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Utilities for doing calculations in continuum mechanics.

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Continuum Mechanics Documentation Status Updates

Utilities for doing calculations in continuum mechanics.


  • Make long vector calculus calculations simple.

  • Support different coordinate systems.

  • Visualize entities such as second rank tensors.


To cite continuum_mechanics in publications use

Nicolás Guarín-Zapata. (2020). nicoguaro/continuum_mechanics: Version 0.2.1 (Version v0.2.1). Zenodo.

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

 title = {continuum_mechanics: Continuum Mechanics calculations in Python},
 version = {0.2.1},
 author = {Guarín-Zapata, Nicolás},
 year = 2020,
 keywords = {Python, Finite elements, Scientific computing, Computational mechanics},
 abstract = {`continuum_mechanics` is a Python package built on top of SymPy to aid
    with calculations in Continuum Mechanics that are commonly lengthy and
    tedious if done by hand. It also provides visualization capabilities for
    second-order tensors such as Mohr's circle to help in stress analyses.},
 url = {},
 doi = {}


This package was created with Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.


0.1.0 (2018-04-21)

  • First release on PyPI.

0.1.2 (2019-04-04)

  • Add elasticity operators.

0.2.0 (2019-12-02)

  • Python 2 support dropped.

  • Fix vector gradient for curvilinear coordinates.

  • Add divergence for second-order tensors.

0.2.2 (2021-04-12)

  • Python 3.6 support dropped.

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