Imperial College London

Professor Dan Balint

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Professor 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

 

Computational Continuum Mechanics A - MECH60021

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:    5
 

Role

Course Leader

Computational Continuum Mechanics (PG) - MECH96002

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:    5
 

Role

Course Leader

Computational Continuum Mechanics - MECH96001

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:    5
 

Role

Course Leader

Mathematics and Computing 1 - MECH40008

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 - MECH96030

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

Professional Engineering Skills 3 - MECH60015

Aims

This module is comprised of two parts: (a) Engineering in a commercial environment which aims to provide an awareness and basic understanding of some of the non-engineering  aspects that will be encountered by professional engineers working in a professional environment.  The main topics include: engineering finance; project management;ethics and professional responsibillity and intellectual property. (b) A literature research project which 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 and to stimulate interest in a given engineering-related, technical subject by studying it in depth

Role

Lecturer

Professional Engineering Skills 3 - MECH96023

Aims

This module is comprised of two parts: (a) Engineering in a commercial environment which aims to provide an awareness and basic understanding of some of the non-engineering  aspects that will be encountered by professional engineers working in a professional environment.  The main topics include: engineering finance; project management;ethics and professional responsibillity and intellectual property. (b) A literature research project which 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 and to stimulate interest in a given engineering-related, technical subject by studying it in depth

Role

Lecturer

Metal Processing Technology - MECH97093

Aims

Many industrial metal processes and applications involve shaping engineering components via plastic/viscoplastic deformation. These metal forming technologies are used for the manufacture of a range of metal components, such as automotive and aircraft body panels.  This module extends basic solid-mechanics concepts and methods to the modelling and analysis of viscoplastic flow and of metal microstructure evolution during metal forming processes.  It aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the analysis and simulation methods available, and practical exercises in their use. In particular:

  • To introduce plasticity and viscoplasticity theories underpinning metal plasticity technologies
  • To introduce theories for formulating unified constitutive equations for metal processing applications.
  • To extend plasticity and viscoplasticity theories for advanced metal forming applications
  • To introduce numerical techniques for advanced materials and process modelling.

ECTS units:    10

Role

Lecturer

Metal Processing Technology - MECH97055

Aims

Many industrial metal processes and applications involve shaping engineering components via plastic/viscoplastic deformation. These metal forming technologies are used for the manufacture of a range of metal components, such as automotive and aircraft body panels.  This module extends basic solid-mechanics concepts and methods to the modelling and analysis of viscoplastic flow and of metal microstructure evolution during metal forming processes.  It aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the analysis and simulation methods available, and practical exercises in their use. In particular:

  • To introduce plasticity and viscoplasticity theories underpinning metal plasticity technologies
  • To introduce theories for formulating unified constitutive equations for metal processing applications.
  • To extend plasticity and viscoplasticity theories for advanced metal forming applications
  • To introduce numerical techniques for advanced materials and process modelling.

ECTS units:    12   

Contributing to course element:  12    ME4-LCTVS Electives

Role

Lecturer

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

Role

Lecturer

Metal Processing Technology (PG) - MECH97029

Aims

Many industrial metal processes and applications involve shaping engineering components via plastic/viscoplastic deformation. These metal forming technologies are used for the manufacture of a range of metal components, such as automotive and aircraft body panels.  This module extends basic solid-mechanics concepts and methods to the modelling and analysis of viscoplastic flow and of metal microstructure evolution during metal forming processes.  It aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the analysis and simulation methods available, and practical exercises in their use. In particular:

  • To introduce plasticity and viscoplasticity theories underpinning metal plasticity technologies
  • To introduce theories for formulating unified constitutive equations for metal processing applications.
  • To extend plasticity and viscoplasticity theories for advanced metal forming applications
  • To introduce numerical techniques for advanced materials and process modelling.

ECTS units:    12   

Contributing to course element:  12    ME4-LCTVS Electives

Role

Lecturer