Module code: G1158
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination
- kinematics (Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions, velocity, acceleration, rate of change of physical quantities, material derivatives, streamlines)
- deformation (stress and strain tensors, Hooke's law, equilibrium equations)
- conservation laws for mass, momentum and energy
- phase/group velocities of travelling wave solutions
- models of fluid and solid mechanics.
Module learning outcomes
- An understanding of the basic concepts in mechanics including kinematics, forces and conservation of mass and momentum including Newton's laws and Cauchy's principle.
- Eulerian vs Lagrangian coordinates and an understanding of how to derive deterministic differential equations from integral balance and conservation laws.
- Ability to compute surface forces using the Cauchy stress tensor as well as body forces, mass and momentum in a portion of material.
- Ability to solve one-dimensional transport and wave initial value problems as well as some simple three-dimensional fluid boundary value problems.