Module Title  LH Continuum Mechanics 
School  Mathematics 
Department  Mathematics 
Module Code  06 27708 
Module Lead  Dr Chris Good 
Level  Honours Level 
Credits  20 
Semester  Semester 1 
Prerequisites 
LI Differential Equations  (06 25670)
LI Multivariable & Vector Analysis  (06 25667)

Corequisites 

Restrictions  Students are prohibited from taking the M level version of this module 
Contact Hours 
Lecture46 hours
Tutorial10 hours
Guided independent study144 hours
Total: 200 hours

Exclusions  
Description  Elsewhere in the programme, a study of particle and rigid body dynamics was made. In this module we consider the case when the number of particles tends to infinity, with relative motion between the particles. This course will develop the idea of a continuum and study the deformation, strain and stress of both elastic and fluid continua. A preliminary survey of the physical properties of common elastic solids and fluids will be followed by a development of the appropriate strain and stress tensors and general conservation laws. Simple examples of deformation such as uniaxial tension and torsion in elastic solids will be given. This module will stand as an introduction to the subject in its own right and also as an introduction to more advanced material at level M. 
Learning Outcomes  By the end of the module students should be able to:
Describe the deformation and stress in an elastic solid or fluid

Solve simple problems involving these continua

Realise which effects play a role in the motion of a fluid

Describe the flow (velocities and pressures) in certain configurations, for example, the flow around a cylinder, sphere and aerofoil.

Assessment 
2770801 : Raw Module Mark : Coursework (100%)

Assessment Methods & Exceptions  2 hour Written Unseen January Examination (80%); Incourse Assessment (20%). 
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