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EG4529: NONLINEAR MECHANICS (2014-2015)

Last modified: 09 Jun 2014 09:17


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Marian Wiercigroch

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Eng with Management

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two hour written examination (100%). Resit: 1 two hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Informal feedback will be given to students during the timetabled tutorial sessions.

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