7.2.9 Solid and Continuum Mechanics

If Solid Mechanics represents the major of your PhD study, you should take all the Core Courses. The remaining courses for your major should be normally selected from the list of Recommended courses below.

 

If Solid Mechanics represents a minor in your PhD study, you should take ME 185, plus ME 280A or ME 282.

 

If Continuum Mechanics represents the major of your PhD study, you should take all of the Core Courses. The remaining courses for your major should be selected from the list of recommended courses.

 

If Continuum Mechanics represents a minor in your PhD study, you should take at least Mech Eng 185 and Mech Eng 260A.

 

Selection of other courses not listed can be done with the approval of the Major Field Advisor and the Vice Chair for Graduate Study. You should prepare a written justification of your selection.

 

Core Courses in Solid Mechanics

  • Mech Eng 292I - Advanced Special Topics
  • Mech Eng 185 - Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
  • Mech Eng 280A - Introduction to the Finite Element Method
  • Mech Eng 282 - Theory of Elasticity

 

Recommended Courses in Solid Mechanics

  • Mech Eng C279 / Civ Eng C235 - Statistical Mechanics of Elasticity
  • Mech Eng 280B - Finite Element Methods in Nonlinear Continua
  • Mech Eng 281 - Methods of Tensor Calculus and Differential Geometry
  • Mech Eng 283 - Wave Propagation in Elastic Media
  • Mech Eng 284 - Nonlinear Theory of Elasticity
  • Mech Eng 285A - Foundations of the Theory of Continuous Media
  • Mech Eng 285B - Surfaces of Discontinuity and Inhomogeneities in Deformable Continua
  • Mech Eng 285C - Electrodynamics of Continuous Media
  • Mech Eng 285D - Engineering Rheology
  • Mech Eng 286 - Theory of Plasticity
  • Mech Eng 287 - Multiscale Modeling and Design of New Materials
  • Mech Eng 288 - Theory of Elastic Stability
  • Mech Eng 289 - Theory of Shells
  • Mech Eng 290B (has not been taught in 5 years)

 

Core Courses in Continuum Mechanics

  • Mech Eng 292I - Advanced Special Topics
  • Mech Eng 185 - Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
  • Mech Eng 260A - Advanced Fluid Mechanics I
  • Mech Eng 260B - Advanced Fluid Mechanics II
  • Mech Eng 282 - Theory of Elasticity

 

Recommended Courses in Continuum Mechanics

  • Mech Eng 260D - Advanced Fluid Mechanics IV
  • Mech Eng 262 - Theory of Fluid Sheets and Fluid Jets
  • Mech Eng 263 - Turbulence
  • Mech Eng 266 - Dynamics and Stability of Engineering and Geophysical Flows with Rotation, Convection, or Waves
  • Mech Eng C268 / Chem Eng C268 - Physicochemical Hydrodynamics
  • Mech Eng 280A - Introduction to the Finite Element Method
  • Mech Eng 281 - Methods of Tensor Calculus and Differential Geometry
  • Mech Eng 283 - Wave Propagation in Elastic Media
  • Mech Eng 284 - Nonlinear Theory of Elasticity
  • Mech Eng 285B - Foundations of the Theory of Continuous Media
  • Mech Eng 285C - Electrodynamics of Continuous Media
  • Mech Eng 287 - Multiscale Modeling and Design of New Materials