ECTS - Theory of Continuous Media II

Theory of Continuous Media II (MDES679) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Theory of Continuous Media II MDES679 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course introduces the students with the theories of elasticity, thermoelasticity, viscoelasticity and plasticity in a unified manner.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will learn the basics of theory of elasticity and thermoelasticity. Students will learn the basics of theory of elasticity and thermoelasticity. Students will learn the basics of theory of elasticity and thermoelasticity.
Course Content Energy an virtual work equations, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes; theory of thermoelasticity, Gibbs relation; adiabatic and isothermal deformations; Clausius-Duhem inequality; constitutive equations, material symmetry restrictions; theory of viscoelasticity, theory of plasticity; applications.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Energy an virtual work equations. Chapter 1: Preliminaries
2 Second Law of thermodynamics in continuum mechanics:entropy, reversible and irreversible processes, entropy in classical thermodynamics. Chapter 1
3 Second Law of thermodynamics in continuum mechanics: generalization of entropy inequality for continuum mechanics (Clausius-Duhem inequality). Chapter 1
4 Gibbs relation for a thermoelastic material: adiabatic and isothermal deformations, strain energy function. Chapter 2: Theory of Thermoelasticity
5 Lagrangian form of energy equation and Clausius-Duhem inequality, Linearization of the field equations of thermoelasticity, Positive definiteness of strain energy function. Chapter 2
6 Boundary conditions for thermoelastic bodies, Some illustrative examples in linear thermoelasticity. Chapter 2
7 Fundamental postulates. Chapter 3: Constitutive equations
8 Material symmetry restrictions Chapter 3:
9 Models for viscoelastic behaviours, experimental determination of complex modulus. Chapter 4: Theory of Viscoelasticity
10 Constitutive equations of a general viscoelastic material, Field equations of viscoelasticity. Chapter 4
11 Correspondence principle, Some illustrative examples. Chapter 4
12 Correspondence principle, Some illustrative examples. Chapter 5: Theory of Plasticity
13 Plastic potential theory Chapter 5
14 Some illustrative Applications. Chapter 5
15 Overall review -
16 Final exam -


Course Book 1. Malvern L. E., Introduction to Mechanics of Continuous Media, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (1969)
Other Sources 2. Fung Y. C., A First Course in Continuum Mechanics, Prentice- Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (1977)
3. Chung T. J., Continuum Mechanics, Prentice- Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (1988)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 6 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to expand and get in-depth information with scientific researches in the field of mechanical engineering, evaluate information, review and implement.
2 Have comprehensive knowledge about current techniques and methods and their limitations in Mechanical engineering.
3 To complete and apply knowledge by using scientific methods using uncertain, limited or incomplete data; use information from different disciplines.
4 Being aware of the new and developing practices of Mechanical Engineering and being able to examine and learn when needed.
5 Ability to define and formulate problems related to Mechanical Engineering and develop methods for solving and apply innovative methods in solutions.
6 Ability to develop new and/or original ideas and methods; design complex systems or processes and develop innovative/alternative solutions in the designs.
7 Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and modeling based researches; analyze and solve complex problems encountered in this process.
8 Work effectively in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, lead leadership in such teams and develop solution approaches in complex situations; work independently and take responsibility.
9 To establish oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
10 Ability to convey the process and results of their studies systematically and clearly in written and oral form in national and international environments.
11 To know the social, environmental, health, security, law dimensions, project management and business life applications of engineering applications and to be aware of the constraints of their engineering applications.
12 Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of data collection, interpretation and announcement and in all professional activities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 4 64
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 6 3 18
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 8 8
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 132