Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours comprising 1 two-hour lecture per week and 1 one-hour practical class per week. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
It is recommended that students complete a third year subject in continuum mechanics (equivalent to 630-342  Industrial & Applied Mathematics).
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Antoinette Tordesillas, Dr Sean Shi
Assoc Prof Antoinette Tordesillas
Dr Sean Shi
This subject focuses on physical principles and techniques for modelling the behaviour of advanced materials, which find applications in modern technological advances ranging from nanoelectromechanical systems and Atomic Force Microscopy to processes in the pharmaceutical and geotechnical industries involving the manipulation of fine powders and grains. Particular attention will be paid to development of continuum techniques and discrete models for describing the deformation and mechanical behaviour of fluids and granular materials. As such this subject will draw directly on fundamental knowledge gained by students in the field of continuum mechanics. Topics to be covered include basic elements of granular deformation and flow and numerical methods in fluid mechanics. Advanced mathematical techniques will also be introduced enabling both exact and approximate solutions.
After completing this subject, students should:
Up to 60 pages of assignments (75%: three assignments worth 25% each, due early, mid and late in semester), a two-hour written examination (25%, in the examination period).
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Upon the completion of this subject, students should develop the following generic skills:
Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) |
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