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Room:  HAMP 2123

CE597: Advanced Topics in Classical and
Computational Solid Mechanics

(Spring 2021)


This is a graduate course in solid mechanics for those students who are interested in learning more about fundamentals concepts of material deformation and failure, modeling and current numerical techniques to solve solid mechanics problems. The course is intended for students who want to improve their skills to solve problems combining computational tools and experiments. This also include those who either need to develop and implement their own material constitutive models for deformation and failure in computational tools or simply are interested in using commercially available codes more effectively.  


Course Main Topics:

  • Introduction
  • Review Vectors, Matrices, Tensors, Notation
  • Displacement fields, Deformation Tensor, Definition of Strain (infinitesimal vs. large deformations)
  • Internal Forces, Stress definitions
  • Generalized and Principal Stress
  •  Equation of Motion and equilibrium
  • Work, principle of Virtual work
  • Constitutive Models: (e.g., Linear and non-linear elasitcity, hyperelasticity, time dependent viscoelasticity, small-strain plasticity).
  • Elements of Fracture and Interface Mechanics 
  • Dimensional Analaysis Framework
  • Elements of Numerical Methods
  • Other advanced topics
  • Projects (theoretical/analytical, computational and experimental)

      • Homework 1 (Dimensional Analysis) [Link]

         Projects from previous years

        Books: No book is required. I will personally follow ideas from the following books and resources:

          -   A. F. Bower, Applied Mechanics of Solids, CRC Press, 2009 http://solidmechanics.org (free online)

          -   O.C. Zienkiewicz, R.L. Taylor, The Finite Element Method (Volumes 1 and 2), Sixth Edition, Elsevier, 2005.

          -   M. Meyers, K. Chawla, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Cambridge, 2009.

          -   T. Belytschko, W.K. Liu, B. Moran, Nonlinear Finite Elements for Continua and Structures, Willey, 2001.

            Other References:

            Instructor: Prof. Pablo Zavattieri,
            Jerry M. and Lynda T. Engelhardt Professor
            Lyles School of Civil Engineering
            College of Engineering
            Purdue University
            550 Stadium Mall Drive
            West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
            Office: CIVL G217
            Office hours: TBD (via zoom)


            >> 05/03/2021: Project information (final reports and agenda for the mini-symposium) has been posted on this page.

            >> 01/17/2021: Welcome to the new web page for CE597. We will be posting homework, some lectures, anouncements and  news in this web page. 

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