Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


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

Credits: 5

Schedule: 19.04.2022 - 05.06.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Djebar Baroudi

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - 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 for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, reading assignment from textbooks, home assignments and exams

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

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

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring V

    2021-2022 Spring V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.