Imperial College London

ProfessorMichaelLowe

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Professor in Mechanical Engineering
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7071m.lowe Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Nina Hancock +44 (0)20 7594 7068

 
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Location

 

566City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Course/Module

Tutor, 1M Solid Mechanics. (Undergraduate)

Finite Element Analysis and Applications - ME3-HFEAA

Aims

The aim of the course is to teach the students to use Finite Element programs in a practical way to solve problems in linear elastic stress analysis. A student who has studied the course should be able, in a later industrial setting, to undertake the analysis of real problems with a fair understanding of sensible modelling procedures. In support of this, the course is split into two stages:

  1. Theoretical study of the Finite Element method, with emphasis on understanding what goes on inside a typical, modern, commercial program
  2. Practical experience in analysis using an industry-standard, interactive, Finite Element program.

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

Role

Associate Course Leader

Advanced Vibration Engineering - ME4-MAVE

Aims

To teach students how to use the theoretical principles of vibration, and vibration analysis techniques, for the practical solution of vibration problems. The course thus builds on students prior knowledge of vibration theory, and concentrates on the applications. A key feature is that students work on identifying and defining the problems to be solved, prior to solving them. This includes choices of assumptions, choices of measurements to be made and information to be investigated, and choices of analysis techniques to be employed. In keeping with the applied focus, the course includes practical analysis and measurement activities and a project in which students play the roles of clients and consultants while solving a real vibration problem.

ECTS units:  7   
Contributing to Course Elements: 7 to ME4-mLCTVS Electives

Role

Associate Course Leader

Finite Element Analysis and Applications - ME4-MFEAA

Aims

The aim of the course is to teach the students to be able to use Finite Element programs in a practical way to solve problems in linear elastic stress analysis. A student who has studied the course should be able, in a later industrial setting, to undertake the analysis of real problems with a fair understanding of sensible modelling procedures. In support of this, the course is split into two stages:

  1. Theoretical study of the Finite Element method, with emphasis on understanding what goes on inside a typical, modern, commercial program
  2. Practical experience in analysis using an industry-standard, interactive, Finite Element program.

ECTS units:  7   
Contributing to Course Elements: 7 to ME4-mLCTVS Electives

Role

Associate Course Leader