University of Liege | Version française
Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 22/10/2014
MECA0464-1  Large deformation of solids

Duration :  30h Th, 30h Pr
Number of credits :  
Master in Aerospace Engineering, research focus, 2nd year5
Master in Aerospace Engineering, research focus, 2nd year5
Master in Aerospace Engineering, research focus (THRUST), 2nd year5
Master in Biomedical Engineering, in-depth approach, 1st year5
Master in Biomedical Engineering, in-depth approach, 2nd year5
Master in Biomedical Engineering, in-depth approach, 2nd year5
Master in Chemical Engineering and Materrial Sciences, in-depth approach, 2nd year5
Master in Mechanical Engineering, in-depth approach, 2nd year5
Master in Engineering Physics, in-depth approach, 2nd year5
Lecturer :  Jean-Philippe Ponthot
Language(s) of instruction :  
English language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, examination in June
Course contents :  
Develop theoretical background and practical skills to be able to handle complex modelling situations such as the ones that appear in metal forming, crash/impact and biomechanical problems. First a general theory for non linear continuum mechanics is introduced. Its influence on the way to formulate constitutive equations for large deformation problems is emphasized. Then algorithmic treatment of the continuum model is undertaken, including time integration of constitutive equations and finite element development for large strain problems, time integration of conservation equation and contact problems.
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Being able to

  • Develop complex non linear models for metal forming, impact or biomechanical problems.
  • Understand numerical techniques to solve the model.
  • Use a finite element code for numerical simulation of extremely non linear situations.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Mechanics of materials, continuum mechanics and finite elements.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Personal project: complete modeling of a material forming process or impact /contact situation.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Face to Face + computer project.
Recommended or required readings :  
English version of the slides available via eCampus.
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Computer project: report + oral presentation.
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
J.P. Ponthot JP.Ponthot@ulg.ac.be
R.Boman R.Boman@ulg.ac.be
G. Wautelet gwautelet@ulg.ac.be

(R.Koeune@ulg.ac.be)

Items online :  
MECA0464-1 Large Deformation of Solid
Copies of the slides, as well as material related to the course are available on eCampus.



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