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This course provides students with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the concept of nonlinearity and nonlinear behaviour of engineering systems, structures and materials. In particular, fundamental principles of analytical and computational methods used in nonlinear mechanics are examined, simple nonlinear engineering systems and nonlinear fluid flows (e.g., Newtonian and non−Newtonian flows for various Reynolds numbers) are modelled and analysed using Computational Fluid Dynamics package and Finite Elements software.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course will commence with the review of nonlinearities in engineering systems, structures and materials, in particular, geometrical and material nonlinearities will be considered. Subsequently, laboratory demonstration of nonlinear effects (e.g. nonlinear dynamical systems) will be provided. Then concepts of nonlinear dynamics: stability, bifurcations and chaos will be introduced, and fundamentals of FEM and CFD will be examined. The final part of the course will be focused on FEM and CFD analysis of 2D problems with geometrical and material nonlinearities, etc.
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