilibrium equations. Hooke’s law for isotropic media. Strong form of Boundary Value Problem (BVP) of solid mechanics. Weak form of BVP of solid mechanics. Derivation of finite element equations using weighted residuals. Development of 2D elements.
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