516-0932/01 – Continuum Mechanics (MK)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits0
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Irena Hlaváčová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Libor Hlaváč, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2000/2001Year of cancellation2011/2012
Intended for the facultiesFBI, FS, HGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HLA57 prof. Ing. Libor Hlaváč, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 0+0
Part-time Examination 0+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


Other requirements

Systematic preparation for lectures.


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

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2009/2010 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2009/2010 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2008/2009 (P1701) Physics K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2008/2009 (P1701) Physics P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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