Archive of Applied Mechanics serves as a platform to communicate original research of scholarly value in all branches of theoretical and applied mechanics, i.e., in solid and fluid mechanics, dynamics and vibrations. It focuses on continuum mechanics in general, structural mechanics, biomechanics, micro- and nano-mechanics as well as hydrodynamics. In particular, the following topics are emphasised: thermodynamics of materials, material modeling, multi-physics, mechanical properties of materials, homogenisation, phase transitions, fracture and damage mechanics, vibration, wave propagation experimental mechanics as well as machine learning techniques in the context of applied mechanics.New analytical, numerical and experimental methods suited to research in the above mentioned subjects are welcome. Manuscripts reporting results obtained with established methods, without contributing to scientific knowledge, are not encouraged.
The goal of the course is to give the student familarity with the basic laws of dynamics and the skill to apply them independently to actual problems. After the course, the student should be able to: Define the basic concepts in mechanical engineering as force, couple, equilibrium, velocity, acceleration, angular velocity, angular acceleration, linear impulse and linear momentum, angular impulse and angular momentum, mechanical work, energy and gyroscopic motion. Apply the above concepts and definitions to problems related to engineering mechanics. Perform simple derivations of theorems and expressions used in dynamics of particles and dynamics of rigid bodies. Draw free body diagrams, formulate kinematic constraints and derive the governing equations for mechanical problems by using Euler laws of motion for rigid bodies. 076b4e4f54