Continuum Mechanics

Study facts

Course codeMAT252
ECTS credits10
Teaching semesterSpring
Number of semesters1
Teaching language
English
Study levelPostgraduate Courses
Resources
Belongs toDepartment of Mathematics

Contact

Contact Information

advice@math.uib.no

Objectives and Content

Derivation of the fundamental equations in continuum mechanics with special emphasis on the equations of fluids and gases.

Learning Outcomes

After completed course, the students are expected to be able to:

  • Explain central terms as material volume, particle and deformation tensor
  • Explain the difference between Eulerian and Lagrangian definition of the equations of motion
  • Derive conservation laws for mass, momentum, and energy on local and global form
  • Define the stress tensor and derive it for ideal and Newtonian fluids
  • Give models for simple motion in ideal and viscous fluids and analyze these
  • Explain the model of linear elasticity

Semester of Instruction

Spring

Required Previous Knowledge

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge

MAT131 Differential Equations I, MAT212 Functions of Several Variables, and PHYS111 Mechanics I

Forms of Assessment

Oral examination

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.