University of Calgary

ENME 479 - Mechanics of Deformable Solids II - Fall 2023

One-dimensional viscoelasticity. Review of Linear Algebra. Kinematics of the deformation, strain and compatibility. Balance equations, stress and equilibrium. Linear elastic constitutive equations. Initial and boundary conditions in linear elasticity. Solution to axi-symmetric and two-dimensional boundary value problems in elasticity. Failure criteria. Principle of virtual work and energy methods. The stiffness, Rayleigh-Ritz and finite element numerical methods in solid mechanics.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-1.5T-2/2)


  • 3 units from Mechanical Engineering 317, Biomedical Engineering 383, Physics Engineering 383, or Engineering 317.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2024.
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