Mathematical Fluid Mechanics (864G1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to fluid mechanics, regarded from the perspective of the mathematical analysis of underlying PDE models. As such the content of the module is at the interface between pure and applied mathematics. The module focuses on the basic equations of fluid dynamics, namely the Navier-Stokes and Euler equations. These are the equations governing the motion of fluids such as water or air. Concepts such as derivation of the equations and existence of solutions will be explored.

Teaching

100%: Lecture

Assessment

20%: Coursework (Problem Set)
80%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.