Mathematical Fluid Mechanics (864G1)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
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 and assessment
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Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.
This module is offered on the following courses: