Credits: 5

Schedule: 15.04.2019 - 27.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Djebar Baroudi, PhD.

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V  (spring 2018)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1. Understanding the fundamentals of material modelling within the framework of continuum mechanics
2. Comprehending physical and mathematical description of key features of common material behaviour in civil engineering related to their thermo-mechanical response
3. Understanding the material models within the computational tools commonly used in civil engineering with respect to thermo-mechanical behaviour
4. Analysing critically and comprehensively applied material models

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Elasticity (linear, hyper-elasticity, isotropy, anisotropy, orthotropy)
- Viscoelasticity
- Viscoplasticity or creep
- Plasticity (associative, non-associative)
- Damage, damage coupled to plasticity


Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, reading assignment from textbooks, home assignments and exams

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures: 2h x (2 x week) = 4h/week – contact teaching

Guided exercises and homework solving: 2h x (2 x week) – contact teaching (1 personal homework/week)

Self-studies in small groups or alone: at least 2h/day x6weeks x7days = 84 h – not contact teaching: preparing, assimilating the course subjects and given reading assignments + doing the homework outside the guiding hours

Examination: 4h - twice during the academic year– student personal performance

Grades: 0-5. 0-fail, 1-5 pass. Course passing: examination

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Textbooks, lectures and guided exercice sessions, blackboard, student's personal notes and some additional supporting material.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Bachelor's degree studies or equivalent

Fundaments of continuum mechanics, Solid Mechanics and Structural Mechanics

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


0: fail

1-5: pass


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