480-6011/01 – Continuum Mechanics (MK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Irena Hlaváčová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Irena Hlaváčová, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEI, USPIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HLA58 doc. Ing. Irena Hlaváčová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Analyze of the use of the continuum mechanics methods for description of the physical estate Evaluate the potential of the continuum mechanics procedures for the selected processes Set the limits of the continuum mechanics application for description of the selected estates Apply the continuum mechanics procedures at selected processes Combine various kinds of description of the physical phenomena

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The aim of the subject is to present the basic common description of the material continuum, emphasising the insight into common features of all continuum types. Based on this knowledge the specific features of particular continuum types, both linear and non-linear ones, are considered. The essentials of the thermodynamic coupling influence on the continuum properties and behaviour and electrodynamic analogy are analysed as well, including some practical examples. The extent of individual themes is modified according to the professional specialization of the students.

Compulsory literature:

Kundu, P.K., Cohen, I.M. Fluid mechanics. San Diego, Elsevier Academic Press, 2004. ISBN 978-0-12-178253-5

Recommended literature:

Hughes, W. F.; Brighton, J. A. Theory and problems of fluid dynamics. Schaum’s outline series in engineering, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1967. Bowen, R. M. Introduction to continuum mechanics for engineers. 2007. ISBN 0-306-43050-9 Bobbio, S. Electrodynamics of materials. Academic Press, London 2000. ISBN 0-12-108260-1 Truesdell C. Rational thermodynamics. Springer-Verlag, 2nd ed., New York 1984

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Test, tutorial


Další požadavky na studenta

Systematic preparation for lectures. Preparation of a short study applying acquired knowledge to practical problem related to the topic of the doctoral thesis.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Definition and description of continuum 2. Kinematical equations 3. Mechanical equilibrium equation, conservation laws 4. Continuum thermodynamics 5. Constitutive relations for continuum 6. Plasticity issues 7. Elasticity issues 8. Issues of fluids 9. Similarity in continuum mechanics 10. Flow visualization 11. Applications

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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2019/2020 (P0533D110005) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P0533D110005) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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