Solid Mechanics with Microstructure


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Be able to understand central concepts, theories and methods in the theory of elasticity.
  • Be able to describe spatial deformations with the use of theory of elasticity such that the geometrical, dynamical/statical and constitutive conditions are satisfied
  • Be able to understand the concepts of non-linear elasticity, viscoelasticity and plasticity.


  • Be able to account for the considerations necessary for applying the concepts, theories and methods of the theory of elasticity.
  • Be able to use correct concepts, notation and symbols.
  • Be able to use index notation and tensors in problems related to the theory of elasticity.
  • Be able to understand fundamental results pertaining to thermal stresses, inclusions, inhomogeneities, and dislocations.


  • Be able to use the theory of elasticity for determining displacements, strains, and stresses under different loading situations.
  • Be able to use results from elasticity theory in explaining material related problems on macro and micro structural levels.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examContinuum Mechanics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKontinuummekanik og mikromekanik
Module codeM-MAT-K1-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science