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CODE 104754
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
PREREQUISITES
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OVERVIEW

This is a basic course in continuum mechanics. In the course the mechanics of deformable bodies (both fluids and solids) will be considered. The topic is of great relevance to understand the functioning of the human body. Notable examples of applications of continuum mechanics to human physiology are the study of blood circulation in the cardiovascular system or muscle mechanics. During the course various examples of interest to bioengineers will be discussed.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Concept of strain and tension. Elasticity. Spring beam theory and applications. Hydrostatic. Continuity and motion equations in global form and applications. Dimensional analysis. Motion of fluid currents. Bernoulli's theorem.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of thre course students will be able to solve simple, yet very relevant, problems concerning fluid and solid mechanics and will understand their relevance in bioengineering.

PREREQUISITES

Notions of mathematics.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons and class exercises.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction to the course. The notion of continuum medium. Stress in continuum bodies. State of stress in a fluid at rest: hydrostatic forces, surface tension. Kinematics of continuum bodies:spatial and material coordinates, Reynolds transport theorem, deformation and rate of deformation. Equations of motion. Constitutive equations for viscous fluids. Unidirectional flows. Low and high Reynolds number flows. Constitutive relation for linear elastic solids. Elastodynamics: isotropic expansion, shear deformation, uniaxial deformation. Elastodynamics: wave propagation in solids.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Course lecture notes.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FABRIZIO BARBERIS (President)

PAOLO BLONDEAUX (President)

RODOLFO REPETTO (President)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written and oral.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

In the written exam students will be asked to solve problems similar to those considered during class hours. In the oral exam also questions related to the theoretical part of the course will be asked.