Mech. Eng. - Solid and Fluid Mechanics (ME-SFM)


Mech. Eng. - Solid and Fluid Mechanics (ME-SFM)

In the SFM track you get introduced in the fundamental principles and the related equations of solid and fluid mechanics and it provides you with a solid foundation for both experimental research and practical applications. You choose one of the specialisations that are within the P&E and the PME department. In your courses, you will reconsider what you learned during your BSc more from "first principles" than before: after your SFM-study, you are likely not only a user of ANSYS or FLUENT, but you understand what is behind it, and you may have contributed to such packages by adding or modifying modules: We do research on the physical phenomena that within such packages are only limitedly described, such as fracture mechanics or turbulence.

While computational mechanics and fluid dynamics have grown steadily in importance, new theories and models have been developed which require rigorous experimental validation. With the advance in computational power, there is also an ongoing development in laser- and camera technology. Their combination facilitates the in-detail measuring of transport phenomena on a field- or even a volume-wise basis. In this way, modern experimental data ensures a rich basis for analysis, which highly contributes to gain insight in the structure of fluid flows and of structural deformations.

We guide you through this process via an M.Sc.-thesis project using modern diagnostic techniques. 

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