Educating and training our future engineers is one of the prime tasks of our group. The group Mechanics of Materials participates in the educational curriculum at all levels (BSc, MSc, PhD). The core disciplines that we teach to our students are: Solid mechanics, (Nonlinear) Finite Elements, Materials, Damage & fracture mechanics, Micromechanics (Computational & experimental), Multi-scale methods. These engineering disciplines are typically multi-disciplinary, given the close connections to e.g. computational sciences, physics, mathematics, materials science. The emphasis in the courses is both on the mechanics of manufacturing (shaping and processing materials) and the mechanics of manufactured products (using and exploiting materials: design, lifetime, reliability).
At the BSc level, we teach all basic elements within our discipline that are needed by all Mechanical Engineers to have the basic analytical skills to engineer the mechanical behaviour of devices, components, structures.
At the MSc level, we provide in-depth courses to train specialists in Computational mechanics, Micromechanics, Damage & Fracture mechanics.
At the PhD level, we contribute to the course curriculum of the Engineering Mechanics graduate school (www.em.tue.nl), directed by our group. These courses are obviously on the state-of-the-art in the field.