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: 22.04.2024 - 05.06.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sergei Khakalo

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 assignments 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 x 6 weeks x 7 days = 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

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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Textbooks, lecture and guided exercise sessions, students' personal notes, and some additional supporting materials.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring V
    2023-2024 Spring V

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu (