Imperial College London

DrDanielBalint

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Reader in Solid Mechanics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7084d.balint Website

 
 
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Location

 

519City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Mathematics and Computing 1 - ME1-HMCP

Aims

This module develops key mathematical and computational skills relevant to the wider mechanical engineering programme. 

Topics include vector algebra, real analysis, limits, curve sketching, series, applications of integration, complex analysis, functions of more than one variable, matrix algebra, second order ordinary differential equations, and vector calculus . Practical implementation through programming is studied to solve problems selected from the topic areas. These skills are in support of ME1, ME2, ME3 and ME4 modules. 

ECTS: 15

Role

Course Leader

Computational Continuum Mechanics - ME3-HCCM

Aims

The course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of continuum mechanics and to demonstrate how problems in continuum mechanics can be solved using numerical techniques. Particular attention is paid to the theory and implementation of the finite element method. The course provides the theoretical basis for Masters level courses on applications of finite element methods (FEAA) and finite volume method (CFD) and is a companion course to ME3 Fluid Mechanics (FMX) and ME3 Stress Analysis (SAN).

ECTS units:    6   
Contributing to Course Elements: 6 to ME3-LCTVS or ME4-LCTVS

Role

Course Leader

Literature Research Project - ME3-HLTR

Aims

  • To develop efficient use of the extensive facilities available for research on a given subject
  • To develop a critical attitude to information sources, an ethical attitude to attributing them and a systematic method for citing them
  • To stimulate interest in a given engineering-related, technical subject by studying it in depth.

ECTS units:  4   
Contributing to Course Elements: 4 to ME3-hCW Coursework

Role

Course Leader

Classical Field Theory of Materials (CFTM2) - PH9.TCFTM2

Role

Lecturer