UE Mechanics of material

Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :


The course aims to provide the students with the basic concepts of mechanics of materials: classification of the different mechanical behaviours, elasticity and criteria formulations, plasticity, visco-plasticity.

Course program:

– Part I: Elasticity and criteria

  • Elasticity
  • Formulation of criteria
    • Based on the traction vector (stress vector)
    • Based on the stress tensor (invariants)

– Part II: Plasticity

  • Applications
  • Uniaxial loading
  • Multi-axial loadings
  • Flow rule and strain hardening
  • Examples

– Part III: Viscoplasticity

  • Applications
  • Uniaxial loading
  • 1D modelling
  • 3D modelling
  • Examples

Recommended prerequisite

Basics in solid mechanics