 Learning objectives
After passing the course, the student has understanding of:
 Vector and tensor calculation and can solve questions from the continuums mechanics.
 The basics of force and moment equilibrium on static problems and can solve 2D and 3D problems.
 The concept of 1D equilibrium equation for elastic materials and can solve a 1D equilibrium equation with different preconditions.
 The deformation rate tensor, spin tensor and the velocity gradient tensor and can use these when solving solid and liquid problems.
 The stress tensor and equilibrium equations and can apply and interpret these when deriving stress on an arbitrary plane and calculating equivalent stresses.
 Spatial and material time derivative and uses these when describing the motion through space.
 The concepts deformation and strain tensor and van derive these for simple problems from continuums mechanics.
 The concepts isotropic solids and Newtonian liquids and can describe the constructive behavior of isotropic solids and Newtonian liquids for small and large deformations and derive strains and stresses based on the given deformation.
 Content
 Vector calculus/ vector operations /decomposition with respect to a basis
 Concepts of Force and Moment / Newton's laws /tensor en matrix notation / drawing conventions
 Equilibrium of force and momentum / free body diagrams
 Analysis of a 1Dcontinuum / strain /stress /material behaviour
 Tensor calculus / vector field /rigid body rotation
 Stress 3D/ equilibrium equations / principal stresses / Von Mises stresses / Mohr's circles
 Motion / time as an extra dimension / Lagrange and Eulerian description / spatial and time time derivatives / displacement vector / gradient operator
 Deformation and rotation/ rektensors /volume change
 Constitutive behaviour of solids and fluids / (in) compressibel Neo Hookean behaviour, Newtonian fluids.
 Entrance requirementsEntrance requirements tests Assumed previous knowledge• 2WBB0  Calculus variant B • 8VB40  Systems in time and space  Previous knowledge can be gained byResources for self studyShort promotional description of the course 
Het vak behandelt de basis van de continuumsmechanica. Na een inleiding over vector en tensorrekening wordt er ingegaan op krachten en momentenevenwicht, kinematica, spanningen en rekken. Daarnaast worden beginselen van materiaalgedrag voor vaste stoffen en vloeistoffen behandeld. Het vak is de basis voor iedereen die geïnteresseerd is in ontwerp van prothesen en orthesen, medical devices, cardiovasculaire problemen, orthopedie, bewegingsleer. 
Short promotional description of the course 
The course comprises the basics of continuum mechanics. After an introduction on vector and tensor calculus, equilibrium of forces and moments, kinematics, stresses and strains will be introduced. In addition an introduction to material behaviour for solids and fluids will be given. The course is the basis for everyone interested in design of prostheses and ortheses, medical devices, cardiovascular problems, orthopaedics and movement science. 
Bachelor College or Graduate School 
  Required materialsRecommended materialsBiomechanics: Concepts and Computation  Cees Oomens, Marcel Brekelmans, Frank Baaijens, Cambridge University Press, 2009  Extra oefenopgaven aangeboden via website. 
 Instructional modesAssignment General Remark1x per week an assignment that is to be made and hand in during the guided selfstudy.  Guided selfstudy General Remark  Lecture General Remark 
 TestsInterum assignmentTest weight   20 
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 Written examinationTest weight   80 
Minimum grade   5 
Test type   Final examination 
Number of opportunities   2 
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