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CODE 66176
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MAT/07
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • LA SPEZIA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide an introduction to foundations of continuum mechanics with applications to fluid mechanics and a presentation of the most common partial differential equations (PDE) and their  solution techniques.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The unit deals with the most important partial differential equations through their most important mathematical physical in the pleasure of craft sector.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Active participation in lectures and individual study will enable the student to:

-learn the main fundamentals of continuum mechanics;

- be able to classify the main partial differential equations;

- calculate the analytical solution of some problems related to partial differential equations of elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic types;

PREREQUISITES

prerequisites of the course are: linear algebra, geometry, mathematical analysis and rational mechanics.

TEACHING METHODS

The module is based on theoretical lessons.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Introduction to continuum mechanics

2. Kinematics and dynamics of marine craft

3. Added mass theory

4. Introduction to partial differential equations (PDE).  Classification and normal form. Elliptic, hyperbolic and parabolic PDE.

5. Series and Fourier transform.


6. Elliptic equations. The harmonic functions. Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions. Resolution of some related problems 


7. Parabolic differential equations. The diffusion and heat equations. Resolution of some related problems.


8. Hyperbolic equations. The equation of D'Alembert. The method of characteristics. Resolution of some related problems. 
 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Lewandowski: The dynamics of marine craft.
  • Milne-Thomson: Theoretical Hydrodinamics.
  • Newman: Marine Hydrodinamics.
  • L.I. Sedov: A course in continuum mechanics, Volume 1.
  • W. Jaunzemis: Continuum Mechanics.
  • A.N.Tichonov, A.A.Samarskij: Equazioni della Fisica matematica, Problemi della fisica matematica, Mosca,1982;
  • R. Courant, D. Hilbert, Methods of Mathematical Phisics vol I e II, Interscience, NY, 1973;
  • R. Bracewell, The Fourier Transform and Its Applications, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999;
  • P. V. O’ Neil, Advanced engineering mathematica, Brooks Cole, 2003;
  • H. Goldstein, Meccanica Classica, Zanichelli, Bologna, 1985;
  • V. I. Smirnov. Corso di Matematica superiore, Vol. 3. MIR (1978).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

STEFANO VIGNOLO (President)

ROBERTO CIANCI

MARCO GAIOTTI

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The examination mode consists of an oral test to verify learning of the course content.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assignment of the exam grade will take into account: knowledge and understanding of the covered topics, ability and clarity of exposition, ability to solve problems related to the covered topics

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
10/01/2024 10:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
07/02/2024 10:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
29/05/2024 10:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
12/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
03/07/2024 10:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
04/09/2024 10:00 LA SPEZIA Orale