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EGMN 606. Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Continuum Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Enrollment restricted to students with graduate standing in mechanical and nuclear engineering. The topics include scalars, vectors and tensors; indicial notation; transformation law; principal values and directions; tensor fields; integral theorems of Gauss and Stokes; stress; Mohr’s circle; strain; kinematics of deformation and motion; rate of deformation; general principles (continuity, momentum, energy); constitutive equations; linear elasticity; Hooke’s law; three-dimensional elasticity; classical fluids; Navier-Stokes equations; Bernoulli equation; flow (viscous, steady, irrotational).