1.033 / 1.57 Mechanics of Material Systems: An Energy Approach

As taught in: Fall 2003

A figure showinga strain gauge rosette.

Strain gauge rosette. (Image by Franz-Joseph Ulm.)


Undergraduate / Graduate


Prof. Franz-Josef Ulm

Course Features

Course Description

1.033 provides an introduction to continuum mechanics and material modeling of engineering materials based on first energy principles: deformation and strain; momentum balance, stress and stress states; elasticity and elasticity bounds; plasticity and yield design. The overarching theme is a unified mechanistic language using thermodynamics, which allows understanding, modeling and design of a large range of engineering materials. This course is offered both to undergraduate (1.033) and graduate (1.57) students.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.