Applications of Continuum Mechanics to Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Figure showing strain ellipse and reciprocal strain ellipse.

Strain ellipses and their axes. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

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MIT Course Number

12.005

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course focuses on the practical applications of the continuum concept for deformation of solids and fluids, emphasizing force balance. Topics include stress tensor, infinitesimal and finite strain, and rotation tensors. Constitutive relations applicable to geological materials, including elastic, viscous, brittle, and plastic deformation are studied.

Hager, Bradford. 12.005 Applications of Continuum Mechanics to Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-005-applications-of-continuum-mechanics-to-earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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