Engineering Sciences 241: Advanced Elasticity
Spring 2011, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Cruft Lab 309. First meeting of the class: 25 January 2011
- Instructor: Zhigang Suo, 617-495-3789, firstname.lastname@example.org, Pierce Hall 309.
- Office hour: Tuesday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
- No textbook is required.
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
- Finite deformation: general theory
- Elasticity of rubber-like materials
- freely jointed chain
- Finite deformation: special cases
- Dielectric elastomers
- Elastomer in equilibrium with forces and solvent
- Linear viscoelasticity (This topic is covered in ES 240. Please read the notes on your own.)
- Poroelasticity, or migration of matter in elastic solids
- Polyelectrolyte gel
- Finite deformation of viscoelastic materials
- Electrochemical potential
- Linear perturbation
- Heat conduction and finite deformation
- Models of solution
- Complex variable methods
- String and elastica
- 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.
- Allan F. Bower, Applied Mechanics of Solids
- Rohan Abeyaratne, Lecture notes on the mechanics of elastic solids
- James R. Rice, Items developed for teaching
- Zhigang Suo, ES 240 Solid Mechanics
- Konstantin Volokh, Mechanics of Soft Materials: Lecture Notes
- John Willis, Stability of media and structures