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151-0735-00L  Dynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersD. Mohr
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractLectures and computer labs concerned with the modeling of the deformation response and failure of engineering materials (metals, polymers and composites) subject to extreme loadings during manufacturing, crash, impact and blast events.
ObjectiveStudents will learn to apply, understand and develop computational models of a large spectrum of engineering materials to predict their dynamic deformation response and failure in finite element simulations. Students will become familiar with important dynamic testing techniques to identify material model parameters from experiments. The ultimate goal is to provide the students with the knowledge and skills required to engineer modern multi-material solutions for high performance structures in automotive, aerospace and navel engineering.
ContentTopics include viscoelasticity, temperature and rate dependent plasticity, dynamic brittle and ductile fracture; impulse transfer, impact and wave propagation in solids; computational aspects of material model implementation into hydrocodes; simulation of dynamic failure of structures;
Lecture notesSlides of the lectures, relevant journal papers and users manuals will be provided.
LiteratureVarious books will be recommended covering the topics discussed in class
Prerequisites / NoticeCourse in continuum mechanics (mandatory), finite element method (recommended)

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersD. Mohr
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationReports from computer labs will count towards 60% of grade; final report and project presentation will count towards 40% of grade. Students are expected to work in pairs.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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151-0735-00 VDynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures
Does not take place this semester.
2 hrsD. Mohr
151-0735-00 UDynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures
Does not take place this semester.
2 hrsD. Mohr


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