Discipline: 
Mathematics
Status: 
Available
Level: 
Summer Project
Supervisor(s): 
Associate Professor Tony Roberts

Suitable for:  Second or third year students with knowledge of mechanics, differential equations, and good programming skills.

Project:  Understanding the differential equations in many applied mathematics problems involves having a good understanding of the behaviour of elastic materials.  We wish to develop a simulation tool, with good graphics capabilities, which will allow visualization of how materials deform.  It will be used as an "experimental" tool to help students gain an understanding of the assumptions made in deriving equations.  Quantitative results of the model will be compared with the solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations.

Duration:  6-8 weeks

Contact:  Associate Professor Tony Roberts, apr@maths.uq.edu.au or phone +61 7 336 53263; room 647 Priestley Building (67) UQ St Lucia campus.