Module Handbook

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Course MV-TM-86016-K-4

Introduction to Tensor Calculus and Shell Theory (2V, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. irreg. SuSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-LTM] Applied Mechanics
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Euclidean vector space
  • covariant and contravariant coordinates
  • vector and tensor algebra in curvilinear coordinates
  • covariant derivatives, vector and tensor analysis
  • membrane and bending theory for shells

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Students are able to
  • state fundamental principles of tensor calculus
  • apply tensor calculus to curvilinear coordinates
  • formulate and solve problems in differential geometry
  • analyze shell problems via membrane and bending theory


  • E. Klingbeil: Tensorrechnung für Ingenieure, B.I.-Hochschultaschenbuch


Blackboard, print and digital media

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Basic knowledge in applied mechanics and higher mathematics

Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-TM-86016-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-TM-100-M-4] Selected Topics of Mechanics WP: Obligation to choose 2V, 3.0 LP