Continuum Mechanics Website

WARNER ROBINS, GEORGIA (November 5, 2014) – Dr. Robert McGinty, PE, a Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer at MERC, has developed the website, which presents classical finite deformation continuum mechanics principles such as stress, strain, material behavior, etc., with an emphasis on addressing the complexities (i.e., nonlinearities) that arise under large deformations of metals and viscoelastic materials.

ContinuumMechanicsWebsiteThe included material covers a multitude of topics such as Hooke’s Law, Green & Almansi Strains, Energetic Conjugates, Von Mises Stress, Navier Stokes Equation, and Mooney-Rivlin Models, to mention a few.

The website serves as lecture notes for an online graduate-level course that Dr. McGinty teaches on the subject.

About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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