Manfred Sigrist: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Manfred Sigrist
FieldTheoretische Physik
Institut für Theoretische Physik
ETH Zürich, HIT K 23.8
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 25 84
RelationshipFull Professor

402-0234-00LMechanics of Continua
Special Students UZH must book the module PHY352 directly at UZH.
10 credits3V + 2UM. Sigrist
AbstractMechanics of Elastic Media and Hydrodynamics: Strain and stress tensor, field equations, equilibrium, waves and oscillations. Dynamics of fluids, Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, Bernoulli equation, vortices, waves, potential flows; viscous fluids, Reynolds number, Stokes drag, boundary layers, instabilities, turbulence.
ObjectiveKnowledge of the essential concepts and methods of theoretical mechanics of elastic media and hydrodynamics. Consolidation through examples and solution of exercise problems.
ContentIntroduction to the concepts and methods of theoretical mechanics of elastic media and hyrdodynamics: relation between strain and stress tensor, balance equations, field equations of elastic media, elastostatics, waves and oscillations, lattice dislocations and plastic deformation. Dynamics of fluida, Euler equations of ideal fluida, Navier-Stokes equations of real fluids, Bernoulli equations, vortex theorems of Thomson and Helmholtz, dynamics of vortices, oscillation and waves in fluida, surface waves, two-dimensional potential flow, circulation, Magnus force, theorems of Kutta and Zhukovski, flow around profiles (cylinder, platte, aerofoil), Kutta condition. Incompressible viscos fluida, Reynolds number, Hagen-Poisseuille flow, Stokes law, Prandtl's boundary layer, Couette flow and Taylor instability. Turbulence, instability of laminary flows, Reynolds number, development of turbulence, Kolmogorov scaling.
Lecture notesVorlesungsskript (Deutsch) verfügbar.
Prerequisites / Noticegeneral / classical mechanics
402-0501-00LSolid State Physics0 credits1SC. Degen, K. Ensslin, D. Pescia, M. Sigrist, A. Wallraff, A. Zheludev
AbstractResearch colloquium