Engineering Sciences 241: Advanced Elasticity

Zhigang Suo's picture

Spring 2011, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Cruft Lab 309. First meeting of the class:  25 January 2011

This is a second graduate course in solid mechanics.  The course builds on elements of thermodynamics, and explores coupled mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical actions.  The course draws heavily upon phenomena in soft active materials.

This page is updated for ES 241 taught in Spring 2013. See also

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  • Prerequisite: ES 240 Solid Mechanics or equivalent.
  • Keep your own notes.  I'll post my notes online. My notes are mainly written for me, and are not self-contained. As such, my notes may present a distorted view of the subject and of the course.  In particular, many figures are missing in my notes.

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MichelleLOyen's picture

Very interesting course

I wish there had been something like this when I was a student!  It has been much my frustration that mechanics teaching has not tended towards softer materials, viscoelasticity, etc.  I personally never had the chance to take a taught course in any of the subjects that I research or now am trying to teach, in polymer mechanics or time-dependence.  Hopefully some time I'll be on sabbatical in the area when you are teaching this sort of module and I could sit in!


thank you for information

thank you for information


xubinice's picture

Thanks for the detailed lecture

this is the best and most systematic notes on machanics of soft mater I have ever seen, definitly will do great help to my future work! 


aaam's picture

Thank you for your valuble lectures

Thank you for your valuble lectures

Do you have any lecture about the  the effects of both geometric and material nonlinearity in the mechanical dynamics modeling of EPA.

Regards,

Amir 

 


Zhigang Suo's picture

Dynamics of dielectric elastomers

Here are two papers:

Jian Zhu, Shengqiang Cai and Zhigang Suo. Resonant behavior of a membrane of a dielectric elastomer. International Journal of Solids and Structures 47, 3254-3262 (2010).

Jian Zhu, Shengqiang Cai and Zhigang Suo. Nonlinear oscillation of a dielectric elastomer balloon. Polymer International 59, 378-383 (2010).


mmasoudsf's picture

Useful course

Hi Prof. Suo,

The course seems very inetersting and useful. I think that adding some lectures on recently developed theories in non-classic elasticity such as modified couple stress theory, nonlocal elasticity and strain gradiant theory upgrades the usefulness.

 

Regards,

Masoud 


Zhigang Suo's picture

Re: Useful course

Dear Masoud:  Thank you very much for your suggestion.  At the moment the course is built around soft materials, such as elastomers and gels.  I will add new parts each time I teach the course (every other year).  I welcome all suggestions.


mohamedlamine's picture

Courses

Hello Pr Suo Z.

Intesting Courses : thank you.

 

Moussaoui M.L.