Title | 05-
Introduction to
Flavour
Physics |
Prof. | Enrico Lunghi, elunghi@indiana.edu |
CFU | 2.5 |
Period | 10 hrs, May 2018 |
Prerequisites | |
Programme | - CKM mechanism - Effective Hamiltonians - CP violation - BSM models: few examples - Effective Field Theories (HQET, etc..) - Exclusive and inclusive b->sll and present experimental anomalies |
Note(s) | Students who are willing to attend this course are **REQUESTED** to register by sending an email to Prof. Lunghi (elunghi@indiana.edu) |
Title | 07-Bioinspired materials |
Prof. | Federico Bosia federico.bosia@unito.it |
CFU | 2 |
Period | 8 hrs, timetable |
Prerequisites | |
Programme | The course covers some of the
main topics in the mechanics of biological and bioinspired materials,
i.e. materials that draw inspiration from specific examples found in
Nature that display exceptional performances and functionality. Topics: Biomaterials and biological structural materials: wood, bone, tendons, spider silk... ; Achieving function through structure: examples of bioinspired design (e.g. gecko paws, spider webs, lotus leaves); Importance of hierarchical structure; Simultaneous optimization of competing properties: Strength vs. toughness, Stiffness vs. density, etc. Biomimicry and bioinspiration. Artificial materials: traditional composite materials, nanocomposites and their applications. Hierarchical composite materials. Bioinspired composite materials. Self-healing materials. Metamaterials. Review of basic physical concepts and their application to biological/bioinspired materials: elasticity, fracture mechanics, flaw tolerance, fatigue, adhesion/antiadhesion, hydrophobicity, friction, wave propagation and damping. Theoretical models and numerical approaches used in the modelling of heterogeneous (composite) materials; multiscale modelling; fibrous materials and fibre bundle models; finite element modelling; peridynamics. Metamaterials: vibration damping, wave focusing, cloaking, band gaps Examples and case studies. |
Bibliography | Peter Fratzl, Matthew J.
Harrington, Introduction to Biological Materials Science, Wiley,
2015 Marc Andre' Meyers, Po-Yu Chen. Biological Materials Science: Biological Materials, Bioinspired Materials, and Biomaterials. Cambridge University Press, 2014 |
Title | 08- Introduction to Turbulence |
Prof. | Filippo De Lillo, |
CFU | 3 |
Period | 12 hrs, March/April 2018 |
Prerequisites | |
Programme | The Navier-Stokes equations The phenomenology of fluid turbulence. Statistical description of turbulence A.N. Kolmogorov’s 1941 theory. Intermittency and the multifractal formalism. Numerical simulations of the Navier-Stokes equations. |
Bibliography | U. Frisch, “Turbulence: the legacy of A.N. Kolmogorov”, Cambridge University Press (1995) |
Notes |
Interested students should send an email to filippo.delillo@unito.it by February 15th |