Appendix 2: Specialisations
Master (Two Years), Engineering Mechanics (TTEMM), Study programme for batch Autumn 11
Track, Fluid Mechanics (TEMA)
Mechanics of solids, fluids and gases are fundamental areas within classical physics and plays a pivotal role in the design and analysis in almost every branch of engineering science. Today, this position is enhanced by even larger amount of the areas engulfed by the subject. For instance, chemical and material sciences in combination with fluid mechanics lead to a deeper understanding of various physical phenomena and also lead to new technical innovations. The courses in fluid mechanics, turbulence, compressible flow, computational fluid dynamics and vehicle aerodynamics provide a stable platform for solving complex fluid mechanics problems in industry or performing research towards a PhD. The Fluid Physics and Applied Fluid Mechanics Laboratory is a part of the Department of Mechanics where both experimental and computational projects of various fluid dynamical systems are carried out. The Linné FLOW Centre is an environment for fundamental research in fluid mechanics, with research projects integrating experiments, computations and theory and combining expertise in stability and transition, flow control, turbulence and geophysical flows, micro-fluid flows, aero-acoustics and numerical analysis.
Track, Solid Mechanics (TEMB)
Solid Mechanics can be seen as a link between material science and applied mechanics with more focus on the latter. Solid Mechanics deals with the mechanical behaviour of materials and structures. The research at the Department of Solid Mechanics covers computational, fracture, composite, contact, material, bio and paper mechanics as well as reliability and fatigue. A primary goal of this research is to develop methods for reliable design of structures, material systems and processes. The Department of Solid Mechanics is host for the Biofibre Material (BiMaC) Excellence Centre and the Forest Products Industry Research College (FPIRC). The research within the field of solid mechanics at the Department of Mechanics is focused on the behavior biomechanical systems. The specialisation in Solid Mechanics is composed of fundamental and advanced courses.
Track, Sound and Vibrations (TEMC)
Noise and vibration are important issues in modern society. Applications of technical acoustics cover an extremely wide field, from applied mathematics and mechanics to measuring techniques plus signal processing down to motors, transport and building technology. The Marcus Wallenberg Laboratory for Sound and Vibration Research (MWL) is a part of the Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering and is the largest university centre in northern Europe in the area of sound and vibration research. The specialisation in Sound and Vibration introduces acoustics as an integrated element of engineering with a particular bearing on mechanics, fluid dynamics and solid mechanics. The contents of the courses cover a wide area within sound and vibration control. Included are fundamental principles on sound and vibration generation, transmission and reduction in complex structures, with coupling between vibrating structures and surrounding media, such as gases and liquids.