ME 801  Continuum Mechanics








Course Description

Nonlinear continuum mechanics for solids and fluids. Kinematics of finite deformations. Measures of strain and stress. Finite rotations. Linearized kinematics and infinitesimal measures of deformations. Rates. Conservation laws for mass, momenta, and energy. Boundary value problem in continuum mechanics.


Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, 3rd ed.

Text Book Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, 3rd ed.
W Michael Lai (Author), David Rubin (Author), Erhard Krempl (Author)



Statics, Strength, Machine Design, Advanced Strength of

materials and applied elasticity



Prof Dr Bülent Ekici      

Room: MC 570


Tel: 0216-3480292 561

Office Hours 

To be announced.


Lecture Contents

Table of Contents

  Preface to the Third Edition  
  Preface to the First Edition  
  The Authors  
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Tensors 3
Ch. 3 Kinematics of a Continuum 79
Ch. 4 Stress 173
Ch. 5 The Elastic Solid 217
Ch. 6 Newtonian Viscous Fluid 348
Ch. 7 Integral Formulation of General Principles 427
Ch. 8 Non-Newtonian Fluids 462
  Appendix: Matrices 537
  Answer to Problems 543
  References 550


Grading Policy

Major exam #1                        %30  average of first 6 grade

Major exam #2                        %30  average of last 4 grade

Project                                  %10

Final Exam                              %30


Attendance %70


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