Mariano P. M. (2002), Multifield theories in mechanics of solids, Adv. Appl. Mech., 38, 1-93.
Mariano P. M. (2014), Mechanics of material mutations, Adv. Appl. Mech., 47, 1-91.
The aim of the course is to introduce students to research topics in mechanics of solids.
CA1: Applying knowledge and understanding related to problem identification and formulation of solutions, in the field of mechanical engineering, to set up, design, implement and verify systems and apparatus, even of high functional complexity, taking into account the implications related to environmental, economic and ethical aspects, employing well established methods.
CA2: Applying knowledge and understanding related to the analysis and optimization of mechanical devices and systems, as well as to their innovation also through the development and improvement of design methods, constantly confronting with the rapid evolution of mechanical engineering.
CA3: Applying knowledge and understanding related to the choice and application of appropriate analytical and modelling methods, based on mathematical and numerical analysis, in order to better simulate the behavior of components and plants in order to predict and improve their performance.
CA12: Applying adequate knowledge and understanding to understand English texts.
CC1: In-depth knowledge and understanding of the theoretical-scientific aspects of engineering, with a specific reference to mechanical engineering, in which students are able to identify, formulate and solve, even in an innovative way, complex and/or interdisciplinary problems. The ability to understand a multidisciplinary context in the engineering field and to work with a problem solving approach
CC3: Knowledge, understanding and use of scientific (computer and other) tools specific to the field of mechanical engineering design.
A non-trivial knowledge of the topics of the first course in Mechanics of Materials is useful.
Type of Assessment
1) Mechanics of simple materials with discontinuity surfaces.
2) Material mutations. The concept of relative power and consequences of its invariance under changes in observers: balances of configurational actions.