Checking date: 12/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)

Coordinating teacher: VARAS DOVAL, DAVID

Department assigned to the subject: Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 1. A systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of elasticity on real solids. 2. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve elasticity problems using established methods. 3. The ability to select and apply relevant analytic and modelling methods regarding the elastic behaviour. 4. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs in elastic regime to meet defined and specified requirements. 5. An understanding of design methodologies in elasticity, and an ability to use them. 6. The ability to design and conduct appropriate characterization experiments, interpret the data and draw conclusions. 7. Workshop and laboratory skills in Elasticity. 8. The ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods to solve problems in elastic regime. 9. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of Elasticity. 10. An understanding of applicable techniques and methods to solve problems in elastic regime, and of their limitations.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Chapter 1. Fundamentals (Number of sessions: 10) Subject 1 Equilibrium of deformable bodies Subject 2 Kinematic of deformable bodies Subject 3: Behaviour laws Chapter 2. Formulation of elasticity (Number of sessions: 3) Subject 4: Differential formulation Subject 5: Integral formulation Chapter 3. Plastification criteria (Number of sessions: 2) Subject 6: Plastification criteria: Tresca-Guest and Von Mises Chapter 4. Method of resolution (Number of sessions: 3) Subject 7: Finite element Method Chapter 5. Bidimensional elasticity (Number of sessions: 5) Subject 8: Bidimensional elasticity (I). Plain stress and strain states. Subject 9: Bidimensional elasticity (II). Polar coordinates. Chapter 6. Advanced concepts (Number of sessions: 2) Subject 10: Introduction to anisotropic elasticity Subject 11. Introduction to thermoelasticity
Learning activities and methodology
In each week one lecture session (master class) and one practical session (in reduced groups) will be taught. The first is geared to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, and the second to the acquisition of practical skills related to theoretical concepts. In addition to this sessions four laboratory practical sessions in reduced groups (maximum 20 students) will be impart. Students will have the possibility of individual tutorials. Also, could be tutoring sessions at 15th week of the course.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Barber, J. R. (James R.) . Elasticity. Springer. 2010
  • Chou, Pei Chi . Elasticity : tensor, dyadic and engineering approaches. Dover. 1992
  • Gould, Phillip L. Introduction to Linear Elasticity. Springer. 2013
  • Ortiz Berrocal, L. Elasticidad. Ed. McGraw Hill.
Additional Bibliography
  • Bickford W.. A first course in the finite element method. Irwin Ed.
  • Chandrupatla, T.; Belegundu D.. Introducción al estudio del elemento finito en ingeniería. Ed. P. Hall.
  • Doblaré Castellano, M. y Gracia Villa, L.. Fundamentos de la Elasticidad Lineal. Ed. Síntesis,.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.