Continuum Mechanics

Lecturer:Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Björn Kiefer, Ph.D.

Diploma and master course "Maschinenbau“ (8.MB-A/G/J - elective, 8.MB-K - compulsory, 1.MMB-A/B/G/J - elective, 1.MMB-K - compulsory, 2.M4MB-G/H/J - elective)

Master course “Computational Materials Science” (2.CMS - compulsory)

Volume:2/1/0 SWS (lecture/exercise/practical course)
Instructors:Dr.-Ing. Stephan Roth, M. Sc. Vincent von Oertzen

In summer term 2021 the course is held online, see OPAL course "Continuum Mechanics" .




  • H. Altenbach. Kontinuumsmechanik: Einführung in die materialunabhängigen und materialabhängigen Gleichungen. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2. edition, 2012.
  • P. Chadwick. Continuum Mechanics: Concise Theory and Problems. Dover Publications, Mineola, NY, 2. edition, 1999.
  • M. E. Gurtin, E. Fried, and L. Anand. The Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Continua. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2009.
  • G. A. Holzapfel. Nonlinear Solid Mechanics: A Continuum Approach For Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, Reprint with Corrections edition, 2000.
  • W. M. Lai, D. Rubin and E. Krempl. Introduction to Continuum Mechanics. Butterworth-Heinemann, Woburn, MA, 3. edition, 1993.
  • L. E. Malvern. Introduction to the Mechanics of a Continuous Medium. Series in Engineering of the Physical Sciences. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1969.
  • J. N. Reddy. An Introduction to Continuum Mechanics. Cambridge University Press, 2. edition, 2014.

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