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Duke University

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

CE 520 - CONTINUUM MECHANICS


FALL 2018

Instructor:
Dr. T. Hueckel, Office: rm. # 164, Hudson Hall-Annex, phone: 660-5205
e-mail: hueckel@duke.edu;
http://www.cee.duke.edu/faculty/hueckel/index.php
http://www.duke.edu/~hueckel/

Class: Tu, Th, 3:05 – 4:20p, rm 201 (Hudson)


Office Hours: Monday, 3 – 4p

Textbook: Y. C. Fung and Pin Tong, Classical and computational solids mechanics, World
Scientific, 2001

Reference for homework: G. E. Mase, Continuum Mechanics, Schaum's Series,


McGraw-Hill, 2014, or 1997, 1994
J.G.Simmonds, A Brief on Tensor Analysis, 2 ed. Springer, 1994

Topics:

1. Index notation and tensor analysis in curvilinear coordinates ...... 14 hours


Transformation of coordinates. Einstein summation convention. Tensor
definition. Metric tensors. Covariant and contravariant tensors. Covariant and
contravariant differentiation.

2. Concept of stress. Stress tensor in curvilinear coordinates ............... 5 hours


Stress, motion, equilibrium, principal stress, invariants, stress space,
Mohr circle, deviator, deviator invariants and their interpretation.

3. Concept of strain. Strain tensor in curvilinear coordinates......................4 hours


Deformation gradients, strain tensors and their interpretation,
compatibility.

4. Conservation laws .............................................................…………..3 hours


Gauss theorem, material and space description, mass continuity.

5. Characterization of behavior of solids (experimental)........................... 2 hours


Ranges of idealized behavior of materials

6. Constitutive equations.........................................................................10 hours


Linear and non-linear elasticity, hypo-elasticity, plasticity, visco-plasticity,
damage and fracture theories
7. Coupled multi-physics processes and other current topics in mechanics of
materials................................................................................................2 hours

There will be two mid semester tests and a final examination. All will be
take home.
The first test will be held after we will be done with Section 1. The date
will be agreed some 10-7 days before the test. The second test will be
held after Section 3 and will cover Sec. 2 & 3.
The Final test will cover the material of the entire semester. It will be given
at the last days of the semester.

Homework is a substantial part of your work. The assignments will in general be given
weekly and collected for review. You are expected to turn in all the assignments. You
may miss only one in the entire semester.

Grading: Final grade = 0.25 (Test 1 + Test 2) + 0.30 Final Exam


+ 0.20 (Homework)