BKA512 Introduction to Theory of Elasticity,Viscoelasticity and Plasticit

Code BKA512
Name Introduction to Theory of Elasticity,Viscoelasticity and Plasticit
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Civil Engineering
Faculty
Academic staff Andris Čate, Sandris Ručevskis
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Constitutive equations. Elastic potential. Energy principles. Numerical methods. The Ritz and the finite element methods. Two and three dimensional problems. Theory of plates and shells. Finite elements. Stability and vibrations of the plates. Application of the finite element computer programs. Introduction in theory of plasticity. Yield criteria.Models of viscoelastic materials. Creep. Relaxation. Damping of vibrations..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Subjects goal-linear elasticity theory to acquire a basic knowledge of materials analysis, looking at the continuous medium mechanics of a general theory to analytically solve engineering problems and be able to introduce advanced topics of material mechanics: fracture mechanics, fiber reinforced composite materials termoelasticity issues. These issues are addressed in the analytical treatment of the subject, which is an essential prerequisite for the establishment of modern numerical methods and software packages for evaluation and development.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Be able to understand how to deal with elasticity theory tasks. - Exam
Being able to do practical calculations, using Matlab, Mathcad, FRANC2D program. - Type of verification work computer class, a record of individual calculation works.
Being able to crack growth, termoelasticity calculations. - Type of verification work computer class, a record of individual calculation works.
Course prerequisites Mathematics, material resistance.

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