BSRT Graduate School


Mechanics23.10.2019 09:00 - 17:00 (Wed)Ernesto ScoppolaCranach House 0.0043
Mechanics24.10.2019 09:00 - 17:00 (Thu)Ernesto ScoppolaCranach House 0.0043
Mechanics25.10.2019 09:00 - 13:00 (Fri)Ernesto ScoppolaMPIKG
Title of Course: 
Basic Theory and Measurement Concepts
Optional or Mandatory: 
This course is optional for doctoral researchers at the BSRT
booked/available (including waiting list): 
maximum number of participants: 

Description: In this course the basic tools for the description and measurement of mechanical material behaviour will be presented.


Part A, day 1+2:
- Classification of materials (crystalline, amorphous, compounds)
- Intrinsic electromagnetic interactions
- Introduction of a constitutive law
- Stress-strain curves
- Elastic Theory: Hooke's law, Isotropy, Anisotropy, Technical vs. Engineering Constants
- Plastic Deformation: Toughness, Strength
- Viscoelasticity


Part B (seminar), day 3:
- Students will solve basic mechanical problems related to research in regenerative therapies


Course Material and Techniques:
Ashby and Jones, 2005, Engineering Materials volumes 1 and 2, 3rd Ed.

L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifschitz, Theory of Elasticity, Butteworth-Heinemann, 1986. ISBN: 978-0750626330

T.H. Courtney, Mechanical behavior of materials, McGraw-Hill, Singapore 1990.

W.P. Mason, Physical Acoustics and the Properties of Solids, D.Van Nostrand Company, New York, 1958.