Mathematical Fluid Mechanics (L7) (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.
20%: Coursework (Problem set)
80%: Examination (Computer-based examination)
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.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, 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.
This module is offered on the following courses: