ErSE 204 Geophysical Continuum Mechanics



The course provides physical background foundation and overview of mathematical continuum models of geophysics. The goal of the course is to allow students to learn modelling ideas and utilize them in simulation. Topics discussed include: brief introduction to Cartesian tensors, their calculus and algebra; deformations and strain measures; balance laws and equations of motion; thermo-dynamical relations and constraints; mixture theory and phase change.
Course period08/28/10 → …
Course level200