About the course

The course objective is for the student to develop knowledge of the theoretical tools available to describe the mechanics and thermodynamics of different types of continua.

Course content

The course covers the following:

- tensor algebra;
- kinematics for deformable solids;
- theories for finite and infinitesimal deformations;
- deformation and strain tensors;
- analysis of different states of stress;
- material and spatial descriptions; and
- fundamental mechanical and thermodynamic principles.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Degree of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.

At least 22.5 credits of Mathematics.

The equivalent of English 6 in Swedish secondary school or equivalent


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

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