Checking date: 24/07/2018

Course: 2019/2020

Solid Mechanics
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)

Coordinating teacher: ARANDA RUIZ, JOSUE

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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
-- Elasticity -- Mechanics of Structures
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The student will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge on the mechanical behaviour of materials in plastic, viscoelastic and viscoplastic regimes. As a result of their learning, students will have acquired the ability to formulate and solve problems related to the calculation of structural elements whose material may have a plastic, viscoelastic or viscoplastic behaviour, evaluating the hypotheses and interpreting their results. Examples of this type of application are plastic part forming or energy absorption technology.
Description of contents: programme
Chapter 1. Introduction to Mechanical Behaviour of Materials (No. of sessions: 1) Chapter 2. Equations of Solids Mechanics (No. of sessions: 1) Chapter 3. Plasticity (No. of sessions: 5) Plastification Criteria. Strain Hardening. Equations of Plasticity. Theorems of plastic collapse. 2D plasticity. The Finite Element Method in Plasticity. Chapter 4. Viscoelasticity (No. of sessions: 2) Phenomenology Viscoelastic constitutive models based on linear analogies Principle of Correspondence and Hereditary Integrals Chapter 5. Viscoplasticity (No. of sessions: 2) Phenomenology Laws of stationary creep Viscoplastic constitutive models based on non-linear analogies Chapter 6. Introduction to Fracture Mechanics (No. of sessions: 1) Introduction to Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Bertram, A. (Albrecht). Elasticity and plasticity of large deformations: an introduction. Berlin: Springer. 2008
  • Dill, Ellis Harold. Continuum mechanics: elasticity, plasticity, viscoelasticity. Boca Raton (Florida): CRC Press. 2007
  • Lemaître, Jean. Mécanique des matériaux solides. París: Bordas. 1988
  • Ottosen & Ristinmaa. The mechanics of constitutive modeling. Elsevier. 2005
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