MSc in Continuum Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications

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Program Description

The Master's Degree Program Continuum Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications is aimed to prepare masters, who are able to formulate and solve a wide range of problems arising in various fields of continuum mechanics – both of mechanics of solids and fluids, with focus on interdisciplinary, in strong connection with engineering applications in hi-tech and advanced manufacturing technologies – in the spirit of the STEM Education concept aimed at obtaining 21st century skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Program profile. Major areas of expertise:

  • Fundamental Mechanics: Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Continua, Elasticity, Plasticity, Fracture Mechanics and Micromechanics of Heterogeneous Media, Мicromechanics of Strength and Plasticity, Dynamics of thin-walled structures, Waves in Continua, Fluid Mechanics, Multiphase Flows, Turbulence Modeling, Research and Developments of Mechatronic Systems, Micromechanics of heterogeneous media -42 ECTS;
  • Computational Mechanics:8 ECTS;
  • Mechanics and Applied Mathematics in Natural Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies: blocks of lectures given by leading scientists from European and USA universities on various topics in mechanics and applied mathematics -6 ECTS;
  • Mathematical foundations: Tensor Calculus; Elements of Functional Analysis; Numerical methods for PDE’s and Fundamentals of Finite Elements; Mathematical Methods in Solid Mechanics; Reliable Modeling and Error Control (A Posterior Error Analysis), and Advanced Topics in Probability, Stochastic Processes and Statistics –16 ECTS;
  • Research and Modeling Seminar- all students are given a problem-project to solve either individually or in mini-groups, and the results are then discussed altogether -16 ECTS;
  • Mechanics and Applied Mathematics in Sciences and Technologies: blocks of lectures given by leading scientists from European and USA universities on various topics in mechanics and applied mathematics -8 ECTS;
Last updated Jun 2019

About the School

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University was founded in 1899. Recently SPbPU became "National Research University", also known in Russia and abroad as Polytechnic Institute — a recognized ... Read More

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University was founded in 1899. Recently SPbPU became "National Research University", also known in Russia and abroad as Polytechnic Institute — a recognized Russian and world-wide leader in the field of higher engineering and economic education. Read less
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