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This course provides MEng students with the opportunity to extend their abilities to analyse the mechanical behaviour of anisotropic and heterogeneous materials and structures by using fundamental equations of solid and fluid mechanics. In particular, non-linear and non-elastic constitutive equations are examined, and the solution of Navier's equation of elasticity and Navier-Stokes equation for Newtonian fluids using the FE method is discussed. The multi-scale design of direction-specific composite materials, joining techniques and the phenomenon of internal instability are also considered.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course will commence with an introduction to the tensor calculus, and its application for the generalized formulation of the conservation laws and constitutive equations for solids and fluids. Subsequently, the finite elements techniques will be examined for the case of the Navier’s equation. The final part of the course will be focused on the modelling and design of direction-specific composite materials.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).
There are no assessments for this course.
Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the tutorial/feedback sessions. There will be tutorial sessions dedicated solely to feedback on sample/past exam papers towards the end of the course.