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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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MANE 6250 - Continuum Mechanics

General curvilinear coordinates, determinants, diagonalization of symmetric matrices, polar decomposition theorem. Description of finite deformation and motion, convected coordinates. Conservation equations, Cauchy and Piola-Kirchhoff stress tensors and equations of motion. Boundary conditions. Thermodynamics of continua, invariance principles, objective tensors. Constitutive equations, nonlinear elasticity, thermoelasticity, heat conducting fluids. Linearizations. Variational derivation of the equations of nonlinear elasticity.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: MANE 6170 Mechanics of Solids or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Spring term odd-numbered years.

Credit Hours: 3

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