Mechanics of Material Systems: An Energy Approach

A figure showinga strain gauge rosette.

Strain gauge rosette. (Image by Franz-Joseph Ulm.)


MIT Course Number

1.033 / 1.57

As Taught In

Fall 2003


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

1.033 provides an introduction to continuum mechanics and material modeling of engineering materials based on first energy principles: deformation and strain; momentum balance, stress and stress states; elasticity and elasticity bounds; plasticity and yield design. The overarching theme is a unified mechanistic language using thermodynamics, which allows understanding, modeling and design of a large range of engineering materials. This course is offered both to undergraduate (1.033) and graduate (1.57) students.

Franz-Josef Ulm. 1.033 Mechanics of Material Systems: An Energy Approach, Fall 2003. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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