Coursebooks

Mathematical mechanical biology

MATH-343

Lecturer(s) :

Lessinnes Thomas Olivier D.

Language:

English

Summary

The course will be split into three parts which will respectively cover bio-filaments, bio-membranes and morphoelasticity.

Content

-- statistical mechanics of different chains of growing complexity.

-- classical rod mechanics (Kirchhoff and Cosserat).

-- Geometry of surfaces and its application to mechanics.

-- Fluid bio-membranes.

-- Axisymmetric Membranes and Shells in linear and nonlinear elasticity.

-- Growth of rods.

-- A brief introduction to classical nonlinear elasticity.

-- Volumetric growth.

Keywords

nonlinear elasticity

growing bodies

bio-filaments

bio-membranes

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Analysis I-III

Physics I

Recommended courses

Physics II

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Expected student activities

Besides attending the lecture and exercice sessions (which are both recommended albeit not compulsory), the curious students will be strongly encouraged to also do some home reading. 

 

Assessment methods

oral exam

 

"Dans le cas de l'art. 3 al. 5 du Règlement de section, l'enseignant décide de la forme de l'examen qu'il communique aux étudiants concernés."

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Websites

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9  MAA112  
9-10    
10-11  MAA112  
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German