Principles of Continuum Mechanics and Transport

ENG BE 419

This is an introductory course that presents the subjects of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and transport phenomena in a unified form using the conservation principles (laws of physics) and the mathematical framework of vectors, tensors and matrices. The basic concepts of strain, stress, conservation of mass, momenta and energy, constitutive laws, and applications to solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, diffusion processes and heat transfer will be presented. Illustrative examples from engineering and applied sciences will be provided with each topic. The course will prepare students for advanced courses in traditional fields (elasticity, fluid mechanics, viscoelasticity, poroelasticity, rheology, transport phenomena) as well as emerging fields (nanotechnology, biotechnology, computational mechanics). 4 cr

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