**Objective**: In many industrial sectors, such as transport, energy, health, exploitation of natural resources..., mechanics of solid materials has an important impact. It can be an important component in decision-making, whether to understand problems or for the optimization of in use materials. In different scientific disciplines, global vision and local perceptions are often in conflict. For solid mechanics this tension is reflected in the formulation of the equilibrium equations (in case of quasi-static transformations) supplemented with local constitutive equations. There is a possible source of inspiration for other scientific disciplines where the effect of boundary conditions is not negligible.

The main objective of this course is to develop an inductive approach to the mechanics of solid materials by implementing the following steps: observation, hypothesis formulation, modeling in the form of partial differential equations, solving equations taking into account the boundary conditions, comparison between predictions and measurements. We are particularly interested in the theory of beams, the rheology of materials, hyperelasticity, fracture mechanics and buckling.

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**Programme**: We are particularly interested in the theory of beams, the rheology of materials, hyperelasticity, fracture mechanics and buckling.

**Requirements :**Continuum mechanics of solids

**Last Modification :**Thursday 14 March 2013