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EM4529: NONLINEAR MECHANICS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:40


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Marian Wiercigroch

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or 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.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25 - 30, 32 - 34, 38 - 39
  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 25 - 30, 32 - 34, 38 - 39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Open Book exam (100%)

 

Resit

Open Book exam (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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