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  • 10:16 PM, Friday, 22 Oct 2021

Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE831
Subject Title Continuum Mechanics


Review of tensor algebra – tensor analysis – concept of continuum – kinematics of a deformable body – deformation and strain – motion and flow – analysis of stress-stress tensors – conserva- tion laws, mass and momentum conservation – continuum thermodynamics – first and second laws applied to a continuum – Clausius-Duhem inequality – constitutive relations – applications.

Text Books

1. Gurtin, M. E., Fried, E., and Anand, L., The Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Continua , Cambridge Univ. Press (2009).

2. Jog, C. S., The Foundations and Applications of Continuum Mechanics , Narosa Publica- tions (2002).

3. Mase, G. E., Continuum Mechanics , Schaum’s Outline Series, McGraw-Hill (1969).

4. Spencer, A. J. M., Continuum Mechanics , Dover (2004).

5. Malvern, L. E., Introduction to Mechanics of a Continuous Medium , Prentice Hall (1969).

6. Chadwick, P., Continuum Mechanics: Concise Theory and Problems , Dover (1999).