Physics of Continuum
Code  Completion  Credits  Range 

2026014  Z  3  2P+1C 
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 Department of Physics
 Synopsis:

Tensor Calculus; Curvilinear coordinates; Covariant Derivative and Absolute derivative; Christoffel Symbols; Divergence and Curl; Laplacian. Traction or Stress Vector; Principal Axes of Stress and Principal Stresses; Kinematics of a Continuous Medium; Rateofdeformation Tenzor; Tenzor Finite Strain and deformation; Kompability Conditions; Equation of Motion and Equilibrium; Generalized Hookes Law; Ideal Fluid; Linearly viscous (Newtonian) Fluid; Laminar and turbulent Flow; NavierStokes Equations; Euler Equation; Bernoulli Equation; Acoustic Waves; Dimensional Analysis; BoundaryLayer Equation.
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Basic knowledge of the Fundamentals courses Physics I, Physics II, differential and integral calculus. The examen is written and oral.
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The main purpose of the subject is to provide students information about basic of Tensor Calculus; Curvilinear coordinates; Covariant Derivative and Absolute derivative; Christoffel Symbols; Divergence, Curl, and another problems, concerning kinematics and dynamics of a Continuous Medium, and to give fundamentals of issues concerning the application of this in different areas of industry, particularly in mechanical engineering. The aim of the study is to provide students with advanced knowledge of the subject, which can be applied in their career. The students should be able to propose the optimal solution of the problems for a given application.
 Study materials:

Joseph D.: Fluid Dyna,ics of Viscoelastic Liquids. SpringerVerlag 1990.
Malecki I.: Physical Foundations of technical Acoustics. Pergamon Press, 1969.
Spurk J., H.: Stromungslehre. SpringerVerlag, 1989.
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