The continuum mechanics is one of the core studies in mechanical engineering.
It deals with the mechanical behavior of materials under the assumption of the continuous mass.
Our group has applied continuum mechanics theory to multiphysics examples including open and closed systems.
The irreversible (inelasticity) phenomenon includes permanent change in materials leading to hardening, damage, growth, and residual stress. Our group has developed growth model, anisotropic yielding and inelastic potential criterions to describe the inelastic behaviors of material.