Module Identifier MAM5320  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr David Binding  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite MA34310  
Course delivery Lecture   20 x 1hour lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   7 x 1hour seminars  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours (written examination)   100%  
  Resit assessment   2 Hours (written examination)   100%  

General description

This module continues the study of Newtonian fluid mechanics gegun in MA34310. It also includes introductions to the theories of solid mechanics and Rheology.


To continue the study of Newtonian Fluid Mechanics by discussing Boundary-layer Theory and Lubrication Theory. To show the subtle differnces when Solid Mechanics is considered. Finally, to introduce the student to the very difficult but important concepts of viscoelasticity.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, a student should be able to:


1. CONTINUATION OF NEWTONIAN FLUID MECHANICS: Including an introduction to Lubrication Theory and the Science of Flight.
2. INTRODUCTION TO SOLID MECHANICS: Including the derivation of Hooke''s Law.
3. GENERAL RHEOLOGY: Including a detailed consideration of viscoelasticity. Industrial applications.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
H A Barnes, J F Hutton & K Walters. (1989) Introduction to Rheology. Elsevier 0444871403
** Supplementary Text
D V Boger & K Walters. (1993) Rheology Phenomena in Focus. Elsevier 044489473X
R I Tanner & K Walters. (1998) Rheology: an historical perspective. Elsevier 0444829458